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FITTING ADVICE FOR AFTER SURGERY

Bras for after surgery

It’s really important at all times of life to ensure that the bra you are wearing fits well and is comfortable and supportive. After having breast surgery though, it’s more crucial than ever to find the perfect bra. Whether you have had a mastectomy, lumpectomy, reconstruction, reduction or augmentation, we can help you to find a bra that fits beautifully, feels great and helps to restore your self-esteem after surgery.


What Type of Bra Do I Need to Wear After Surgery?

It’s crucial after any type of breast surgery to choose a comfortable, well-fitting non-wired bra. Make sure that you choose the correct size by visiting a stockist and being fitted prior to your surgery, if time allows. Immediately after breast surgery, you can choose to wear a specifically designed post-surgery bra. Look out for one which is:

  • Wirefree
  • Made of soft fabrics
  • Comfortable
  • Supportive
  • Front-fastening
  • Roomy enough to allow for swelling after surgery

Our Silver Post Surgery Bra and Comfi Bra are the perfect choices for immediately after breast surgery – and are ideal to take into hospital with you. Six to eight weeks after your surgery, you may feel ready to move into a more conventional bra. You will still need to choose a wirefree bra but have a little more freedom to choose a style that suits you. Look out for styles with pockets to hold your prosthesis if you have one.


How Do I Know If My Bra Fits Properly?

Whether you had your surgery last week, last month or last year, making sure that your bra fits properly is really important. It’s a great idea to visit a lingerie shop or department store to get a professional bra fitting. If you can, call in advance to make an appointment and let the sales staff know that you have had surgery – that way, they can arrange for their most experienced fitter to take care of you.  You can click here to find your nearest Royce stockist.


If you cannot get to a stockist, here are some tips to help you to fit your own post-surgery bra

  • The band of the bra should fit snugly around your back and not ride up
  • Your (natural) breast should be fully enclosed within the bra cup, with no bulges or wrinkles
  • Fit your bra on one of the middle fastenings, giving you the chance to loosen or tighten the bra if you need to
  • If you wear a prosthesis, fit to your natural breast and make sure that the bra is supporting it well, especially if you have recently lost or gained weight
  • Use a pocketed bra to hold your prosthesis securely and comfortably and make sure that it Is in the right position and well-covered by the bra cup