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What bras to wear after a breast cancer surgery?

What bras to wear after a breast cancer surgery?

Dana Donofree
3 min read

Finding surgical bras after a mastectomy, lumpectomy, DIEP flap, reconstruction or other breast cancer surgery can be a difficult and exhausting endeavor. We're here to help make that process easier. 

Not every breast cancer surgery is alike, and it's not always clear what type of bra you should wear after. To help you find the best post-surgery bra for you, we've gathered a handy list of bras for different procedures.

Model wearing the Rora Pocketed Front Closure Bra

Bras After Mastectomy

After a mastectomy you want a bra that is comfortable, soft and customizable. That's where the Rora Pocketed Front-Closure Bra comes in. This supportive front close bra was voted Best Post-Mastectomy Bra by InStyle Magazine, and for a good reason. 

During recovery, it can be hard to get bras on and off. That's what makes this front-closure bra perfect for wearing during recovery. The front clasp makes easier for you to get dressed.

Following surgery, your skin might be sensitive and your incisions easily irritated. The Rora is made with a super-soft material that will prevent irritation that might be caused by other fabrics. Because this bra is so soft and comfy, you'll want to wear it far beyond recovery.

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Model wearing the Gloria Pocketed Wirefree bra

Post Lumpectomy Bras 

The Gloria Pocketed Wirefree Bra is a sexy and comfortable bra that's perfect for wearing after a lumpectomy. This wire free bra has beautiful spandex lace and a cute satin bow, making it stylish without sacrificing comfort or support. 

Like many of our other bras, the Gloria comes with built-in pockets. These pockets can hold lightweight breast forms or prosthesis to give a more balanced look, if that's what you want.

When you buy a bra, you want to make sure it fits well. This bra features a 4-hook back closure and adjustable straps so you can get a customizable fit.

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Model wearing the Leslie Soft Leisure Bra

Bras for DIEP Flap 

After a DIEP Flap surgery, the Leslie Soft Leisure Bra offers the light support and comfort you deserve. It's one of the best bras after breast surgery. 

This bra is designed to fit the shape and form of your breasts following a DIEP flap surgery. It comes with built-in pockets to accommodate expanders, lightweight breast forms and prostheses to help round out and balance your shape. 

With an ultra-soft material, wire free cups and adjustable straps, this is going to be one of the most comfortable bras you've ever worn-customers tell us they even sleep in it. It will feel great during recovery and beyond. 

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Model wearing the Molly Pocketed Plunge Bra

Breast Reconstruction Bras

Looking for the best bra after mastectomy reconstruction or other breast or chest surgery? Along with the Rora Pocketed front-closure Bra mentioned above, the Molly Pocketed Plunge Bra is another great choice.

The soft material makes it comfortable enough to wear during recovery while the fashionable design is beautiful enough for you to wear long after you've healed.

Wirefree cups, removable modesty pads and adjustable straps help make this bra extra comfy. A plunging neckline and little satin bow bring a sexiness that will give you the confidence you deserve, and make the Molly

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Model wearing the Bianca Front-Closure Sports Bra

Other Breast Surgeries 

While our bras are perfect for breast cancer survivors, they also work well for those recovering from other breast surgeries, such as augmentation and reduction. Those who have had shoulder surgery or open heart surgery and have a limited range of motion will also find that the Bianca Front-Closure Sports Bra provides lots of coverage and a convenient front close. 

The Bianca will keep you comfortable during your recovery while providing you with a bra that can be worn and enjoyed for years after.

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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.