The time following a mastectomy can be both physically and mentally painful.
And while we believe that physical appearance isn’t the only factor that determines your beauty, we also know it plays a large role in your self-confidence.
Many women find purchasing a post mastectomy bra helpful for this time period – below are some things to consider when making that decision.
What Are Post-Mastectomy Bras?
Post-Mastectomy bras are specially designed for women who’ve have had a surgical removal of one or both breasts.
These post-surgery bras look and feel like normal bras, but have pockets inside the cup that hold a prosthesis in place.
They provide a very natural look and feel to anyone wearing them.
Where Can I Find Post-Mastectomy Bras?
Believe it or not, you can find post-mastectomy bras almost anywhere.
The next time you’re out shopping, stop into a JC Penney, Belk, or Soma store.
If you’re having a hard time finding them in a store near you, ask your doctor.
They should be able to direct you to the best place to find them.
What Do Post-Mastectomy Bras Cost?
Like any bra, the pricing fluctuates from store to store.
The good news is that you can typically find a quality bra without breaking the bank as many stores carry different brands at a reasonable price.
Don’t forget to check with your insurance company as well.
Most companies cover the costs of these post-surgery garments. Give them a call and see what they will cover.
Support Other Breast Cancer Patients with a Bra Fitting
You can help support other women battling breast cancer.
Every year across the country, Belk and Wacoal hold free bra fitting events.
For every person that participates, $2 is donated to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. Don’t miss out on this event.
Keep an eye on the website to find out when this event is coming to your location.
Have you found a post-mastectomy bra that you love? Comment below where you found it!