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Implant Shrinkage - How can I get a bra that fits?

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Anniej
Community Champion

Re: Implant Shrinkage - How can I get a bra that fits?

Hi, you can get all different sized ‘fillets’ for the pocket of your bra. Your hospital should be be able to help. If not,then get them from M&S, or other lingerie place, who do silicone push up jobbies for the young ones who all seem to have boobs up under their chins! 👀 😂 They normally sit in the bottom of the cup to lift the boob, but you could pop them in your pocket to smooth out the shrinkage. X

SmallPickles
Member

Re: Implant Shrinkage - How can I get a bra that fits?

Hi - in my haste to be helpful I've realised I've put the USA  Knitted Knockers web link instead of UK.

Apols - https://www.kkukciowix.com/

xxx

CyclingMad
Member

Re: Implant Shrinkage - How can I get a bra that fits?

Thank you! I didn'tknow about either of these and am having a look at them online now.

SmallPickles
Member

Re: Implant Shrinkage - How can I get a bra that fits?

Hi.  I've not tried them but I was intrigued to find that M&S do post surgery "breast forms", you can get a pair or individually left or right in different sizes. One reviewer said that they weren't hot to wear.   https://www.marksandspencer.com/MSFindItemsByKeyword?searchTerm=post+surgery+breast+forms

 

Or have you looked at the charity Knitted Knockers? https://www.knittedknockers.org/

 

Hope one of them might be helpful. Good luck with the search.

 

 

CyclingMad
Member

Re: Implant Shrinkage - How can I get a bra that fits?

Good idea!  I have pocketed bras and am happy to cut up one of the many bras that no longer fits to try this.  THanks!

JudeTurn
Member

Re: Implant Shrinkage - How can I get a bra that fits?

How about a pocketed bra (having both sides pocketed will give you more options down the line) and using a padded cup cut from an old bra cup in the pocket of the side over the implant? 

CyclingMad
Member

Implant Shrinkage - How can I get a bra that fits?

I am 3.5 years post mastectomy.  I had a reconstruction at the same time, followed by radio.  All good and quite a quick recovery and have been well since.  However my implant has been shrinking more and more over the last year.  My bra now collapses in on itself on the implant side as my breast is much smaller.  It is really tricky to find clothes I can wear (especially to work) that don't draw attention to my apparently collapsing breast.  What to do about the implant in the longer term is a future conversation with my surgeon, but I just want some advice on how to manage day to day.  I really hate it if I think someone is looking at my (wonky) breasts.  I am a private person and can't bear public scrutiny of my body.

 

As I had the reconstruction straight away, I might have missed advice on ways to remove an asymmetrical appearance.  Putting tissues in the implant side isn't working well as I am having tamoxifen induced hot flushes and they can end up a soggy mess.  Has anyone got any practical suggestions of things that have helped them?  I am getting really self conscious and just want to hide away.