Thanks for taking the time to respond Yolande.
Nicola Jane have one bra in a size 30G which I tried and returned as it came too high up in the armpits (on both the good and the operated side) and was terribly uncomfortable. I've exhausted all the possibilities now having been in touch directly with all the mastectomy bra specialists as well as the high street shops, all have advised that they don't make my size other than the model that I returned 😐 so am working with my existing bras, wires removed and a couple of pound coins in my softie to weigh it down!
I'm sure you'll have a bit more joy, the 30E seems to be a bit more commonplace for a small band but reasonable cup size.
I'm wishing you all the best for your op, from my experience it wasn't as horrendous as I thought it was going to be and a month on I'm feeling pretty much back to normal.
Thank you again.
I am a 30E and have also struggled. I have been looking in prep for my op and have come across a website called Nicolajane.com. They aren’t silly prices and you may find something?
Sorry you are having such a tough time getting something. It’s quite important to have pretty undies after what we’ve gone through. I’m a G cup, but a much much bigger band.
Keep looking! 🙏
Many thanks Annie J, so kind of you to respond. Yes, I've looked at M & S, they don't do any in a 30G, the closest size would be a 30E (two cup sizes down) or a 34G (two band sizes up), so I'm sure they won't fit. I'm afraid this is what I'm finding with all the retailers, including the specialists!
Thanks again though for taking the time to reply, the search continues!
Marks and Spencer’s do good quality post op bras very reasonable . Trouble is you need to be measured for a good fit. I’ve found their fitters super helpful and kind. Also, the vat is taken off at the till so saves all the silly nonsense of claiming it back.
In this current climate though I think you will be struggling until you feel safe enough and brave enough to get it done. X
I'm 3 weeks down the line following a mastectomy and am delighted to say that the only thing I'm struggling with is bra comfort. It has proved impossible to find a suitable mastectomy bra in a 30g (Maisie is the only one that seems to exist which I bought online and have had to return as it comes up so high in my armpits and chafes like there's no tomorrow). I've tried some bras in a 32F but these are too loose in the band and I've returned them too. I've tried taking out the underwiring of some of my existing bras but they seem to lose all integrity and don't give my enormomonoboob enough support. I do have existing sports bras and although these are fine, I'm not comfortable wearing them all day as it feels like I'm wearing armour and again, they are bothering my underarm area following lymph removal. I'm afraid I'm too heavily endowed to go braless!
Does anyone have any advice for small band, large cup size comfortable bras that I could pocket myself? I'm self isolating, so am limited to buying online at the moment.
I've sent emails to all of the mastectomy specialists and they haven't come up with anything other than having something custom made which is unfortunately beyond my budget.
Thank you in advance of any advice!