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All About Mastectomy Swimwear

After your breast surgery, you may not have the same relationship with swimming as you previously did. Some women get back in the big blue as fast as they can, with no worries, while others need the added confidence of secure breast forms in a specially-designed mastectomy swimsuit. When you’re looking to get some sun and sea, or hit the pool, here are some things to consider.

Understanding Mastectomy Swimwear

These swimmers are purpose-designed for women who’ve had breast surgery. Whether you’ve had a part of your breast removed (lumpectomy), or a single or double mastectomy, you probably have some scarring. Post surgery, you may opt to emulate breast shape with a breast prosthesis. Made from either silicone or a bead-filled pouch, you can then use these to customise your swimmers by putting your breast form(s) into the pockets of our mastectomy suits.

Everyone’s different; you may feel more confident with a symmetrical shape or choose to swim as you are. Our swimsuits are designed for optional breast forms and come in a range of styles that look chic and feel fabulous on all body types.

Choosing Mastectomy Swimwear

For anyone who’s undergone breast surgery, the recovery process is both physical and psychological. Suddenly, swimming is more complicated than before, and that’s why post surgery swimwear exists – to give you options. Swimming is an amazing experience, and everyone should have the choice to dive in. Our mastectomy swimwear has pockets, to keep your prosthetics in place, as well as adjustable straps that let you balance your prosthetics and keep them symmetrical.

DeBras suits are snug fitting, allowing your inserts to stay put, so you can be confident in the water. The high arm openings, wide straps, and high neckline help hide potential scarring while tummy control features flatten the belly. Whether you choose silicone or other forms, bear in mind, when you’re swimming, foam inserts could absorb some water.

Best Mastectomy Swimwear for Summer:

A lot of women in their 30s have had their kids and will notice their boobs stretching as a result of putting on and losing weight. Stretch marks and drooping are a natural and beautiful consequence of your pregnancies. If you’re finding your changing boobs difficult to adjust to, remember how amazing your breasts are and what they’ve been through. All our post-surgery swimsuits have unique features, so your best bet is to scroll through our range and see what takes your fancy. Here are a few styles to get you started:

La Dolce Vita Square Neck Swimsuit

This is a sophisticated navy, white and red print with a plain navy back. Featuring a funky square scoop neck, it’s fittingly flattering with a classy scooped back. The shelf bra gives support, comes with mastectomy pockets, and is lined with Powernet to hold its shape.

Rhodes Swimsuit

This is the swimsuit if you’re always up and active. Made from 100% chlorine resistant fabric, it’s built to last as you do your laps in the pool. Featuring double seams at the front, it cuts a slimming shape and is incredibly comfortable both in and out the water.

Mumbai Sarong Swimsuit

This is your tropical one-piece featuring a flattering skirt. The slimming front wraps around with fun ties at side. Made from Lycra® Xtra Life™, it’s chlorine-resistant with opaque lining, front and back. The bilateral bra pockets securely hold your breast forms. Come in for a fitting. and let’s find your perfect suit to suit.

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