Breast surgery is a life-changing experience, and most women understandably lose a big amount of confidence. The sensitivity and physical discomfort women experience after surgery is a challenge, but more than that, the emotional effects are even more challenging – losing confidence means that a woman may not see herself as physically attractive as before, and may feel pangs of self-consciousness, anxiety, and depression as a result. Wearing the wrong bra that does not do anything to support post-surgery breasts won't do anything to boost her confidence.
This is where mastectomy bras come in – specifically designed for women who have undergone breast surgery, these bras are created for comfort. They do the all-important job of protecting sensitive, post-surgery breasts and can be worn easily even when you still have difficulty moving. Most bras are made with breathable microfibre to give your breasts some breathing space and keep moisture from building on your skin. Best of all, they look great because they blend in seamlessly with any outfit.
If you are buying a mastectomy bra for the first time, don't worry – you are not alone. Many women who have been through a mastectomy have said that wearing a mastectomy bra was the best alternative and support method for the imbalance and discomfort they felt after surgery.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing your mastectomy bra:
- Choose a mastectomy bra with wider, padded adjustable straps
- Go for a mastectomy bra that has good separation between the cups
- Make sure it offers full support and covers the surgical area neatly
- Most importantly, try it on first and don't hesitate to have it altered to fit you better
With the right support, recovering from a mastectomy can be more comfortable and uplifting. If this is something you feel is lacking after having been through one, try one for yourself and experience comfort on your way to recovery.