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Top 5 Things to Wear Home Post-Mastectomy

May 04, 2018 1 Comment

Top 5 Things to Wear Home Post-Mastectomy

We know that heading into the surgery room to face your single or double mastectomy surgery is a frightening thing. Not to mention the added anxiety of getting dressed and ready for the occasion. That's why we are here to help. We do not want you to worry one bit about how you will dress yourself, so we prepared a simple go-to list of our top 5 styles that help you recover in comfort: 

 

Front Closure Bra 

Post Mastectomy Surgery Bra with Pockets

No matter if it’s a single mastectomy or a double mastectomy, range of motion will be limited. Not only will you be sore (it was a major surgery after all), but you will also have limited range of motion, especially in your arms. We call them T-Rex arms, since you cannot raise your arms above your shoulders, or lift anything heavy. That means no sports bras! Not until after post-treatment anyway. That's why we have to recommend the front closure bra for after the doctor releases you from your post-surgery bra. Just make sure, to consult your doctor that you are ready to put on something more comfy (and more flattering than the iron maiden).

 

Miena Robe w/ Drain Pouches

Mastectomy Robe with Drain Belt Pouches

Ask your Breasties (other women that have undergone a mastectomy) what they thought about their drains. It’s a trigger for sure! And likely the most annoying and uncomfortable part of your recovery. So you know we had to find a way to work around this. Our Miena mastectomy robe has a built in drain pouches to ensure that the drains stay put. A vast improvement from having them safety pinned to your surgical bra (yeah, that's how they send you out of the hospital room). Ask your doctor how many drains they suspect you'll need. You can always get a second belt if you are expect to have more than two drains. And once you are done with them, you get the pleasure of tossing that belt out. But not the robe! You get to stay comfy in this forever!

 

Leslie Leisure Bra

Sleep Bra best for post-mastectomy recovery

When you start feeling a bit more like yourself, and physical therapy helps get your range of motion back, you graduate to our super comfy, super luxe, Leslie Leisure bra, that you can even step into! You'll definitely want something soft against your skin to help you feel good while recovering, whether you are heading out or just looking for a little extra comfort around the house. This bra was made with all pain points in mind to make sure you can feel comfy and beautiful at the same time. We make sure that every little detail has been accounted for, and this leisure bra does it all!

 

Jennifer Boyshort

Your attention might be focused on the bust, but let’s not forget about the undies. Just like the bras, this underwear is made of an incredibly soft, comfortable modal fabric. Get the 3-pack and not be bothered by laundry for a little while longer. Plus, a fun little tip we found is to wear the matching underwear set to your bra. It’s a simple trick, but it makes you feel a little cuter, then it’s worth it.

 

Kara Wrap Dress

What to wear after a mastectomy

You may feel sick, but you certainly don't want to look it. When it comes to clothes after your mastectomy, the wrap dress is a great place to start. No zippers or buttons to fight with. Just an easy front knot around the waist for you to lounge and relax in style. The perfect go-to dress when you want to feel pulled together when friends and family come over. As a bonus, this dress also works with the same drain belt as the robe. Wear them together or apart, you'll never want to take this dress off.

 





1 Response

Kathi
Kathi

June 22, 2018

Bless you—you’re a genius! During my last few weeks of radiation, my nurse shared your bras with me. After mastectomy, chemo, and the awful last few days of radiation, I am finally comfortable! It’s as if someone was extra kind to me for no reason at all. Forever grateful!!! Kathi

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