Build Confidence with Post-Mastectomy Bras


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!


In Her Own Words: Patti Ehrlickman

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The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction team is passionate about sharing stories of amazing people who devote themselves to the breast cancer cause.

Patti Ehrlickman, a nurse who saw the daily struggle breast cancer patients, had the idea to invent a device to make the quality of life after undergoing a mastectomy just a little bit easier.

The apron-like garment, Poucharoo, holds the multiple post-mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgical drains in place to eliminate the inconvenience of dangling drains and reduce the risk of injury.

Patti’s goal is to make the difficult recovery after break surgery more manageable and comfortable.

To see the impact she’s made on the recovery process for many patients, watch this video.

Poucharoo is a medical support device that is comprised of two pockets and three detachable belts. It comes with a Poucharoo tote bag, and is made of washable poly-cotton that is soft and breathable. This device is worn around the waist and supports 1-4 drains—without the use of safety pins.

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Not only does a portion of the profits go to FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), Patti also takes the time to send a personal email to each woman.

We’re proud to share her story, her product, and her passion for helping women with breast cancer. 

For more information about Poucharoo, visit the website.