Choosing the Right Post-Surgery Bra
Finding the right style bra is vital, and even more so once you have had breast surgery. Whether it is a full mastectomy, partial or reconstruction, we have styles to suit every stage of recuperation. Every bra featured in our collection has been selected by our experts and tested on our team of wear test customers to ensure the fit and comfort is to the highest standard.
In this guide, we will cover:
Bras For Different Surgery Types
At Nicola Jane, we offer a range of mastectomy and post-surgery bras, each suitable for different types of breast surgery. It is important to understand which bra is the best option for your specific needs.
Bras For Immediately After Surgery
All Nicola Jane bras are suitable to be worn after a mastectomy. Mastectomy bras are pocketed to hold a prosthesis on one or both sides in a way that matches your natural breast. If you have had a mastectomy, and don't have any further complications, such as lymphoedema, you may wish to jump straight to the bra style guide below.
If you have lymphoedema, your needs may be slightly different. It is likely that you will find it more comfortable to wear a bra with wider straps, and a deeper side wing. The wider straps alleviate tension on the shoulder and won’t dig in, as this can often aggravate lymphoedema. The wide sides also offer some compression which may help to keep lymphoedema at bay. An excellent example is the Safina bra by Anita (pictured). The straps are wide, padded and adjustable, which ensures a perfect fit.
We offer a selection of different bra types. Below you can find a description for all the different styles to find the right fit for you:
Created to boost your confidence if you require a little extra coverage after breast-surgery
T-Shirt BrasThese bras give a smooth outline under clothing and can help to even out any difference in breast shape or size
Comfort BrasDesigned to offer a high level of comfort, through wide straps and soft materials
Front FasteningFront fastening bras are perfect for women who struggle with a rear fastening design after surgery
Sports BrasDesigned for comfort and performance, mastectomy sports bras offer a high level of support