Introducing The Hospital Bra

Every once in awhile, I get a question from a reader who has pending breast surgery and is wondering where she can find the appropriate post-surgical undergarments. As someone with no medical expertise, I never feel comfortable giving anything resembling medical advice, but recently I ran across the Hospital Bra, and I thought it might be helpful to some of you or some of your friends and so I wanted to share it here.

Ive been lucky so far to not have any health issues that make it difficult for me to put on a bra. My mobility is fine. Ive never had a major surgery. Theres no scar tissue or chronic pain that affects my torso. And that means all the decisions that go into the kind of bra I wear on any given day are more or less cosmetic.

But for women whove recently had surgery or about to undergo surgery, their concerns run a bit deeper. After a mastectomy, lumpectomy, reconstruction, reduction, or implant insertion, many women are dealing with issues like fluid discharge, wound care, limited mobility, and extreme discomfort. So soft, absorbent, easy to clean, and easy to wear garments are super-important.

Now, I havent tried this bra, so this post isnt a recommendation or a review. And its certainly not medical advice. Its just something I ran across and thought was interesting and innovative enough to share here. In fact, learning about the Hospital Bra has made me even more interested in bra options for women whove had breast surgery.

Do you have any advice about choosing a post-surgical bra? If youve had to wear one before, what tips would you offer other readers? Lets pool our resources in the comments.

Author: Cora Harrington