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when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

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skigirl
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Re: when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

I'm not sure there's any hard and fast rule to be honest, but I think it's due to the changes that the breast goes through in the early months..  Personally, my breast took about 6 months to settle into its 'final' shape, but it's now a lot wider than my natural breast, so I wouldn't be able to find an underwired bra that would fit both breasts, whereas the non-wired bras are a bit more 'forgiving' and stretchy.

 

x

Susie01
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Re: when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

Hi, I had a mastectomy in July and had a struggle to find some pretty bras! Went on Google and found Nicola Jane, they are great! I visited one of their shops and was fitted for both a prosthesis and some bras, also had an under wired one. If you cannot visit the shop you can also order online. They are very helpful and very reasonably priced.
kitten_mad
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Re: when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

Early days for me as I only had a Mx and  LD flap last week - but is there a reason why we can't wear underwired bras if we can tolerate them. I always wear this type and was quite well stocked up prior to the op.

Many thanks K M x

BlackSwan
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Re: when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

Another vote for the Royce Bras.  I really like the silver one and am thinking of "converting" to this model for my long term regular bra.

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Re: when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

Debenhams have a few non wired bras at the moment and on sale too,
skigirl
Member

Re: when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

Hi Auntiewendy

 

I had a DIEP reconstruction in April 2012 and I am still not able to wear my  old 'normal' bras.  My shape has changed and underwired doesn't work anymore.  Royce do a lovely non-wired selection of bras specifically for reconstructed breasts.  They have their own website, but our local BHS sells and fits them too.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Mandy x

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Re: when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

Hi
I asked my surgeon and they said I can go back to wearing an underwired bra after 6 months 🙂
I had the TUG recon.

RevCat
Member

Re: when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

I was told 6 months, but in the end waited a year... it was so nice to have pretty bras again, that said I still revert to my sport bras for every day!

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Re: when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

Hi, I was told after one year!
I had my recon in June and have just been told I can now wear normal non underwired bras as long as they still support me (Im only small breasted).
I have an appointment with my surgeon Wednesday, I will ask him and post again.

x
supertrouper
Member

Re: when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

I had my recon at the end of April and I don't think I will ever go back to wearing underwired bras. I prefer the soft stretchy ones now.

libby_2010
Member

Re: when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

Bump
And what sort of recon did you have?
Have you spoken to your PS about this?
Hope all is going well with your recovery J

auntiewendy
Member

when can i go back to wearing my normal bra

Hi
I had my recon in April does anyone know when i will be able to
wear my underwire bra's xx