I’m having a lumpectomy next week the nurse advised me to wear a tight bra, what is the best post op bra and how low a cup size should I buy? Any advice please
Hi Tricia, I had my lumpectomies in 2013, so things may have changed since then but I'm sure I just carried on with the bra I was wearing at the time, good luck with the surgery x
The nurse told me to get a tight bra I’m an E on one side and a C/D (due to past surgeries) other and that’s the side I’m having my lumpectomy, all my current bras are underwired and the nurse said not to use them.
Hahaha just giggled as I wrote what bar and not what bra...... wish I was going to a bar 😂
Hi I had mine in 2017 and I was advised a sports bra truthfully after surgery it took about 4 attempts to find one I was comfortable with. Good luck
I think the one I found comfortable was an older version of this uk.triumph.com/sports-bra-n...
I now wear a sports bra, which I think was advised to do after developing lymphoedema in both breasts, I'm quite big (36ff,) and I'm wearing a Shock Absorber available from John Lewis or Debenhans
I got those with opening at the front, recently saw sport bras like that as well (that had zippers). Makes a huge difference if you don’t have anyone to help you get dressed...
Had problems and spent over £200 trying to get one that fitted and was comfortable I ended up with a £7 from Tesco they are white pink and black their no wire range in their D TO G range my only complaint is they are nylon so I have loads so in the wash frequently ROYCE make cotton ones that but are about £28 a go! I was told by a bra fitter at my hospital that it was very supportive and I had got the right fit Just buy a few different ones and try them on at home rather than in the shop I wear these most of the time but am now able to wear my post op wired bras comfortably for a day
John Lewis sell Royce there is also Amoena bras which was who the fitter at the hospital I attended came from - good luck
Good Morning just seen this so sorry for late reply ..I went to Marks and Spencer ...they have surgery bras that are nice and soft ...i asked a member of staff and she was very helpful ...they are pretty and last ages and you also don't pay tax so get a slight reduction in price ....I also folded a new pair of white ankle socks to add extra cushioning when a bit sore ...but I was walking around London 2 weeks after surgery,, Good Luck and lots of hugs to you x
I found that those all in one stretchy bras like they advertise on telly (JML?) were very comfy. I also found that they were easy to pull over any dressings. No hooks, wires or anything to dig in.
I got the stretchy ones which were recommended by breast nurse.good luck
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