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Question about Mastectomy Bras

By Anonymous February 28, 2009 - 2:45pm
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Does any one have suggestions for women who have had a mastectomy. There are serious issues with trying to keep the mastectomy bras in place and not move to look as if you have lopsided breasts. Does anyone have an suggestions or have found a natural solution?

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Thanks for the information Diane. I will certainly share it. The removal of her breast was hard enough before adding the stress of trying to hide it. Great tips.

March 7, 2009 - 11:49am

Miscortes, apparently the mastectomy bras that stay in place the best have extra banding around the bottom of the bra. One website noted that Playtex now makes a mastectomy bra that has custom fit and self-adjusting features. There are stretch straps for smaller bust sizes and non-stretch straps for larger breast sizes. It has a pocket for a prosthesis and an underbanding to hold the bra in place.

Here's one article I found on proper fitting after a mastectomy. It sounds like this is a must:


There is a certification for fitting bras after a mastectomy, called Certified Mastectomy Fitters. They've had special training by the companies that make post-mastectomy undergarments. In addition to helping a woman get the perfect fit, they understand support and symmetry issues in the body.

CMF work in many places -- large department stores and lingerie stores, for instance. A woman can just call ahead and ask if they have someone on the staff who is certified in fitting bras after mastectomy, and make an appointment with that person.

March 2, 2009 - 10:49am
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