Underwear.co.uk – Our Mastectomy Bras Buying Guide
A well fitting mastectomy bra offers comfort and support in a range of pretty, feminine styles. Browse the range and read our buying guide below.
How does a mastectomy bra work?
A mastectomy bra looks and feels exactly like any other bra…the only difference is a mastectomy bra contains a hidden pocket to insert your breast form prophesis. As this pocket does not affect the fit of the bra, you can wear these with or without the prosthesis.
Choosing the right style:
In the six to eight weeks after surgery choose a comfortable style that is wire free, made from soft stretch fabrics, and ideally front fastening to easily put on and take off. You can then progress to a wireless or soft cup bra to keep you comfortable yet supported.
Getting the right fit:
It’s important that your bra is comfortable, and that can be achieved through ensuring your mastectomy bra is fitted correctly. The band of the bra should fit snugly around your back and not ride up, nor feel too tight. If you wear a prosthesis, fit to your natural breast and make sure that the bra is supporting it well, and make sure that’ it’s well-covered by the bra cup.
A post-surgery or mastectomy bra doesn’t need to be dull! We’ve got a range of styles, colours, and pretty designs, so whatever you are looking for we’ve got a style to suit.