Why the 3F's are the ket to finding the right bra...
The perfect post-surgery bra comes down to the three F’s (or as I like to call them the WTFFF's); FABRIC, FIT & FUNCTION.
Whether it’s a soft lightweight material that gives it an invisible feel, cups that offer a comfortable contoured support cradle or its ability to hold your reconstructed foobs like a hoist without irritation... I reckon I have cracked the code with this formula.
Picking the right size and fit bra is above all the key ingredient for comfort. Many women are not comfortable in their bra because they are not wearing the right size. It's something I really feel that all breast care nurses should be trained in. Sometimes patients stick to the size they bought before surgery but after surgery and the breasts heal and evolve over time, or even after pregnancy or a change in weight.
Developing the best bra sizes is going to be super important for H.E.R Bodywear. My prototypes will be tested on loads of lovely volunteering ladies of various different shapes and sizes, to ensure they really and truly are super f*cking comfortable.
Guiding ladies to find their best fit is really how I want to differentiate my brand. I'm going to create a really simple questionnaire on my website with a few basic questions about their current bra and what may be causing them discomfort, so that I can suggest the best alternative size for them moving forward. My aim is to really support these wonder women to find their perfect fit.
Design development sneak peak: I am currently working on sourcing super stretchy lightweight fabric, which will be either seamless or with minimal bonded seams. Bonded edges are really flat and smooth to reduce irritation over our sensitive scar tissue. They also reduces that bulkiness that comes with a traditional elastic edge. I have also been sampling lightweight moulded memory-foam cups which provide smooth contouring to help even out asymmetry or rippling. And I am constantly snooping around for the latest technology and innovations to make sure that when I do launch, I have got a top notch product.
Let's get down to the titty nitty gritty then... Why do we even need a post-surgery bra?
These bras are typically made out of high quality, antibacterial fabrics with no dyes, wires, or excessive trims. They are worn to provide a good solid support and in some instances, gentle compression to the breasts as tissues recover. Your breast surgeon will be able to give you detailed specifics about your surgery and which type of breast procedure you are having, and how long you will need to wear your post-surgery bra for after your operation and during your recovery.