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4 Post-Surgery Sports Bras Made for Breast Cancer Survivors

4 Post-Surgery Sports Bras Made for Breast Cancer Survivors

Dana Donofree
3 min read

Many doctors recommend sports bras post-surgery because sports bras have no underwire and have soft cups, not molded ones. However, most sports bras are less than ideal after surgery. They are designed to compress natural breast tissue and to restrict breast movement during exercise. Implants and prosthetics can't be comfortably compressed in the same way as natural breast tissue. Constriction can be painful post-surgery. Another tricky thing about most sports bras is that they are hard to put on and take off. After surgery, most patients have a limited range of motion. One more barrier for those looking for sports bras to wear after surgery is that ordinary sports bras are designed for those with two natural breasts. 

At AnaOno, we take this all into account. We want you to be comfortable during and after your breast cancer surgery recovery. Finding the right bra is an important part of this. You want something that has the right amount of support for whatever physical activity you're taking part in, is easy to wear, and looks great on you whatever your surgery choice.

We're here to help you find the best sports bra for breast surgery recovery and beyond. Check out these four sports bras and see which one sounds right for you.


Model is wearing the Paige Wrap front sports bra

Paige Wrap-Front Sports Bra

The Paige is a fashionable and comfortable sports bra for any breast surgery. Soft and supportive with a cute wrap front and a sexy cross-back mesh panel, this bra will have you feeling and looking great. It's perfect for yoga, biking, and walking!

When looking for the right bra, you want to make sure it fits your body and your needs. The Paige comes with adjustable straps and a three-hook closure that allow you to customize the fit, and the wrap front provides support for all body (and boob) types.

The Paige also comes with pockets that allow you to insert expanders, lightweight breast forms and prostheses, so this is an ideal mastectomy sports bra.


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Model wearing the Bianca Front Closure Sports Bra


Bianca Front Closure Sports Bra

Looking for a front close sports bra after surgery? We've got you covered with the Bianca. This supportive and comfy bra is perfect for recovery and beyond. 

Following breast cancer surgery, you might have limited mobility. Moving your arms to put on or take off a bra with a back clasp can be painful and difficult. That's why we created this bra with a front closure. The adjustable front hooks make it easier and more comfortable to get the bra on and off. 

The Bianca is great when you want to hit the gym or start running again post-surgery. It will support you as you move, and the all-mesh back panel provides breathability while you work up a sweat. Plus, it doesn't hurt that the mesh makes this bra super-sexy. 

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Model wearing the Leslie Soft Leisure Bra

Leslie Soft Leisure Bra

The Leslie is an ultra-comfortable low-impact sports bra that is perfect for wearing during lumpectomy recovery or after any other breast surgery. Lightweight and wire free, this bra is made from an unbelievably soft modal material that makes it ideal for use after surgery. If you're ready to head back to Pilates or yoga, Leslie is a great choice. 

As we all know, it can be hard to dress during recovering. This bra has enough to stretch for you to easily pull on or even step into. While giving light support, this bra also has adjustable straps that can be converted to a cross-back or traditional style to provide you the customization and comfort you deserve.

How long do you wear a sports bra after a lumpectomy? The recommendation is a few months, but we know you'll want to wear the Leslie for much longer. 


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Model wearing the Monica Full-Coverage Bra

Monica Full-Coverage Bra

Designed to provide the highest level of ease along with medium support, the Monica is the full-coverage bra of your dreams. This bra is made from a soft material that makes it great for wearing during recovery after a lumpectomy, mastectomy or any other breast cancer surgery. 

With convertible straps and a modest neckline, this bra is as stylish as it is comfortable. Its wide back and 4-hook closure make the Monica a favorite among thrivers and survivors. 

This bra also comes with removable modesty pads and pockets to hold expanders and prostheses. 


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Bras for All Occasions

You can never have too many bras. At AnaOno, we've got your back for every occasion. From date nights to walks with your bestie to fitness classes to lounging around the house, we have the perfect bra for you.

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Dana Donofree
Dana Donofree

Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.