One of the many challenges breast cancer survivors face after breast cancer surgery is the healing process. Many women want to know what they can do to speed up the healing process and make recovery more comfortable. One suggestion is to wear a post-mastectomy bra.
A post-mastectomy bra can provide many benefits, including faster healing, enhanced comfort, prevention of post-surgical complications, and securing a breast prosthesis. A post-mastectomy bra can also help improve your self-image and emotional well-being after surgery.
There are many types of post-mastectomy bras available on the market that you can choose from depending on your surgery.
Amoena Sarah Wear and Recovery Compression Bra
The Amoena Sarah Recovery Wear features a double-layer front with high cotton content that is soft and gentle on sensitive skin. Molded cups and flat seams throughout reduce irritation around surgical sites.
The broad, adjustable straps are comfortable to wear, and the VELCRO® brand hook and loop fastener front closure makes it easy to put on and take off. The Amoena Compression belt (sold separately) can be attached to the bra for added support. The belt addition is ideal for women following breast reconstruction with implants. The pressure at the top of the chest prevents breast implants from dislocating.
Marena Caress High Coverage Pocketed Bra
The Marena Caress High Coverage Pocketed Bra is designed with modern women in mind. It provides high coverage for scars and chemotherapy ports, while the TriFlex™ fabric offers multi-directional stretch and moisture-wicking properties, providing maximum comfort.
The long-line design offers extra support for remaining breast tissue, and the wide adjustable straps evenly distribute weight across the shoulders to prevent neck and back tension.
The FlexFit™ pocketed cups can accommodate two cup sizes. This makes it an excellent option for women undergoing delayed reconstructive surgery using tissue expanders.
Wear Ease Men’s Compression Vest
Men’s lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 833. Ideal for chest procedures, this vest features a zip front with a hook and eye and a spacer underneath to prevent the zipper from snagging on the skin.
The detachable shoulder straps with hooks and eyes are adjustable and extra-wide to make it easy to get a perfect fit, while the 1½” wide band at the bottom of the vest prevents uncomfortable rolling.
Drain pouches can be easily attached to the inside band to conveniently manage surgical drains. Made from a double layer of breathable and moisture-management Powernet fabric, this vest is comfortable to wear all day long.
Anita Medical Garments Compression Bra
The Anita Medical Garments Compression Bra is the perfect choice for breast reduction and reconstruction operations. Seamless molded cups are made of a double layer of stretch cotton for maximum comfort and support, while a side breast support exerts a controlled compression on the side underbust area.
The straps are provided with an optional adjustment VELCRO® fastening for a perfect fit. A practical zip with underlying hook fastening allows you to put on and take off the bra easily.
An optional wide-stretch bottom band with cotton in contact with the skin provides stability and security while it immobilizes and stabilizes the newly operated breast during the healing phase.
ABC Active Recovery Mastectomy Bra
While you may not be able to enjoy high-impact sports immediately after surgery, gentle exercise like walking, yoga, or swimming can be a great way to support your recovery. If you are searching for a sports bra, the ABC Active Recovery Bra is designed to get you back to an active lifestyle. It has a double-layered soft fabric, an extra wide band, and side panels to provide full coverage and comfort in sensitive areas.
The pocketed cups are perfect for holding prostheses or ice packs. The easy zipper front closure with top and bottom G-Hooks provides security and peace of mind, while the adjustable straps ensure a perfect fit.
Anita LymphoFit Bra Without Pockets
The Anita LymphoFit Bra is an excellent compression garment for managing lymphoedema. Whether you’re dealing with lymph congestion in the breast, thorax, arm, or back areas, this bra can help you heal quickly and comfortably.
This front-fastening, full cup bra features an easy-to-use hook and eye closure and is designed to avoid skin irritation after surgery. It provides gentle compression and is both comfortable and supportive. The wide side connection keeps breast forms secure, and the soft edging band avoids cutting in under the bust.
ABC Velcro Front Compression Mastectomy Bra
The ABC Velcro Front Compression Mastectomy Bra is ideal after a mastectomy, offering the comfort features you need to speed up your recovery. This compression bra helps reduce swelling and stabilizes breast tissue, making it an essential part of your post-operative care.
The easy-on, easy-off design with VELCRO® front closure and adjustable straps make this bra comfortable and convenient to wear. Inside pockets and soft cups hold your breast form in place, providing the support and security you need.
Wear Ease Women’s Compression Vest
Whether you’re dealing with bilateral surgery or uneven breasts, the Wear Ease Women’s Compression Vest is the perfect solution for your needs. It is designed to provide compression all around the torso, making it the perfect choice for women who are recovering from breast surgery or dealing with breast lymphedema.
The 4-way stretch power mesh fabric ensures a comfortable and snug fit, while the front zipper closure and adjustable shoulder straps allow you to customize the bra’s fit to your body. Plus, the built-in drainage tube pouches make it easy to keep your tubes in place during recovery.
Get Fitted for High-Quality Post-Mastectomy Bras
If you’ve undergone mastectomy surgery, then you know that finding a comfortable and supportive post-surgery bra is essential. A good post-mastectomy bra can help ease the transition back to daily life and make you feel more confident.
The A Fitting Experience Shoppe team understands this, which is why we offer a personalized fitting service for post-mastectomy bras, sports bras, fashion bras, and breast prostheses. Our certified fitting experts will work with you to find the perfect bra for your needs.
If you’re looking for a custom-fitted post-mastectomy bra, use our Fitting Calendar to schedule a personalized fitting or call us at (954) 978-8287.