Mastectomy bras are designed to be worn by women who have had surgery to remove part or all of their breast. They are designed to give a woman a more natural profile. However, they are also designed to provide support for the remaining breast tissue.
Buying Mastectomy Bras
Because the types of surgery women undergo are so varied the affect those surgeries have on the shape of their breasts varies too. For this reason, there is a wide variety of mastectomy bras available. Which is right for you depends on the type of surgery you have had, the stage of healing you are at and the type of scar you have been left with.
The first thing you need to do is to speak to your consultant about mastectomy bras. They will tell you at what stage of the healing process it is safe to wear a bra of any kind, again. The last thing you want to do is to buy a bra that slows down the healing process or pushes the healing breast into an unnatural position.
Most hospitals provide advice to women who have undergone a lumpectomy or mastectomy about buying their first mastectomy bra. They explain the different types that are available and help you to determine which is suitable for you.
Where to Buy Mastectomy Bras
Despite the fact that around 60,000 women undergo mastectomies or lumpectomies every year, not many firms supply mastectomy bras. This is especially odd when you consider that many of those women will use these bras for life. The potential market for these bras is over 1 million women, so it is a significant market that is relatively under supplied.
Years ago you had an extremely limited choice and had to buy your bras via medical equipment suppliers. Now you have far more choice and most of that extra choice has come because firms are selling these bras on the internet. Provided you buy from firms that have been selling these bras for a few years and offer good customer support, you will get a good quality bra for a reasonable price.Needundies sell a wide range of mastectomy bras, we also sell mastectomy swimwear and prosthesis.