Who Benefits From Wearing a Mastectomy and Post-Surgery Bras?


Those women who are planning to undergo any type of breast surgery/procedure

Women who are planning to undergo any type of breast surgery or procedure should try wearing a mastectomy and post-surgery bras. This is because the post-surgery bras play a vital role in the healing process. They keep the chest area stabilized and also provide protection against any type of infection. Scarring and swelling are reduced with compression, and drain tubes are accommodated.

After a Mastectomy (Breast Cancer Surgery)

In maximum women across the world, breast cancer is the leading type of cancer nowadays. Based on the National Cancer Institute’s cancer statistics report, 12% of women or one out of eight in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives.

After any type of mastectomy/breast cancer surgery, a post-surgical bra will provide support and comfort for the remaining breast. The added drain tube pouches anchor and hold surgical drain tubes and bulbs in place providing additional comfort and convenience by eliminating pulling on the incision. And fiberfill breast forms restore shape (temporarily) without discomfort.

There is also a great deal of discussion about wearing compression bras right after surgery to help eliminate the incidence of lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. The compression bra can benefit in the following ways:

  • Minimizes swelling
  • Speeds up the healing process
  • Improves blood circulation

After Cosmetic or Reconstructive Procedures

This represents a growing number of medical patients. According to a survey, it has been reported that over half a million breast operations: including breast lifts, breast augmentations, reductions, and reconstructions, it takes few weeks to several months for these women to get back into wearing normal bras.

After cosmetic surgery or reconstructive surgery, a woman’s bust line undergoes changes. Post-surgery bras can provide both support and make you look great as well as enhance the breast augmentation healing process.

Added support prevents ongoing gravity affecting the shape and appearance of the breasts. The new implants act as a small or large battering ram which constantly applies pressure and stretches on the lower portion of the breast tissue and skin, and the breast tissue and skin will lose that fight every time.

After Heart Surgery

About one-third of all coronary artery bypass surgeries (CABG) are performed on women. A front closure post-surgical bra will hold the breasts together and prevent the breasts from pulling on the incision. Normally, older women who are the majority of the candidates for heart surgery have heavier breasts. The surgery results in cutting all the muscles and tendons eliminating that support to the breasts. Wearing a post-surgical bra throughout the recovery period will reduce pulling on the scare tissue and pain in the scar area.

Pink Ribbon Boutique provide a full line of personalized, professional and discreet fittings of mastectomy and post-surgery bras for breast cancer survivors or any other type of breast surgery, including radical mastectomy and breast reconstruction. Our staff have years of expertise in fittings of breast forms, mastectomy bras, post-surgical camisoles, swimsuits, lymphedema sleeves, and other mastectomy apparel.