Comfort and Confidence After Mastectomy: What Does a Good Mastectomy Bra Look like?
You are fun, feminine, and absolutely brilliant. So it’s only fitting that you should have beautifully-crafted lingerie that brings the comfort and style to match, right? If you’ve been window-shopping for quality mastectomy bras, you may have hit a wall, just like we did. That’s why we decided to take all of the inspiration pooling around us from you - our incredible community of women - to create Loverose Lingerie.
The search ends here. Say goodbye to lacklustre bras and say hello to our considered collection of oh-so chic post-surgery lingerie and mastectomy bras that will have you excited to get dressed in the morning while providing ultimate support and comfort.
In this guide, we will walk you through those all-important questions that we once had too on how to find the right bra after mastectomy, including when it is appropriate to start wearing a bra, what type of bra to choose, where to buy one, how to measure your bra size, how to wear a bra after mastectomy, and the importance of getting a proper bra fitting.
When Can I Start Wearing a Bra After Mastectomy?
After a mastectomy, it is essential to give your body enough time to heal before wearing a bra again. Although recovery time can vary from person to person, most doctors recommend waiting at least four to six weeks after surgery before wearing a bra. However, please consult with your doctor or surgeon to determine the appropriate time to start wearing a bra.
What Type of Bra Should I Choose?
Choosing the right bra after a mastectomy is a big decision, for a few reasons. You’ll need to wear a bra that’s specifically designed for post-surgery wear–but you also want to find styles that reflect your beauty and personality, boost your confidence and are sexy! After all, lingerie is one of the most feminine indulgences, so go ahead and invest in new pieces that will help you look and feel fabulous.
Mastectomy bras are made of soft, breathable fabrics and are pocketed to hold a prosthesis or breast form on one or both sides. This ensures that your bra looks seamless underneath your clothing and is shaped for a natural look. Here at Loverose Lingerie, our wireless bras are designed with all of your needs and sartorial desires in mind. Some of our most-loved mastectomy bras are the LUXE Hey Good Lookin’, and ESSENTIALS You Got This styles.
How Do I Measure My Bra Size After Mastectomy?
Measuring your bra size after a mastectomy is key to ensure that you are wearing the correct size and that your breast forms fit correctly. To measure your bra size after mastectomy, you will need a soft measuring tape. You will need to wear a bra when measuring at home. You can follow our simple guide here to measure at-home.
How Do I Wear a Mastectomy Bra?
When wearing a mastectomy bra, take a bit of extra time to be sure that the breast forms or prostheses are properly inserted into the pockets. This will help to keep them in place and to ensure that they look flawless under your clothing. It is also important to adjust the straps and band to ensure a comfortable fit. LoveRose Lingerie pocketed bras are uniquely designed with a central opening to the pocket, making it easier to adjust and slide your prosthesis in and out of your bra. All of our wireless bras at LoveRose Lingerie are made to be extra-gentle on scar tissue with hook-and-eye fastenings for optimal comfort.
Where can I buy a bra after a mastectomy?
Looking for a highly-curated, thoughtfully-created selection of wireless post-surgery lingerie? You’ve come to the right place. Here at Loverose Lingerie, we offer post-surgery and mastectomy bras designed in the UK to suit every woman’s needs. For every surgery outcome, whether you require pocketed or non-pocketed bras, we have got you covered. From mastectomy bras with pockets that are engineered with clever hidden support such as Hey Good Lookin or Essentials You Got This, to front fastening mastectomy bras (Honey I am Home) or beautiful non-pocketed wireless bras (See You At Nine or Essentials I am Enough), we are inspired by you and driven to create fun, feminine and supportive lingerie that fuses comfort and style into one brilliant bra.
Plus shopping online offers some nice perks: you are free to browse from the comfort of your home and have access to our expert team who are passionate and ready to help you find your new favourite pieces. If you need any help with choosing your post-surgery bra, call us at 0808 175 2676 or contact us here.
Why Is Getting a Proper Bra Fitting For Mastectomy Bra Important?
Getting a proper bra fitting after a mastectomy is crucial to ensure that you are wearing the correct size and that your breast forms fit properly, so they don’t shift and to ensure that you are comfortable. You can either use our handy guide here, visit one of our stockists, or book a session with a trained professional such as The Bra Sisters or Monica Harrington who can help you find the right size and style of bra to suit your needs. If you happen to be in Edinburgh, you can book your fitting with Caroline herself in our studio. Additionally, you may need to try on different styles of bras to find the best fit for you.
Finding the right bra after a mastectomy can be a challenge, but you have a lingerie-loving community here at Loverose Lingere to support you and to help you feel like your best self again post-surgery, all whilst helping you find lovely pieces that you’ll want to reach for every single day.