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Women with breast prostheses can breathe easier in our mastectomy swimwear, designed with both style and functionality in mind. Post-surgery women who are worried about looking fashionable on the beach or poolside can feel confident and on-trend in our stylish, practical bathing suits for mastectomy patients in a wide range of options.

If you are ready to hit the beach or pool with family and friends or want to begin an exercise regimen that includes swimming, A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe has you covered. If you are wondering “how are mastectomy swimsuits designed”, here are some details.

What are Breast Forms?

After breast surgery, many women are looking to return to their lifestyles, and this includes how their bodies look as well as feel. Breast forms offer survivors a non-invasive option other than reconstructive surgery. Breast forms mimic real breasts and come in a variety of materials, shapes, sizes, and hues.

Swim forms are particular breast forms explicitly made for water wear so that the form does not get damaged by chlorine or saltwater. These specific forms, made of damage-resistant silicone, are more lightweight than regular breast forms, so you won’t be weighed down when you swim.

Some suits have a snapped tab to hold swim forms into their pockets so there aren’t any unexpected pop-out moments. If you’re serious about swimming, you can also opt for an ultralight swim form, made from whipped silicone for the lightest option available.

When you are considering your post-surgery options, it is vital to consult an expert on what type of prosthesis is best for your lifestyle. Our professionals at A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe can walk you through the process, ensuring that you feel as comfortable as you look.

Mastectomy Bathing

Swimming is an excellent athletic endeavor that puts minimal amounts of stress on your body as it recovers. When you’re ready to hit the water, you want a suit that supports you in all manner of ways.

Many women feel slightly insecure about bathing suit season. Women in recovery can feel this even more keenly as the changes in their body may make them resistant to their favorite activities, like swimming.

We choose our mastectomy suits with survivors in mind. They feature higher cut armholes and necklines to obscure scars, pockets inside the bodice to insert swim or breast forms, blended material for any skin sensitivities, and adjustable straps to adapt the suit to your body’s needs.

A quality mastectomy suit will not include an underwire, which makes adjusting swim forms difficult, and some include a distinctive feature of a wide pliable band just below the breast line to keep the pockets flush with your body. Some suits even sport tummy control panels. It’s all about what makes you feel the best in your body.

Final Thoughts

Recovery is a long and gradual process, and one of the best ways to get back to your old life is to pick up some of your previous activities, like swimming.

If you’re considering dipping into swimming, call us today for a consultation to see what A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe can do for you.

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