Advice on bras to wear post-surgery

Topic Title: Advice on bras to wear post-surgery
Created On: 03/15/2015 03:08 PM

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 05/21/2015 04:03 PM

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Have you tried looking at "Woman Within"?  They have a catalog you can look at and have a variety of front hook bras.

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 03/27/2015 06:07 PM

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 I had a reverse replacement after 5 previous failed surgeries, including two replacements.  I have zero internal rotation, so cannot reach behind at all, or past my side.  It makes life interesting with bathroom issues, much less putting on a bra.  I just clip and front and spin.

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 03/26/2015 05:41 PM

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I've had surgery on my right shoulder twice, the last being a rever replacement. I tried a strapless bra, but found it very uncomfortable. After a couple weeks, I was able to wear a regular bra, but had to have my husband hook it. The one thing I did have to do was go up a size in the band because the area under my arm was swollen. My surgery was 9 months ago and I'm just now getting back to the previous size. I might add that I had surgery twice for a broken right shoulder -- first in April of 2014, but it failed due to my scoliosis. The second surgery was a reverse replacement the end of June, 2015.

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 03/16/2015 07:06 AM

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 I had TSR 6 weeks ago. I found a great strapless bra (I think at Target). I had to have my husband fasten it.  I also had a very soft bra from Walmart that I could step into. It didn't have much support, but I wore it around the house. You can even wear some regular bras and put the strap under your arm. The sling will cover a lot of you up. Don't forget to have button up or V neck, stretchy shirts. Good luck!  The first two weeks are rough, as are the first few PT visits, but I'm basically pain free now. 

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 03/15/2015 03:08 PM

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I am scheduled for shoulder replacement suregry in about a month.  In thinking ahead, I realized that my incision will be right in the area where my bra strap falls.  If I could go braless for a couple of (few) weeks, that would be OK.  Unfortunately I am very well-endowed (F cup) and am not a pretty sight in public with no support.  I have looked high and low for a bra with front closure and straps that will not cover the incision (like a racerback type sports bra, none of which have front closures.)  I also visited our local specialty lingerie store and they couldn't come up with a solution.  The suggestions made by my doctor were options I had already explored.  Are there any women out there with useful advice?





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