Not every breast cancer survivor opts to have reconstructive surgery. Those unwilling to face further invasive surgery can still achieve the look of full breasts with mastectomy bras. Mastectomy bras give the illusion of a full breast by utilizing prostheses. The bras will either have built-in prostheses or pockets to place your own prostheses.
As is the case with regular bras, mastectomy bras come in many colors and are suited for different occasions. There are basic everyday mastectomy bras, active/athletic bras, comfort bras, and even specialty bras. Specialty bras may include bras with front closures, t-backs, ¾ lengths, and bras that utilize conforming gel. For those who are sensitive to underwire bras, mastectomy bras also come in the more comfortable soft-cup.