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Comfy Bras suggestions where to buy please?

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Donnaandfamily
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Re: Comfy Bras suggestions where to buy please?

Hi Ladies

hope you don't mind my comments on the subject of bras. I had lymphodema of my breast 3 months after radiotherapy...I was advised to wear a sports bra which has been really comfortable with good support..no seams or  ...which meant I was comfortable wearing it for longer periods each day

Donna x

Seabreeze
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Re: Comfy Bras suggestions where to buy please?

Hi Sunflower,
I wore Bravado seemless silk bra. Actually a maternity bra...available john lewis, fig leaves, amazon etc. If you are a larger cup you need to size up. They have a curved foam disc in a double layered soft stretchy cup. I found the foam quite helpful since if need be after op or during rad's (should you need them) you can pad out with a few cotton wool make up pads to take pressure off any particularly tender points.
Bra also has v wide soft underband...again v helpful during rads.
Wishing you the best outcome from your op. I'm now a fair few months post rads...its a journey...you do emerge the other end.
Seabreeze
Sunflower57
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Re: Comfy Bras suggestions where to buy please?

Hi All TKU for your responses I'll have a look online to see what is available
pjw
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Re: Comfy Bras suggestions where to buy please?

Hi - as the others have said depends on your cup size. I was 30ff and now walking around in 34 f. Found nursing bra best to start with and then Royce mastectomy bra. Sleeping in nursing bra for support a month later. Bought mine from fig leaves - high street no good because of cup size.
Smaller cup will have more choice from m+s or debenhams. Good luck! Xx
13gerbera
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Re: Comfy Bras suggestions where to buy please?

Hi Sunflower,

 

I think that as long as it is a compression bra it will do the job of keeping everything in shape and minimising bruising/scarring problems.  I found the Royce bras a bit of a problem as they're not really designed for larger bust sizes and the compression is very strong (a lot like wearing an elastic band on top of wounds - ouch) but they might be OK for smaller cup sizes.  The Macon bras will fit any cup size and the compression isn't so strong so they are more comfortable to wear.

 

I think some of the smaller ladies have been able to get by just with normal nursing bras which you can get in Sainsbury's, Asda etc (I'm told Debenhams do a pack of 2 for about Β£18 pounds which are very good)

 

Hope that helps

xx

Sharon

Chez666
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Re: Comfy Bras suggestions where to buy please?

Ps Royce I got from john Lewis on line and Amazon. Macon on line from their web site, they are a bit expensive but have decided that cost us secondary at the moment. No vat to pay!
Chez666
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Re: Comfy Bras suggestions where to buy please?

Hi sunflower hope all goes with the op, I too had a lumpectomy and have found the Royce surgical bras very comfortable and being front fastening made life a lot easier. I have just ordered 2 Macon bras as have developed a haemotoma and they are not quite as comfortable, the feedback in these is really good and Sharon (gebera13) have posted really favorable comments. Good luck and take care x x
Sunflower57
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Comfy Bras suggestions where to buy please?

Hi I will be having a lumpectomy on Friday 13th 😁 and wondered if any of you could give advice on where to buy comfy bras which are good for post op TKU