Many women share the sentiment that shopping for a bathing suit isn’t always the most enjoyable experience. For women who have undergone a mastectomy for breast cancer, the experience can be equally if not more frustrating. Whether you prefer the pool, a lake or the beach, swimming is a great way to spend hot summer days.
In addition, swimming is a mild, whole-body exercise great for after a major breast cancer surgery. While shopping for the perfect swimsuit can sometimes feel discouraging, we are confident in our expansive inventory and we look forward to helping you find the perfect mastectomy swimsuit for all your summer fun and exercise.
Mastectomy Swimsuits – Features to Look For
Knowing what to look for when shopping for post mastectomy swimwear can make the entire process much easier. First and foremost, each woman should gauge her lifestyle and style preference and make a swimsuit purchase that is accommodating of these things.
Mastectomy swimwear, like other mastectomy products, is designed to provide extra support and comfort for women who have undergone a surgery that changes the appearance of their body, while still being feminine and stylish.
One of the most important features of mastectomy swimwear is pocketed cups to securely hold swim forms in place, should you choose to wear them. The pocketed cups give you the ability to remove and replace your swim forms as needed, and to hold them in place with peace of mind. Higher cut necklines and armholes offer increased coverage and protection for scar tissue and incision sites.
Quality mastectomy swimwear should offer wide and adjustable straps that allow you to customize your suit based on the level of support you need for each swim. Soft cups and seamless fabrics can help to prevent irritating the vulnerable and sensitive skin after surgery and radiation therapy. Sturdy fabrics that are both chlorine and UV resistant can help to ensure the longevity of your bathing suit.
Here is a collection of our customer’s favorite swimsuits:
Amoena Key West One Piece Mastectomy Swimsuit – Even with limited mobility and range of motion after your surgery, you will have no problem slipping into this sporty yet stylish one-piece by Amoena. The full front-zipper makes it easily accessible and its racerback design makes it easy to move around in. The solid colors and panel seams make this swimsuit slimming and simplistic.
The super-soft cups are lightly padded and pocketed to provide absolute confidence when wearing your swim forms. This swimsuit is offered in sizes 6-22 and B, C, and D cups. Crafted from Darwin fabrics which are 100% chlorine resistant and offer UV protection, which allows this suit to keep its shape and perfect fit throughout use and wear.
Jodee Mastectomy Swim Dress – All Jodee mastectomy swimwear is designed with nylon and spandex for ultimate shaping and comfort. The mastectomy swim dress features high neck and armholes for extra coverage and protection of sensitive areas. The pocketed cups ensure your swim forms stay securely in place.
The 3-button adjustable straps allow you to customize your daily level of support based on your needs. The swim dress has tummy control panels to accentuate your natural feminine figure. This Jodee swimsuit comes in sizes 8-26W and should be hand washed to increase its longevity.
Amoena Cocos One Piece Mastectomy Swimsuit – Another great mastectomy swimsuit by Amoena, the Cocos one piece is a slimming black with a white laser cut design under the bust line. The adjustable back strap can be worn or removed depending on which look you prefer for the day.
The medium neckline is neither too high or low, providing security for breast forms while still being comfortable. The Amoena Cocos is crafted with Lycra Xtra Life materials that provide shape retention and chlorine resistance. The adjustable shoulder straps are comfortable elastic and this suit comes in sizes 6-18, B, C, and D.
Finding the Perfect Suit
By taking into consideration these important features of a supportive and comfortable mastectomy swimsuit, you can make the best decision about the perfect mastectomy swimsuit for you. If you are able to, it is best to go into a store and try on bathing suits prior to purchasing as well.
Our certified fitters can measure you to ensure you get the right fit and style so you can feel confident in your swimsuit whether you are sunbathing, swimming or water skiing.
Although the majority of our inventory is online, at A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe and Mastectomyshop.com we are here to help you find the perfect post mastectomy bathing suit, and ready to answer any questions or address concerns you might have.
Although bathing suit shopping can be a daunting experience for many women, our goal is to help make it a little more enjoyable and to get you back in the water in a stylish and supportive suit as soon as possible. Call us today at 954-543-1262 with any questions about our products or services.