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How To Choose A Bra After Surgery

Surgical bras with front closure post surgery are hard to find but once a patient discovers the one that feels best, they tend to stick with it.  Whether it be after shoulder surgery or mastectomy or post op for nerve damage, patients should find a breathable, comfortable, and easy-to-use solution. 

Recovery after any major operation is necessary.  Your body is changing.   Most plastic surgeons recommend 3 - 6 weeks before healing really.  We have enough trouble figuring out what bra size we are without swelling.   In my non-medical opinion, comfort is the king.  Pain and discomfort in the area are bad enough but awful underwire or hooks just make it that much worse.  I always wear sports bras (of course I am biased to Bloom Bras but that is because I developed it for these reasons).   It is important that your breasts do stay supported though during recovery. 

Even after surgery, they are probably not symmetrical.  Front-zip sports bras with wide straps are going to be the most comfortable.  Those with adjustable cups are even better.  Your body could take 6-12 months to truly settle in depending on your type of surgery, recovery plan, age, even race.  

We love to hear your stories as we are are all in this together.  Please send them in to hello@bloombras.com

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