For many survivors of breast cancer, wearing the right bra can go a long way in helping them heal emotionally and physically. But finding bras after breast cancer isn’t always an easy task.
It’s tough to find a good bra under normal circumstances. But finding post-mastectomy bras and prostheses—items that can play an essential role in a woman’s healing processes is a daunting task.
Post-mastectomy bras are special undergarments that are designed to accommodate the needs of breast cancer survivors. Most post-mastectomy bras don’t have underwire and the straps can be wider and thicker than regular bras. The rise is also higher on the bust to conceal scars and the absence of cleavage, and there are pockets in the cups.
Finding a good post-mastectomy bra can make a breast-cancer survivor look better, but these items aren’t just for show. Women who’ve had a lumpectomy or single mastectomy are dealing with balance and alignment issues that can negatively affect the spine, shoulder and neck says Joyce Nyhof-Young, an education research scientist at Princess Margaret Hospital’s Breast Cancer Survivorship Program in Toronto http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/girlfriends-guide/bras-after-breast-cancer/ . A properly sized prosthesis and specialty bra will offset these potential problems.
There’s an emotional component, too, adds Nyhof-Young. “Your sense of self is affected after a surgery likes this and a bra can help you, if not [completely] bring it back, [then] at least bring it back to a workable level.”
There are a number of available products that can be useful to have both before and after surgery.
It is a good idea for women considering breast reduction, augmentation or reconstruction to make an appointment for a fitting prior to surgery. Getting fitted into and wearing a good European bra for a few weeks before the surgery consultation will enable clients to see how much better they can feel and how much smaller or fuller and lifted their breasts can appear simply by wearing the right bra.
Since many women have never been properly fitted, or haven’t had experience with the precise and extensive sizing of high quality undergarments, their idea of the cup size they’d like to end up with might look very different on their body than from the image they have in their mind.
Getting fitted and wearing a proper bra will give each client a better sense of her accurate size range. This will help her to plan for her desired, post-surgery size, while taking her body’s proportions into consideration.
Fortunately the Jelena Styles Lingerie boutique carries “Elastic medical bras for therapy and rehabilitation”
Elastic medical bras are recommended for women to use during post-breast surgery rehabilitation and to use in combination with a breast implant. This helps prevent and reduce mastitis and prevent lactostasis and can even be used to fix medication.
Features of post-mastectomy bras:
- The high line of the elegant decollete and the sidepiece will make it possible to hide traces of the operative treatment;
- Special construction of the cups will provide excellent stability and support;
- Convenient universal sown in pockets will enable fixing of implants of different shapes;
- Comfortable shoulder – straps more evenly distribute the load on a shoulder girdle;
- Usage of modern materials, design and technologies of sowing will allow you to feel comfortable and confident.
- Removable pads are specially designed for the left or right breast
Rehabilitation bras provide comfort, functionality and elegance. Correctly selected models will help you maintain your health and an excellent physical shape after operations and during the rehabilitation. They will provide comfort and a feeling of well – being when worn daily.
The Jelena Styles Lingerie boutique invites woman to invest in themselves, to take some time out of their busy schedules and let the JSL team help them to look and feel their absolute personal best.