(3 minute read) Carefix Sophia Post Surgical Bra Review
Read why the Carefix Sophia Post Surgical Bra gets our tick of approval ✔️
Carefix Post Surgical Front Close Bra Features
- Wide padded straps
- Adjustable strap length
- Secure zip front close bra
- Soft microfiber material
- Strong yet subtle compression
- Available in XS – XXL simple sizing
What surgeries require a post surgical bra?
Breast reduction surgeries absolutely require a post surgical bra. Breast Augmentation (breast implant) surgery will also require a post-op bra, and may also require a compression band depending on the results of your surgery.
Breast reconstruction surgery & unilateral Mastectomy surgeries will also require the use of a post surgical bra. A bilateral mastectomy may require a post op bra, however will more likely need a compression vest or garment.
I certainly advise talking to your surgeon about what your best bra options may be after your upcoming surgery.
I do recommend having at least one compression style recover post-op bra at home to try a few days after your surgery. It’s most likely that you will leave the hospital in a compression bandage or compression tubing. Some surgeons, like the breast reduction surgeon I had many years ago, will actually include a post-op bra as a part of their management plan and send you home with one.
Our Bra Fitter’s review of this post-op front closure bra
There is a lot to love about this post op bra. It’s hard to explain in text just how soft the microfibre material of the garment is, which is an absolute must when we are dealing with such sensitive skin and scars immediately after a surgery.
The compression in it is what I call a gentle diffuse compression. You will certainly feel secure wearing this bra but myself nor my other tester felt compressed in any particular area, say like you would be a tight underwire bra. I think that is a great result. We don’t want to feel too restricted in any one area around our chest immediately after surgery.
The wide band around the ribcage is comfortable and is ultimately where most of the support will come from during your recovery period.
The shoulder straps are mostly a set and forget system. You set them for your height really and then you don’t have to think too much about them. In theory, these will also help you adjust if you have a big volume change in swelling.
My best advice is to have two post surgical compression style bras. You won’t be leaving home much so you can easily survive with a wear one / wash one rotation system.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Carefix Sophia Post Surgical Bra
What is the largest size the Carefix Sofia Post Surgical Bra comes in?
This style is produced in XS – 2XL sizing.
The 3XL is suitable for a ribcage/underbust measuring about 42 inches. While the site will claim up to 44 inches, we felt this style did fit snug.
👉🏽 Here is the size guide.
What colours can you get in the Carefix Sophia Post Op Surgical vest?
This post surgery bra comes in black and white. Remember that black will wear better and not show minor blood or weeping marks. Saying that, it’s not good to not notice those things. So you choose which you feel will suit you best post surgery.
Does the Sophia Carefix Bra fit true to size?
In our testing both myself and our wear tester found this to fit snug around the ribcage. Probably almost a size smaller than the size guide claims.
Can the Carefix Sofia Front Close bra be used when breastfeeding or nursing?
Yes this style is suitable for nursing. Care should be taken to ensure that the band around the ribcage is not too firm, particularly in the first few months of feeding a newborn as this can result in mastitis.
Can you sleep in the Carefix Sophia Post Surgical Bra?
Yes the Carefix Sophia Bra can be used for sleeping. Just be sure that it is not uncomfortably tight if you plan on doing on. This will certainly not make for a good nights rest.
If you are planning on sleeping in this style I would recommend buying a size up to ensure comfort. This will still offer security without too much compression when it is required less.
Does the Carefix Sophia Post Op Bra have underwire?
No, we wouldn’t be recommending underwire in a post surgical vest or post op bra. Underwire should only be introduced once the swelling is significantly reduced, the wounds are healed and you are feeling comfortable in your day to day activities.
The underwire is not where the support comes from anyway so you aren’t missing anything.