3 Bras That Will Make Your Post-Mastectomy Journey More Comfortable
Most of the breast cancer awareness that’s raised in the month of October centers on early detection and treatment options, but for many women the breast cancer battle doesn’t end with chemotherapy, surgery, or remission. After undergoing treatment, there are a host of lifestyle changes survivors have to adjust to, and only recently have retailers begun catering to this population with the products they need to navigate life and thrive.
One area that’s seen innovation as of late is undergarments, specifically bras, that address the physical changes those diagnosed have undergone and provide support how and where survivors need it most. Here are three bras that are new to the market and promise to make the post-mastectomy journey more comfortable.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, most women dream of the day they’ll be able to get back to feeling like themselves again and, for many, that means resuming physical activity. Adidas by Stella McCartney just created a post-mastectomy sports bra that’s high-impact and caters to the needs of women who have undergone surgery. Features include a front zip closure tailored to women with restricted movement post-mastectomy; soft inner front pockets with removable pads to ensure prosthetics are kept firmly secured during workouts; strategic seam placement to reduce discomfort and irritation to areas that are prone to sensitivity due to surgical scarring; and adjustable straps to provide a controlled versatile and comfortable fit.
Cacique Intimates Lace No-Wire Mastectomy Bra ($56.95-$66.95)
Comfort meets beauty with this lace no-wire mastecomy bra from Cacique Intimates and Lane Bryant which also has pockets to hold a breast form or shaper securely in place. The soft fabric and elastic provide comfort and support post-surgery and the U-back design helps reduce bulges for a smooth look under clothing.
EZbra Breast Dressing ($150 for 5 Pack)
The EZbra is a patented and FDA listed post-op sterile, disposable and absorbing bra crafted to be a survivor’s best friend immediately following surgery. Created as an answer to patient discomfort with breast wound dressings, the EZbra comes in three sizes, is made of soft, lightweight material and prides itself on being a discreet option so patients can recover with dignity.