An external breast prosthesis is an excellent alternative if you have decided not to undergo breast reconstruction surgery immediately after your mastectomy. A prosthesis provides you with the shape and volume you need to support your posture and balance out your body.
While an external prosthesis can be worn with a regular bra, standard bras do not offer the same security and comfort features as a bra designed to be worn with breast forms.
A mastectomy bra comes with design details such as interior pockets, wide underbust bands, and adjustable straps to keep your breast forms secure against your chest wall all day long.
There are numerous styles of mastectomy bra that can be worn with an external prosthesis. Discover the different bra varieties available and how a certified fitter from A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe can help you find the perfect post-mastectomy bra for your body.
Post-Surgical Mastectomy Bras
Following your mastectomy surgery, your doctor will recommend wearing a post-surgical bra to help promote healing and speed up your recovery. Post-surgical bras use compression technology to improve circulation and often come with features to facilitate easier wound care and dressing.
Most doctors suggest waiting to wear an external prosthesis until you are fully healed. However, in some cases, you may be able to wear a lightweight foam prosthesis straight after your operation.
Some post-surgical bras are designed with ultra-soft mesh pockets in the bra cups to hold foam breast forms. These pockets provide a barrier between your skin and the breast form to prevent irritation to the surgical site.
The ABC Active Recovery Mastectomy Bra offers 360° of firm compression. The soft cups feature cotton pockets for holding full or partial breast forms or ice packs to soothe discomfort around the surgical site. The front zippered closure makes it easy to put the bra on and remove with your breast forms in the pockets.
Leisure/ Sleep Mastectomy Bra
It can take between four to six weeks to recover from mastectomy surgery, so getting enough rest and allowing your body to heal is crucial. Support yourself through your recovery with a comfortable, cozy leisure mastectomy bra.
A leisure mastectomy bra is ideal for wearing around the house or while sleeping and can be worn with a wide range of breast forms, from fiberfill prosthesis to silicone breast forms.
The Amoena Francis Leisure Care bra comes in various colors and charming patterns to suit your style. It is constructed from soft cotton with cotton interior pockets for your breast forms. The high back and wide straps offer support and enhance your comfort.
Classic Mastectomy Bra
Classic mastectomy bras are made for wearing with a prosthesis. They come in a wide variety of styles, from sleek, seamless pieces to sexy lace designs.
When shopping for a mastectomy bra, opt for a style that comes with molded cups rather than underwire. The gentle padding offers support for your remaining breast tissue without uncomfortably digging into surgical scars.
The Anita Airita Bra is made from breathable jacquard using a unique spacer cup design that enhances your natural breast shape and smooths out any unevenness when you wear a breast form.
Mastectomy Sports Bra
Exercise is an excellent way to speed up your recovery and get back to your life after breast cancer. While many women prefer the comfort of a crop top, they often don’t provide the support you need to prevent breast bounce and keep your breast forms secure.
A specially designed mastectomy sports bra comes with a cup design that lifts and separates your breasts and prostheses. They are also made from high-performance fabric that offers slight compression to reduce movement during vigorous activity.
The Anita Extreme Control Post-Mastectomy Bra features three-part structural cups with terry cloth pockets to wick away moisture and prevent friction between your breast prosthesis and your skin. The tailored racerback offers a highly-breathable mesh panel for optimal temperature control to keep you cool and dry during your workout.
Find The Perfect Bra and Breast Form Combination at A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe
The staff at A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe can speak with insurance companies on your behalf to determine whether your policy covers mastectomy products. Visit our Margate, FL, store for a professional fitting and explore the selection of types of breast forms and mastectomy bras we have available.