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    The (re)Issue

    Recovering from breast surgery can be challenging. Whether you’ve had a mastectomy, reconstruction, lumpectomy or augmentation, there’s bound to be some soreness and limited range of motion during this time. By prioritizing your comfort, however, you can make the process a little bit easier as you feel better each day. One of the best ways to make sure you’re comfortable during recovery is by choosing post-surgery clothing designed specifically for breast procedures. This will allow you to feel better as you heal and adjust to the changes to your body.

    Our mission at AnaOno is to make sure patients, survivors and thrivers feel their best during recovery and beyond. Learn more about what makes for the best post-operation clothing and find out where to order some pieces for your own recovery or that of a loved one.

    So much uncertainty goes into breast cancer surgeries, whether it be a double or single mastectomy, DIEP Flap reconstruction, lumpectomy, exchange surgery, explant, reconstruction...the list goes on and on. Every surgery is so different, and your healing needs tend to vary from one surgery to the next.

    At AnaOno, we've created padded bras that are perfect for wearing during mastectomy recovery and beyond. Here you'll find the best padded bra for breast cancer patients to wear in the days, weeks, and even years post-surgery. What makes these bras so great for recovery and beyond? They were designed specifically for breast cancer thrivers and survivors!

    Business Insider named the Rora Pocketed Front Closure Bra among the best mastectomy bras of 2020. 

    Here's what Ellen Hall Saunders of Business Insider says:

    "I wish I had known about this bra when I was recovering from my bilateral mastectomy last year. It is remarkably soft, with a comfortable wide band across the bottom that doesn't dig into the sensitive healing tissue across the chest."

    Train like an angel? Nah. Train like a previvor. If you've tested positive for a genetic mutation (like the BRCA gene), and have decided to take the brave step of getting a preventative double mastectomy, we see you girl! That was NOT an easy choice, but you are taking life by the reins and becoming your own superhero. As far as we're concerned, you're badass AF. 
    Here at AnaOno, we like to joke that we are in the same business as iPhone case makers. Surgery types change, evolve and develop almost as rapidly as smartphones do. And when surgeries change, we must upgrade and improve our bras to accommodate and fit bodies perfectly in the same way phone cases must upgrade to new fit your iPhone 11. 
    We’re pretty sure we can all agree there is nothing WORSE than having to wear a hot, sweaty, itchy uncomfortable bra for hours and hours while experiencing chemo-induced hot flashes, while healing from multiple breast surgeries and harsh cancer treatments. Before you commit to clicking the ‘add to cart’ button while online shopping, make sure you know what size you are.
    Figuring out what kind of bra you should invest your hard earned money in after your mastectomy can sometimes feel like the huge obstacle in feeling like yourself again. If you're frustrated or confused about what you should be looking for in a post-mastectomy recovery bra, we can help you! Follow along for the key identifiers to look for while shopping for the perfect post-mastectomy bralette. 
    Then there are those of us who have to travel post-surgery from our specialized doctors who are located across the country. Whether you are traveling for vacation, or traveling because of your diagnosis, you need a supportive, soft, comfortable bra that will keep your most delicate areas protected. 

    We know how scary and overwhelming the preparation for your breast cancer surgery is, and we are always here to help you, and to give you a few tips we have picked up along the way. Read along for support and advice from the open-hearted, generous members of the AnaOno Community, and from breast cancer previvors, survivors and thrivers who’ve been through it too.

    We know you’re longing for the day of comfortable options that don’t make you want to rip off your bra and to find something that helps you REST, and supports you in your sleep, regardless of your breast surgery or how long ago it was. Here’s our list of pretty, cozy and comfortable bras to sleep in after your breast surgery. These lounge and sleep bras are so soft, you will forget you are wearing it altogether. 

    You were prepared for your treatment. You were prepared for your surgery. You read everything you could get your hands on when you were diagnosed with cancer. But nothing prepares you for the day when the post-mastectomy haze clears and you are standing at the mirror, wrapped up like a mummy, convinced the doctors accidentally stitched an elephant to your chest.