After mastectomy surgery, you don’t need to compromise on fit, style, or comfort when choosing swimwear. With an excellent selection of post-surgery swimwear available, it’s easier than ever to find the perfect piece that makes you feel confident and comfortable.
At A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe, we know how important something like the right swimsuit can be in helping you with your recovery process. Discover the range of stunning one-piece swimwear styles available this season, and learn what to look for in a mastectomy swimsuit to help you look good and feel great in and out of the water.
Types of Post-Surgery One-Piece Swimsuits
There is a wide range of mastectomy-friendly swimwear for people who have just had breast cancer surgery. A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe professional fitting can help you find the ideal one-piece swimsuit for your body type and recovery needs.
Try a mastectomy swimsuit with a blouson-style top for a one-piece swimsuit that looks like a two-piece. Blouson tops feature extra fabric around the midsection that balloons out slightly so that it softly drapes around your waist. This swimsuit style often features hidden tummy control panels for slimming and posture support.
The Penbrooke Mio Blouson Mastectomy Swimsuit features a stunning tropical floral print blouson top paired with sleek black briefs underneath for a look that offers ample coverage for your midsection. The integrated soft cups can hold lightweight swim forms and enhance your natural curves.
Sarong-style swimsuits and swim dresses are the perfect option for breast cancer thrivers looking for a one-piece with more coverage around the thighs and backside. Swim dresses feature a built-in skirt that ends at the mid-thigh, and sarong swimsuits come with a hemline that ends slightly higher and typically doesn’t extend all the way around the briefs.
The T.H.E Classic Sarong Front Mastectomy Swimsuit features a thigh-grazing front panel and a charming faux side tie. The swimsuit underneath is fully lined and comes with a pocketed bra and 3-button adjustable straps to securely hold your breast forms.
Draped front swimsuits are an excellent choice for women who have just undergone breast surgery. The high neckline hides surgical scars and evidence of radiation treatment, while the draped design enhances your bust.
The T.H.E Collection Mastectomy Draped Front Swimsuit is designed with ruching down the swimsuit’s front panel to taper your waist and create curves in all the right places.
Swimming and water aerobics are excellent ways to support your recovery after breast surgery. One-piece swimsuits with a sporty, ergonomic cut ensure you have a full range of motion and offer maximum comfort while working out.
The Amoena Rhodes One-Piece Swimsuit has a functionally tailored strap design for optimal shoulder movement while swimming laps. The Rhodes is chlorine and UV-resistant swimwear offering long-lasting durability, whether you enjoy hot tubs, pools, or the beach.
Features to Look for When Shopping for Mastectomy-Friendly Swimwear
When shopping for one-piece bathing suits after breast cancer treatment, there are many swimwear features to consider for enhancing your comfort.
Pocketed swimwear is a must for women who already wear or plan to use swim prostheses. Prostheses give your figure symmetry and balance. Bilateral prosthesis pockets built into one-piece swimwear tops hold the forms securely in place. They can be used individually or together, allowing for full customization whether you have had a unilateral or bilateral mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery.
Adjustable straps on your swimsuit are just as important as pockets for keeping your swim forms in place.
Maintaining symmetry on either side of the body is crucial for many women. The swimsuit’s shoulder straps provide most of the support for your breasts or prostheses, ensuring that they appear the same size in your suit.
If you need only a partial or one prosthesis, you need more lift on the side with more natural breast tissue. Adjustable straps help you control the amount of support on each side independently.
High necklines and small armholes
High necklines and underarm fabric conceal surgical scars and help secure breast forms, while low-cut backing adds sexy detailing that keeps the swimsuit from looking frumpy.
Look for high-performance stretch fabric blends such as spandex, nylon, and polyester. These materials are quick-drying to prevent skin irritation. You should also check that the swimsuit fabric is resistant to heat, chlorine, UV rays, and saltwater. This ensures the fabric won’t abrade or tear with regular use.
Find the Perfect One-Piece Swimsuit with A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe
Knowing where to go and what to look for is a big part of finding the right mastectomy swimwear. Our certified professional fitters at A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe are happy to help you go over your options and find the best fit for your body to help you enjoy the sunshine this summer.