Guide to Post-Surgical Camisoles and Bras

The purpose of this Guide to Post-Surgical Camisoles and Bras is to help you navigate the most common questions people have while preparing for breast surgery.  These topics can be covered specifically for you based on sharing information with one of our Certified Mastectomy Fitters in a private fitting, which you can arrange by calling us at (615) 777-7465 or email us here.  Some of the most common factors include:

  • The Type of Surgery You’re Having
  • The Surgeon Performing the Surgery
  • Your Body Type
  • Your Activity Level
  • Your Insurance Coverage

Will I Need a Camisole or a Bra?

Based on your answers to a series of simple questions, one of our Certified Mastectomy Fitters can help you determine what’s best for you.  For example, some surgeons have a very specific garment preference, while others leave it up to you.  Our recommendations are often influenced by what we’ve seen work best for other customers.

The type of surgery often points us in a specific direction because of the anticipation of drains.  Drains can be awkward to manage, and it’s common that you might have between 1 and 4 for anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks.  That’s entirely based on what your surgeon feels is best for you.  We help you manage drains with adjustable drain pouches and other accessories.

Examples of Post-Surgical Camisoles

Wear Ease, Inc.

There are times when the situation can call for a specialty garment from a specific manufacturer, but our preferred products are by Wear Ease.

Wear Ease Recovery Camisoles offer support with a unique built-in shelf bra. Inside each camisole, elastic encircles the entire torso allowing easy and convenient re positioning of the removable drainage tube pouches. Pouches may be placed in any location around the circumference of the torso, and adjusted quickly and easily at any time.

These camisoles can then be worn for leisure after surgery or during radiation. Internal pockets for breast forms or prostheses make these camisoles a comfortable and long term solution for after surgery care.

Here are some examples of their post-surgical camisoles:

Wear Ease Post-Surgical Camisole

Wear Ease Dawn Post-Surgical Camisole

Wear Ease Post-Surgical Camisole

Wear Ease Andrea Compression Shirt with Axilla Pads

Wear Ease Post-Surgical Camisole

Wear Ease Beth Post-Surgical Camisole

When you arrange a private fitting with one of our Certified Mastectomy Fitters, we will show you options and make our best recommendation.

   

Examples of Post-Surgical Bras

Wear Ease, Inc.

We also have post-surgical bras available from several manufacturers when a specific situation requires, but our preferred products are by Wear Ease.  Recovery Bras by Wear Ease are great support bras and sleep bras offering comfort needed during mastectomy and surgery recovery. Several of the bras are front closure bras and all have pockets for prostheses if needed. All styles were developed as breast cancer bras, bras for after surgery including breast augmentation and breast reduction.

Here are some examples of post-surgical bras:

Wear Ease Post-Surgical Bra

Wear Ease Sarah Bra – For Limited Mobility, Can Be Donned with One Hand

Wear Ease Post-Surgical Bra

Wear Ease Compression Bra

Wear Ease Post-Surgical Bra

Wear Ease Dawn Post-Surgical Bra

When you arrange a private fitting with one of our Certified Mastectomy Fitters, we will show you options and make our best recommendation.

   

What Will This Cost?

Once you’ve had a breast cancer diagnosis, Medicare, TennCare, and private insurance plans like Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA, United Health Care, Aetna and others provide ongoing lifetime coverage of breast forms, bras and camisoles, and other accessories useful in maintaining your appearance, even if you’ve had reconstructive surgery.

Not sure what your insurance plan covers?  Just ask our insurance coverage expert.

How Do I Get Started?

You can make a private pre-surgical appointment with of our Certified Mastectomy Fitters by calling us at (615) 777-7465 or just email us here.