What To Consider When Buying a Mastectomy Bra

Not only do we stock a range of bras and swimwear for women who have had a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or reconstructive surgery here at De Bora of Exeter but Caroline is a certified bra and breast form fitter. 

We understand that every woman buys a bra with the aim of achieving not only comfort and support but a particular shape or silhouette under her clothes. This desire does not change after surgery. We therefore stock a range of shapes and styles that help you to achieve your aim giving you comfort and confidence without sacrificing a feeling of femininity.

Finding the right bra or swimwear

This may feel like a daunting task. You may be unsure of your size, or the shape you need.  Ordering online often means managing returns as you navigate finding the correct size and shape which can be frustrating.  We offer an in person fitting from a certified bra and breast form fitter.  You can try on a range of styles and sizes to find the best fit for you.  Initial appointments are arranged to leave plenty of time, so you do not feel rushed or pressurised.  It can take time to find the right bra, but we are here to offer our advice, support, and expertise.

Breast forms and prosthesis

There are many different styles, shapes and weights of breast form. There is even a breast form specially designed for wearing in water.  We can advise on and source a range of full or partial breast forms.

Breast forms and pocketed bras or swimwear for use after a full or partial mastectomy surgery, lumpectomy surgery and reconstructive surgery are VAT exempt when supplied to you for your own use. To claim VAT exemption we require a short form to be completed when you make a purchase*.

Please feel free to call us to discuss your needs or any queries you may have and to book your 1:1 appointment at our shop in South Street Exeter: 01392 210142. You can view some of the bras that we stock on our mastectomy page by clicking here

*Please note VAT is charged on all non-mastectomy goods like briefs or beach cover ups and sarongs.