How To Feel Sexy Again Post-Mastectomy
It’s hard to get into a sexy mood when you feel anything but sexy while undergoing breast cancer treatment and a major surgery. Not only did your body just go through a drastic, devastating change, but you have to relearn and even rebuild your relationship with yourself. Feeling confident, courageous, and like your old self in a new body can certainly seem like an impossible endeavor. But we’re here to tell you that feeling sexy after a mastectomy is possible.
Explore our mastectomy lingerie collection that showcases the sultry lace, delicate details, and sexy necklines, all of which are underwire-free, pocketed to wear with forms or flat, and made with buttery-soft modal fabric. And once you’ve found “the one,” try it on and enjoy a little photo shoot with yourself as a reminder that you’ve still got it -- and that you never lost it. We think you’ll love the person staring back at you in the mirror.
What Is The Purpose Of A Mastectomy Bra?
Mastectomy bras prioritize the features you’ll need immediately after a mastectomy and long after you’ve healed. These bras are designed with soft, breathable fabric that won’t cling or rub uncomfortably on you, no underwires so there’s no unnecessary discomfort, and pockets in each cup so you can insert breast forms into the right side, left side, or both. If you opt to go flat, you can wear a mastectomy bra without the breast forms, too.
A lot of folks may imagine big, hospital-white undergarments when they think of mastectomy bras. But we’re here to bust the notion that mastectomy bras and mastectomy lingerie need to be ugly to be effective. There are a ton of style options within the mastectomy bra umbrella, including sexy lingerie that you (or your partner) would never know was designed specifically for mastectomies. You might see these bras described as pocketed lingerie -- that’s a mastectomy bra, too; it just means that the bra has pockets to place your inserts.
What Kind Of Bra Do You Wear After A Mastectomy?
After your mastectomy, you’ll get instructions from your medical team on the type of bra you’ll need to wear after a mastectomy. Long story short, you’ll wear different bras, each of which offers a differing degree of compression, at each stage of the healing process. No matter what you pick, though, mastectomy bras have a few shared traits, including a thick band, no underwires, pockets for breast forms, and easy-in, easy-out front closures.
Immediately after your surgery, you’ll have to wear your mastectomy bra around the clock -- yes, even while sleeping. This bra will offer a good deal of compression to help support healthy blood flow while you recover. As time progresses and you begin to heal, you’ll be able to switch to other mastectomy bras that aren’t as constricting. All in all, be prepared for several months of recovery.
Once you’ve gotten the all-clear that you’re fully healed, you can keep wearing your mastectomy bra -- and in fact, there are many good reasons to do so. First and foremost, mastectomy bras will have those special pockets to place inserts like AnaOno’s F(oo)Bs. They’ll keep the underwire far, far away. Many will also offer the ability to wear the bra while flat, with flexible cups that conform to your new, post-mastectomy body. Finally -- a bra that works for you!
The search for a sexy bra that fits your (re)newed figure is over. Have wireless bras left you feeling basic? You should never have to compromise your beauty for comfort.
This sensual and flirty collection of mastectomy lingerie will empower you to get back into the bedroom with sexy lace, plunging necklines, and sensual racerback styles. You deserve to celebrate YOU!