Mastectomy Bra Fitting Guide: 5 Important Tips to Keep in Mind

Mastectomy Bra Fitting Guide: 5 Important Tips to Keep in Mind
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We want you to feel confident in your Amoena purchase, so we've created this mastectomy bra fitting guide to help you find the best fit for your body type.

If your doctor has recently told you that you need a mastectomy, fitting for a mastectomy bra has probably been on your mind.

Mastectomy bras are designed specifically for women who have undergone surgery and can help make the process of recovering much easier. But choosing the right bra can be difficult, and finding one that fits properly isn't easy either—especially if you're new to this kind of shopping.

Luckily, we've created this mastectomy bra fitting guide to help make sure your next bra shopping trip is as smooth as possible.

Mastectomy Bra Fitting Guide: 5 Important Tips to Keep in Mind

mastectomy bra fitting guide

1. 80% of women wear the wrong bra size. Don't be one of them.

Even if you think you know your size, there's a chance that you're mistaken. 80% of women wear the wrong bra size, and if that's not enough to convince you, consider this: breasts change over time. This is not just because of weight fluctuations (though those can certainly affect your cup size) but also because they naturally grow at different rates.

So when your breasts are changing so much, why would you want to stick with the same old number forever?

We recommend getting sized every 6 months to find out if your current bra is still doing its job properly or if it's time for an upgrade. And don't forget about the many options! Different styles and colours can affect sizing as well—you might have been wearing one style for years without realizing there was something better out there for you.

Check out our full mastectomy bra fitting guide for more details on getting a fit that will make you look and feel better than ever before!

2. A great bra is transformative. Choose the right fit and see the difference for yourself!

Have you heard of the transformative power of fashion? What you wear changes how you feel. A bra is especially transformative. Amoena pocketed bras that can hold breast forms and shapers are proof. They are so beautiful that they make you fall in love with how you look and feel.

Amoena's bras help women with breast cancer or other conditions that cause them to lose their breasts feel beautiful again. They come in various styles and colours, so there's something for everyone!

The company's mission is to help support confidence by making it easier for women to get back on their feet after mastectomy surgery.

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3. A loose bra is not more comfortable. For your best comfort, pick the right size and style. 

You may have heard the myth that a loose bra is more comfortable. Well, it's not. 

A loose bra makes your back, shoulders, and neck work harder to support breast weight. It can lead to back pain, neck pain, and even headaches. But don't worry! We'll give you a few tips on finding a bra that fits so well you'll never want to wear another one again. 

  1. The band should be snug enough that it doesn't move around much when you bend at the waist. The straps shouldn't dig into your shoulders or slip off them either.
  2. The underwire should lie flat against your chest wall without any gaps between it and your body (this will help keep breast tissue from bulging over the wire).
  3. Your breasts should fill out the cups completely—don't settle for less than perfect!

    4. Breathe easier! Don't wear a bra that's too tight.

    If you're anything like us, you've probably worn shoes that were too tight. And you know how uncomfortable it is! But did you know your bra could be doing the same thing?

    Many women wear bras that are too small to get the look they want, which can cause pain and even damage the body. The pressure from wearing a tight bra puts stress on nerves, muscles and blood vessels, making breathing difficult. The result? A shallow breath that makes it hard to fully inhale or exhale, leaving you feeling winded and stressed out.

    Luckily, the tips above for finding the right bra size will help you breathe easy (literally).

    how to measure your bra

    5. A properly fitted bra protects against sagging.

    Need another reason to wear a well-fitted bra? How about it'll help protect your breasts from sagging and breast bounce!

    Bouncing may cause the delicate ligaments holding your breasts to lose elasticity. Once it's gone, it never comes back. It doesn't matter if you're big or small busted; we all need a little help from our bra.

    Wearing a bra that fits properly can also support our breasts from the inside out and help prevent sagging in the long run. This is because a well-fitting bra will keep the weight of your breasts distributed evenly.

    So next time you're shopping for bras or getting fitted for one, remember to measure yourself and be sure to choose the right fit for your body type.

    Final Thoughts

    At, we believe that your bra should be more than just a garment to support your breasts. It's an essential part of who you are. 

    That's why we're committed to helping you find the perfect bra for your body, no matter your shape or size.

    Finally, we hope this mastectomy bra fitting guide has helped you understand how to get the right fit and which mistakes to avoid.

    Don't forget to check out our wide assortment of Amoena mastectomy bras, lingerie, swimwear, and more.

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