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Topic: Swimsuits for Tissue Expanders

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2020 10:48PM

e32 wrote:

Does anyone know a better place to post this? Does anyone have cute swimsuit suggestions for wearing with tissue expanders?

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Jun 10, 2020 02:14PM Lostchick wrote:

Check out this item at Target https://www.target.com/p/women-39-s-post-mastectom...

Mine look super lumpy under clothes but clothed, they look great! My husband compares them to my breastfeeding breasts. Lol Prior to Mx, I was pretty small chested, so I'm going to show off my voluptuousness this summer! I got the above top from Target and LOVE it! It has space for prosthetics if needed and is super soft which makes me happy because I'm still a bit sore. Hope you have some luck finding something that works for you

Dx 2/20/2020, ILC, Right, ER+ Dx 5/12/2020, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+ Surgery 5/12/2020 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Jun 15, 2020 08:51PM e32 wrote:

Oh wow that is cute! I didn't know Target sold such a thing!!! am just now getting fills. And I am not finished bc life is so chaotic so I will be growing a bit more 😁. I agree mine looks misshapen but under clothes look mostly decent. I wonder how the final fill will look! I ordered a few dresses that would usually require a really creative bra, but I don't currently need one so I'm excited to see how they work out. My nursing breasts were far bigger than my normal size, so we will see it that is how mine end up too.

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Jun 17, 2020 10:04AM e32 wrote:

Also, I will likely be in these awhile. No idea when to schedule another surgery in these weird times. Do they seem to shift at all? Mine arent fully filled yet so they seem lopsided sometimes. I ordered some new dresses that wrap at the top and just realized because of the design my scars may show but waiting for them to come so I can see. Still pretty excited. Thanks for the Target link as well. I have had issues with not wanting my normal amount of tight around that area so unsure if I should size up πŸ€”

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Jun 17, 2020 07:58PM - edited Jun 17, 2020 07:59PM by SpecialK

I wore a black maillot type suit with a squared neckline, rather than v-shaped. The suit had ruching up the sides and the centerline on the front, and some folded seams across the bust. As your expanders are filled they will be larger each time so you might want to allow for some room when sizing. Here is a similar suit to the one I wore.

https://www.venus.com/productlanding.aspx?BRANCH=24~97~&ProductDisplayID=62381

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3 Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Jun 18, 2020 12:33AM Lostchick wrote:

I would def size up especially if they haven't finished fills. I made that mistake with bras prior to surgery. Ugh

Dx 2/20/2020, ILC, Right, ER+ Dx 5/12/2020, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+ Surgery 5/12/2020 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Jun 18, 2020 11:18AM e32 wrote:

Beautiful suit!! I will size up for sure. Thank you!! 😁

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Jun 18, 2020 11:20AM e32 wrote:

I am sad I bought cute bras before also and they will be way small. i cant tolerate any tightness across my ribs anymore. May be better after exchange.

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