It can be overwhelming to prepare for the unknown as you count down the days to your mastectomy surgery. You undoubtedly have a million questions running through your mind; Questions about your health, future, aftercare, your family, post-op after care...the list goes on and on.
One of the biggest questions a lot of us face from being diagnosed with breast and undergoing mastectomy surgery, especially during this waiting period is, “What will my boobs look like?” And, “What bras are going to work for me?” Or, the dreaded, “Will I even be able to wear pretty bras again!?”
The answer is YES. Although your body (and breasts) may not look or feel the way they did pre-surgery, there are extremely beautiful post-mastectomy bras and lingerie sets out there to make you feel your absolute best, at a time when you feel anything but You are not alone in your search for the perfect post-mastectomy bra, and we are here to help you navigate what will work the best for your BEAUTIFUL new body.
What Bra Do I Wear After My Mastectomy?
Following your unilateral or double mastectomy, you will most likely be in a medical grade compression bra issued by your doctor. Once your doctor gives you the go ahead to transition out of that bra, you will want super soft post-mastectomy bras made from ultra-soft materials and garments that support you, are easy to put on, and make you feel your most comfortable.
Being as comfortable as possible after surgery is the number one priority. Your mobility may not be at its best, so a bra with a front closure is a recommended post-surgical bra for easy post-op dressing and comfortability. You’ll want a front closure post-mastectomy bra with super plush material that is soft to the touch yet also functional for your post-surgical needs, like our luxurious and pocketed Front Closure. Voted Best Post-Mastectomy Bra by InStyle Magazine. This wireless favorite Front Closure Bra is one of the very best front-closure recovery bras around thanks to its unique combination of softness, adjustability and style.
Super soft modal makes our The Front Closure the softest, most supportive post-mastectomy bra around.
The extendable frond closure claps allow you to adjust your fit and makes for easy post-surgery accessibility and dressing, while the wide back bridge will give you the support you need through your back and underarms. It’s also beautiful beyond surgery thanks to its super soft and pretty design, and will take you from recovery to beyond, becoming your go-to wireless and comfortable everyday bra. With adjustable and convertible straps, many survivors and thrivers even love wearing this front closure bra as their post-mastectomy sports bra due to its support and soft compression.
Derina (@ifbbproderinawilson) showing off her healed F(OO)Bs in the black Front Closure Bra. Photo courtesy of Derina Wilson.
If just getting out of surgery and looking to ease the burden of your surgical drains, you can pair your Front Closure Bra with the Miena Robe with Drain Management Belt. This robe is both luxurious and functional and comes equipped with a drain management belt that helps you better control the excess fluid so you can focus on recovery and the next phase of your life. Just like the Front Closure bra, you’ll love this robe for years beyond recovery and can easily remove the belt when you no longer need it.
The post-surgical Front Closure Bra works for all surgery types and will work for you if you have had:
- A double mastectomy with reconstruction
- A double mastectomy without reconstruction
- A single mastectomy with reconstruction
- A single mastectomy without reconstruction
- FLAP Reconstruction
- Unilateral with breast forms, prosthesis or F(OO)B Inserts
- Au Natural
It also makes a great gift from a caregiver to a loved one!
Pain Free Bras After Surgery
The Front Closure is a super soft, dream come true for your body after an intense surgery.
“I am so happy and relieved that I was able to find something that brought me comfort and eased the pain after my double mastectomy. The material is super soft and they do not look like your grandmothers bra! I am beyond pleased with my purchase.” - Alayna M.
Tackling a mastectomy surgery head-first takes GUTS, so know that you are a badass, capable of not only making it through this but THRIVING in the process. In the meantime, you are never alone in your walk through diagnosis, surgery, treatment or reclaiming your body. A wireless Front Closure bra is a pretty and supportive post-mastectomy style to help you take that first step from recovery to reclaiming your confidence.