How to Find the Perfect Post-Mastectomy Bra
Whether you’ve had a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or reconstructive surgery, it’s safe to say your breasts have been through a lot. And as a community of fellow survivors and allies, we get it. We get that your body feels different, physically and mentally. We get that the purchasing options out there are bland and uncomfortable. We get that this process can suck…so we’re here to change it for good -- for you and for everyone across the nation.
Team Myya is obsessed with helping post-mastectomy patients find the best products for their new shape. Here’s how we do it (and how you can do it from home, too).
Process Your Feelings
As you heal physically, take some time to heal emotionally as well. You’ll be going through many changes that may be hard to process, but important to recognize. Take this time to accept the changes to your body, new scars, and make sure to prioritize self-care. Be patient with yourself as you evolve from your old collection of bras to new intimates that better fit and flatter your new shape.
Work with Certified Mastectomy Fitters
We recommend working with a Certified Mastectomy Fitter (CMF) when shopping for your new intimates. A CMF measures a patient and properly fits them for new prostheses, bras, and other related products. These trained and board-certified experts know exactly how to care for both the physical and emotional well-being of patients.
Shop Like a Pro
Once you’re ready to start shopping, here’s what to look for as your browse:
- Comfort. Look for wireless bras with soft fabrics, adjustable and wide straps, and thick bands with strong elasticity.
- Pockets. Shop for bras with pockets for prostheses. These specialty bras hold your prostheses in place for secure, natural-looking support.
- Personal Fittings. Need some personalized help? Make an appointment for a live fitting. This option allows you to work with experts to get precise measurements and professional product recommendations in a store setting.
- Virtual Fittings. Prefer to stay at home? Book an Online Experience to work with a Certified Mastectomy Fitter online. You’ll get the same level of expertise and care, with the products being delivered to you for convenience (perfect if access to a store with Certified Mastectomy Fitters is unavailable).
Trying to find a post-mastectomy bra for the first time can be intimidating and frustrating. It may take some time and trial and error to find the perfect bra but don’t be discouraged, we'll be there with you every step of the way. Team Myya is here to help you discover products that make you feel happy, confident, and gorgeous -- because that’s what you deserve.