For many breast cancer or breast reduction ladies who have been told they are having a mastectomy/ Lumpectomy or mastectomy with reconstruction they are advised to get a post surgery bra and quite a lot of women don’t know where to start looking or what type of bra is suitable to their post surgery, this is where I come in.
trying to filter through the vast amount of styles available is difficult as there are a number of factors to take in, for example how will you know if you need light support, medium support or firm support? all of these will depend on which surgery you had done, were there many lymph-nodes removed, will there be lymph oedema present, your frame size and other remaining breast size will also play a part in deciding the correct post surgery bra, if having reconstruction will also play a part in choosing the right style and size.
As a specialist post surgery bra and prostheses fitter for over 32 years I am aware of the types of bras most patients need based on the type of surgery they are having.
I Understand it can be confusing and ordering online without being assessed and measured can lead to you ordering the wrong type of post surgery bra which you end up having to send back.
Getting fitted prior to surgery is advisable as I can then assess and measure and advise on what type of bra will suit you for the surgery you will be having, you could be having a lumpectomy or full mastectomy or reconstruction immediately after your mastectomy all these procedures will play a part in deciding what post surgery bra will suit you.
There are many post surgery bras on the market and thankfully Nicolajane.com have quite a few choices from many companies on their website so this means I can give you a few choices at a fitting clinic.