I found Nicola Jane really helpful for post mx bras - they are specialists and stock a wide range. I live near enough to get to one of their shops - found it really useful to talk to someone, get some advice and try different bras on. They have a good website too. I am smallish and definitely found soft and comfortable worked best for me. Also found that their foam prostheses were better than the shapeless things provided by the hospital - and still OK to wear fairly soon after mx. Hope you find something you like.
thanks for your advice, will have a look around for other posts. I've been looking in places like Asda but am unsure if I should be going for something that seems soft and comfy (but maybe low support?) or a sturdier design with high support but I hate feeling being squeezed round the ribs! x
There's a couple of threads re post op bras on here, it was how I stumbled across the forum actually when googling for post op bras. If you search on here you should fine them, sorry I don't know how to post links.
After my lumpectomy last month I ordered loads and loads of bras from expensive Royce ones to cheap Tesco ones, turns out the Tesco ones fit me best and they are also cotton. £12 for a pack of two, black/white.
I also got a nursing bra which was recommended on here. It's called the Bravado silk seamless nursing bra, it's not silk but microfibre with removable pads, it's super comfy.
Have a search for the threads for other ladies recommendations.
Good luck with your op.
Hi, I have high grade DCIS in right breast and ADH in left - I'm scheduled for a right mastectomy and left surgical biopsy (to check they haven't missed anything) in a couple of weeks. I've been advised to get a sports bra for the first few weeks post surgery - does anyone have any recommendations pls. I'm small breasted, slimish build and haven't yet decided whether I want reconstruction on the right but will need something (I've been told) to help keep swelling down on the left. Thanks x