Post Operative Clothing

JasiB1JasiB1 Member Posts: 1
Hi everyone, I am about to have a unilateral mastectomy and was wondering what I should wear home after the surgery. 
Sounds like an odd thing to ask probably, but my brain is scrambled. 
Thankfully for any suggestions. Jasi1


  • nonkyboynonkyboy IngleburnMember Posts: 146
    Hi @JasiB1my suggestion is a button up top or dress because you may find you have limited movement with your arms still. If you think you may feel odd going brakes then a loose soft cami top underneath would do the trick. The breast care nurse will most likely give you a lovely cushion for under your arms to protect you and possibly a seat belt protector cushioned thing as well. If they don’t then ask her for them as they are supplied by volunteers for just this purpose. Wishing you all the best with your surgery xx Lesley 
  • ZoffielZoffiel Member Posts: 876
    Nothing tight that you have to pull over your head. Anything else will be fine. A soft old pillow to keep the seatbelt off you is also a good idea, but it's very likely you won't have much pain. Marg xxx
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 919
    I actually went home in the same clothes I arrived in, including bra! No pain at all, felt fine. Best wishes, hope you have a good experience too. 
  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 3,182
    I had bilateral. I had great big T shirts and knee length strech pants and flat shoes. Comfy, stretchy. 
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