FINDING THE CORRECT BRASSIERE
It’s not necessary to wear Bosom Buddy® in a pocketed mastectomy
brassiere; a regular bra may work just fine and often cost less. Here
are several important features to consider when purchasing a bra:
- Fairly wide side bands will hold muscle tissue, so that very
little flesh hangs over.
- Comfortable elastic straps that adjust down the back and fit in
the center of the shoulder are best.
- A scooped back will help keep the brassiere in position.
- The cleavage area needs to fit snugly and close to the chest wall.
Avoid narrow cleavage bras.
- Brassieres with a seam in the cup usually give better support for
- Select a bra that fits your remaining breast. If you need an extra
inch or two around the rib cage, try a brassiere extender, or purchase
the next rib cage larger and, usually, go down in the cup size. For
instance, 38A is the same cup size as 36B, just larger around the rib
We do not sell or recommend specific brassieres,
but listed below are the websites and phone numbers of many bra
manufacturers who may be able to offer you assistance.
If you choose to wear a sports bra, those with
front closures work best, because they give you cup definition and
won't flatten your bustline as a wrap-around bra would. Also,
many sports bras lend soft, comfortable support when regular
brassieres with elastic are too firm next to the sensitive skin areas.
Most sports bras are sized small, medium, large and extra large, which
helps eliminate having to locate hard-to-find bra cup sizes.
If you have further questions regarding
brassieres, call us at 1-800-262-2789, and we'll be glad to answer
your questions or provide other suggestions.
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