It is helpful to know what’s available to you and what to expect following surgery.
Most surgeons recommend that patients should wait 4-6 weeks post-surgery to be fitted for a breast prosthesis. This allows time for the swelling to go down, for your surgery site to heal, and for you to feel comfortable wearing a bra again.
Prior to your surgery, you can purchase a post-surgical camisole to wear. It will not only be comfortable, but will be useful in securing your drain tubes immediately following surgery. You can wear this garment directly home from the hospital, as well as throughout your 4-6 weeks of healing.
Immediately Following Surgery
A post-surgical camisole can be worn directly home from the hospital and until you are healed and ready to be fitted for a breast prosthesis and mastectomy bra (4-6 weeks post-surgery). You can wear this throughout the day, but also at night as the inner pockets will keep your drain tubes secure during your daily activities or while you sleep.
4-6 Weeks Post-Surgery & Beyond
After your swelling has gone down and you feel comfortable to wear a bra again, you are ready for your first fitting! All fittings are private to allow you a fully comfortable experience. To know what to expect at your first fitting, please read Your First Appointment under the FAQ section on our website.