What is mastectomy friendly swimwear?
Simply put, mastectomy swimsuits are bathing suits specifically designed for women who have had breast surgery. They sometimes include sewn-in breast pockets for prostheses as well as altered features like higher necklines and armholes to help women feel more confident and offer more support where she needs it.
What are post surgery swimsuits?
The swimwear styles are specifically designed to meet the special needs of women who have undergone breast surgery and guarantee a secure and confident fit. Sophisticated drapes and gathered sections conceal and highlight the figure in all the right places.
How do you wear a swimsuit after mastectomy?
You can use your regular silicone prosthesis or a swim prosthesis in a mastectomy swimsuit. You don’t need to pay VAT on mastectomy swimwear if you have had breast cancer surgery. Read more about VAT and mastectomy bras. Made-to-measure swimwear is available from some companies.
Can anyone wear a mastectomy swimsuit?
You can wear mastectomy swimwear without utilizing a form or prosthetic with it. Be aware that some swimsuits will not fit correctly or and others may lose symmetry if worn without breast forms but this life is about your comfort and confidence. If you decide that you don’t want to wear a prosthetic, then don’t.
What should I wear after a single mastectomy?
Immediately after your surgery, you will be most comfortable wearing a soft cotton camisole. There are special camisoles that include a removable pocket for any surgical drains. They also have built in bras (like those in some bathing suits) that can hold a cotton puff.
How long does it take to recover from a single mastectomy?
A mastectomy is an operation to remove a breast. It’s used to treat breast cancer in women and breast cancer in men. The operation takes about 90 minutes, and most people go home the following day. It can take 4 to 6 weeks to recover from a mastectomy.