Doctors recommend that women should wear a soft, non-underwired bra day and night for six weeks following Cardiothoracic surgery. It’s a key part of the recovery process. Weight from the breasts can pull on the new wound, which may slow or compromise healing. And if the breasts shift around, particularly when you are lying down, this can place a strain on the wound.
Supporting the breasts will prevent this, improving comfort and potentially helping to reduce the risk of infection. Women are more likely than men to develop infections following Cardiothoracic surgery. This is partly because breast movement may reopen the wound, but also because infections are usually caused by bacteria which thrive in skin folds such as under the bust. Our patented bamboo fabric is anti-microbial and thermally regulating to help reduce the risk of infection.
Choose our Peony a front-fastening hook and eye bra especially if you have had a full sternotomy (a long incision down your chest). A front fastening bra makes it easier for surgical teams to check your wound. It’s important that the bra doesn’t dig into the wound. It’s fine to leave lower hooks undone, especially while sitting, to keep pressure off the wound.