AFTER YOUR LUMPECTOMY

After your lumpectomy we recommend that you wear a softer, non-underwired post operative support bra.  This will ensure that your breasts and/or breast are supported but not pushed into a shape resulting in pressure over the site of surgery.

Front fastening bra’s after breast surgery, are generally recommended as it makes putting a bra on and taking it off that much easier. 

Front fastening bra’s are even more applicable when you had a full axillary clearance of your lymph nodes- we recommend one of our front fastening bra’s until you have fully healed. 

Should your treatment include radiotherapy after the lumpectomy, your skin can get sore and sensitive. To prevent clothing from rubbing against your sensitive skin and causing pain every time you move – we recommend a double layered microfribre bra such as the Calmia

The Anna, Calmia & Lymphofit are great choices and will also help with swelling as they will apply the correct amount of compression.

Please note that we have a number of other options available not displayed on the website. Book an appointment or give one of our caring fitters talk you through any questions you may have

RADIOTHERAPY

Should your treatment include radiotherapy after the lumpectomy, your skin can get sore and sensitive. We recommend a double layered  microfibre bra, which will prevent clothing from rubbing over sensitive skin  and provide comfortable support. Contact us to find the closest practice to you.

LONG TERM

If you’ve never been professionally fitted before, now is the time. After a lumpectomy we recommend a non-underwired correctly sized and fitted bra. 

With a lumpectomy, a part of your breast will be removed. Depending on the size of breast tissue removed, symmetry between your non-effected breast and the breast that had a lumpectomy, might not identical. Your bra will need to fit over the scar and not put pressure on the site of excision. 

Some of our most popular choices are the Tonya, Diana, Allie, Safina and Flora.

Please note that we have a number of other options available not displayed on the website that you can view at one of our boutique practices. 

Book an appointment or give one of our caring fitters talk you through any questions you may have

MY BREASTS ARE UNEVEN

Depending on the size of breast tissue removed, symmetry between your non-effected breast and the breast that had a lumpectomy, your breast might not identical after a lumpectomy.

Should the unevenness between your breasts make you feel uncomfortable or the symmetry is affecting how your bra & clothes fit- we strongly recommend a partial or filler breast prostheses can be used to create symmetry between your breasts. 

Partial or breast filler prosthesis are made from either silicon or soft fibre fill (Surgical Cotton that is housed is a pre-shaped form]. 

We also offer custom made breast prostheses that will fill the site where apart of your breast was removed.