If you've recently undergone a mastectomy or a similar surgical procedure, here's how the Ameona mastectomy bras can help turn your life around...
Between 2005 and 2013, mastectomy numbers went up by 36 percent. If you've had a mastectomy, do you know how mastectomy bras can improve your life?
A mastectomy is a life-changing event, for the better. It can move you forward in the battle against breast cancer, giving you precious peace of mind. However, it will also change the way you shop for bras.
The right mastectomy bra will make getting dressed a cinch, even after the procedure -- and much more. In this guide, we've put together everything you need to know. Keep reading to discover all the benefits of this post-surgical bra!
What Are Mastectomy Bras?
Never tried a mastectomy bra? Let's take a quick look at what they are and how they work.
Mastectomy bras are designed to hold a prosthetic breast, which will restore your usual appearance after your surgery. The breast prosthesis should fit seamlessly to maintain your natural body shape. A mastectomy bra allows you to wear it comfortably.
It's important to wear a breast prosthesis, so your back and shoulders are carrying equal weight. Otherwise, you might start to develop problems, such as having one shoulder that drops down as it carries more weight. Your prosthesis will also help your bra stay in place throughout the day.
Your mastectomy bra will come with a pocket where you can put your prosthesis securely. Amoena's mastectomy selection comes in a wide range of designs, colors, and styles, and they look just like your usual bras.
Your doctor will tell you when to start wearing your breast form after surgery. It's important that you have a few well-constructed bras to hold it before you start.
The Top Benefits of Post-Mastectomy Bras
What are the benefits of Amoena bras? Let's take a closer look.
1. Professional Fitting
Once you've had a mastectomy, your bra needs change. You might find that you need to wear a different size, and you'll also need different styles that can hold your prosthesis comfortably. That's where mastectomy bras come in.
These specially-made bras will fit properly to meet your needs. They're professionally designed, and you should also get a fitting to make sure you get your perfect size.
2. Avoid Seams
Most bras have seams, which will irritate your skin post-surgery. But mastectomy bras offer a seamless, comfortable option.
Even once your skin becomes less sensitive, you'll probably wonder how you ever lived without seamless bras. They're far more comfortable than any of the alternatives!
3. Range of Prices
Some women might feel like mastectomy bras are out of their price range. But you can actually find great bras that will suit every budget, as well as every style.
You'll find that most mastectomy bras don't cost anything more than what their standard counterparts cost. In fact, they can even be considerably cheaper! Don't hesitate to check out the selection -- the prices just might surprise you.
4. Comfortable Bands
After your surgery, you'll have a newfound appreciation for a wide, comfortable band on your bras.
Both below your breasts and on top of the shoulders, a wider band keeps you comfortable without digging, and also helps the bra stay in place. You'll never miss the narrow bands that dig and pinch your skin.
5. Plenty of Styles
When you know they're comfortable and affordable, shopping for bras can actually be fun. The different styles to choose from make it even more enjoyable.
In addition to picking your favorite colors, you can also choose your fabrics. Lace or no lace, red or black, wire or no wire -- the possibilities go on and on.
You can also choose between front or back closures. Front closures make securing your bra so easy, you'll probably never want to go back to the other style.
Mastectomy bras also come in specialty styles, such as sports bras and date-night bras. The range of options rivals lots of standard bra brands.
6. Easy Adjustments
Every woman's body is different, and you might notice new changes in yours as you recover from your surgery. You'll love having a bra that you can easily adjust to suit you.
The different straps and closures often adjust for a customizable fit. Some styles are more adjustable than others, so you might want to choose one of those if you want the most perfect fit.
7. All the Pockets You Need
The pockets are the most important part of the mastectomy bra. In addition to holding a prosthesis or form, they might also be needed for other accessories, like a drainage bag. With an Amoena bra, you'll have the pockets you need.
8. Great Fabric
A great fabric makes for a great bra. The best mastectomy bras are designed for both comfort and style, using fabrics that are breathable and soft, never scratchy. This makes for a bra that's comfortable all through your day.
9. Maintains Your Natural Shape
After a mastectomy, you probably can't wait to get your natural shape back. A mastectomy bra makes it easy -- just strap it on and go. With a quality bra, no one will ever be able to tell that you've had a surgery.
10. Better Posture
The weight of your breasts can take a toll on your neck, shoulders, and back, causing you to slouch.
Luckily, a good mastectomy bra will help carry that weight, so you can start standing up straight again. Good posture is essential for your health, and also makes you look and feel more confident.
Alternatives to Mastectomy Bras
Not quite ready for a mastectomy bra yet? You might also want to try a popular alternative: mastectomy camisoles.
These offer less support than a bra, but they're ideal for when you're still recovering from surgery, or when you want to have a lazy, bra-free day.
Ready to Go Bra Shopping?
It's tempting to avoid bra shopping at all costs -- the memories of expensive, uncomfortable bras might haunt you. But now that you know the benefits of mastectomy bras, you can actually enjoy the process.
Wondering where to look? Check out our great selection of Amoena bras!