Philippa says

Woman (UK) - - Ask the Experts -

aAc­tu­ally, it seems that wear­ing a bra dur­ing the day and night for a short time af­ter surgery is less un­com­fort­able that not! Get a sur­gi­cal bra – made from a seam­less soft fab­ric. If you aren’t hav­ing re­con­struc­tion at the same time, it may have a pocket or pouch in the bra to put a pros­the­sis in if you wanted. Some sur­gi­cal bras also act as a form of com­pres­sion – they ap­ply pres­sure to the area to ease swelling. For the first year af­ter surgery it is rec­om­mended to wear well­fit­ting, soft-seamed, full­cupped bras with no un­der­wires as scar and breasts take time to re­cover. And after­wards, if you want to, there are post­mas­tec­tomy bras and swimwear avail­able with pock­ets in for pad­ding on one side. Al­ter­na­tively, you may wish to con­sider a breast re­con­struc­tion.

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