Licap & bras

Hi, I’m hoping someone can give me some insight and advice.

I was diagnosed with oestrogen positive HER2 negative IDC. 

I met with my surgeon and was bombarded with information but from what she explained about the surgery I think I am having lumpectomy, lymph node disection and - licap??

She was talking about taking pedicled tissue from underarm/back.

Obviously I will have a further scar that I believe will sit under my bra band. I have been told that a soft seamless bra will be the most comfortable but not with compression (sports bra)

From what I have read a front fastening is the easiest until healed but finding it difficult to find a soft seamless one. Any recommendations?

Regarding the swelling is it best to go up a band size or is it just cup size?

Anyone else had this op and can let me honestly know what to expect? I know everyone is different but I do like to be fully informed. 

Grateful for any information x

Just responding to bump your post up so hopefully someone with experience of this type of surgery will respond . Best wishes Jill x

Hi @Ricey  

I found this booklet which talks of licap on page 30.

There are some conversations about licap on the Forum on this link.

If you wish to speak to our team of breast care nurses, you can reach us on freephone 0808 800 6000 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat 9am-1pm).

Sending our warmest wishes