Mastectomy and Reconstructive Surgery

Below is information provided by the NHS to better understand breast cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. 

Mastectomy

A mastectomy is the removal of all the breast tissue, including the nipple.

 

If there are no obvious signs that the cancer has spread to your lymph nodes, you may have a mastectomy, where your breast is removed, along with a sentinel lymph node biopsy.

If the cancer has spread to your lymph nodes, you'll probably need more extensive removal (clearance) of lymph nodes from the area under your arm (axilla) 

Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is surgery to make a new breast shape that looks as much as possible like your other breast.

 

Reconstruction can be done at the same time as a mastectomy (immediate reconstruction), or it can be done later (delayed reconstruction).

 

It can be done either by inserting a breast implant or by using tissue from another part of your body to create a new breast.

Want to know more?

For more information click through the the NHS website and if you notice any changes in your breasts or are worried at all please contact your GP.

 

Our first collection has been designed for the different outcomes of surgery. For mastectomies with reconstruction we would recommend any of our non-pocketed bras

See You at Nine Bra

This non pocketed bra is designed with an inner hammock to provide extra support without the need for underwires! Perfect for women who have had a reconstruction, lumpectomy or a natural breast. The high apex design is ultra flattering and is great for any woman wanting a supportive and uplifting wire free bra. 

 

Lights Down Low Bra

This soft bra is a beautiful choice for a range of breast sizes. The ruched silk underband is not only sumptuous but also very supportive. It has inner support hammocks and supportive side boning which works wonders for that cleavage! The removable silk covered straps provide you with a number of style options so you can wear it whatever way takes your fancy. – We love options! 

Honey I'm Home Bra

This front fastening wire free bra uses the softest breathable jersey, trimmed with sumptuous silk. With discreet pockets this bra is perfect for any post op outcome. Designed to provide amazing post surgery support to any size of breast, you can pair it with our Fearless Pant to complete your set.

Haven't Got a Stitch to Wear Bra

A fresh take on the classic bralette, this fun peplum trimmed lace bra has contrasting silk covered straps. This bra is perfect for anyone who doesn’t require a pocket in their post surgery bra and the seaming has all been thoughtfully placed to avoid scarring. The added support of the elastic underband and mesh lined cups negates the need for damaging underwires. The stretchy nature of the fabric also gives room for larger boobs, making it suitable for up to a LoveRose 1X.

 

For mastectomies without reconstruction we would recommend any of our pocketed bras.

Hey Good Lookin Bra

This pocketed, post surgery bra is a luxury wire free bra. Designed with our signature recycled lace and mesh and trimmed with silk. It’s bilateral soft bra pockets hold a breast form or enhancer securely in place and is the ideal mastectomy bra. The higher centre front is designed to provide modesty to ladies who have had a single or double mastectomy. A timeless foundation piece; an extra layer of confidence.

Honey I'm Home Bra

This front fastening wire free bra uses the softest breathable jersey, trimmed with sumptuous silk. With discreet pockets this bra is perfect for any post op outcome. Designed to provide amazing post surgery support to any size of breast, you can pair it with our Fearless Pant to complete your set.

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