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bras ending up under my chin after second mastectomy!

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silversueback
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Re: bras ending up under my chin after second mastectomy!

Hi Jan

Have partly resolved the problem by now wearing my faithful old mastectomy bras, with original Contact "foob" (daughter's term) on the right,  and a softie on left, the new side. Eventually I will have Contact both sides, but at least for the moment this seems to work. Couldn't wear the Contact at first as new scar comes into the area covered by it..and is also just under the bottom line of most of my bras...mutter, mutter..hence riding up of bra. 

Hey ho, if that's all I've got to complain about things can't be too bad!

Sue

Jaybro
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Re: bras ending up under my chin after second mastectomy!

Hi

 

Your title made me laugh as I’ve found similar occurrences - usually one preformed cup (with knitted knocker) playing centre forward! However, it’s not always a laugh is it. There’s not much anchorage in the softies but, when you’re small-breasted originally, it’s hard to take “good bras” seriously.

 

Eventually I went to the specialist, Nicola Jane, as there was a branch near me (closing down this month!), got properly measured and came away with two proper post-surgery bras. They do a popular online service for all sizes. I also arranged for a prosthesis-fitting at the local hospital and am now the proud possessor of my own pack-away boob which is so comfortable and is a perfect match for my remaining boob in weight and size. The problem for me now is the bras. They feel so constricting (I was used to 34A till menopause and 36B since then), mainly round my rib cage.

 

Is there a reason you don’t have a prosthesis or haven’t mentioned them? They really do feel right if you find the correct one (took me a couple of appointments). An alternative to the post-surgery bra is some of the sports bras. I found one from Under Armour that had a good wide band below the breast - the chances of it riding up would be very low. (If you’re tempted, their sizing is very small!!) They also had removable soft preformed cups so I was able to wear them without anything inside in the weeks following surgery.

 

Hope there's something useful here. Best of luck,

Jan

silversueback
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bras ending up under my chin after second mastectomy!

Just had second mastectomy...since first (DCIS) 14 years ago, I have been happily wearing a contact boob and mastectomy bras. After second a couple of weeks ago (Paget's, trust me to be awkward) I am wearing light weight prostheses on both sides, and there is nothing to stop my bra from riding up and ending up under my chin every time I raise an arm!

Someone must have encountered this, any ideas out there ladies?? I'm only a 36A, and most long line bras don't come that small. I know I could go up a size or two, and be able to wear them then, but that means my clothes will be tight...