3 Tips for Choosing a Bra After Shoulder Surgery

Choosing a Comfortable Bra for Recovery After Shoulder Surgery


Shoulder surgery, whether it's a reverse shoulder replacement, shoulder replacement surgery, or rotator cuff surgery, is a significant step toward improving joint health and mobility. When undergoing these procedures, selecting the appropriate bra after shoulder surgery is crucial for a comfortable recovery process.

We've put together 3 tips to help you choose the right shoulder surgery bra.

Follow the Two-Week Rule

Recovery after shoulder surgery is a sensitive period, and it's crucial to allow your shoulders the time they need to heal. Many surgeons recommend a two-week break from wearing 'traditional bras,' especially those with clasps in the back and over-the-shoulder straps.

You'll want to avoid any overstretching or painful movement to ensure your first weeks of recovery are as comfortable as possible. We want your shoulder to recover without additional stress! While it's advisable to avoid any bra during these two weeks, if necessary, consider a non-traditional bra that won't impede the healing process.

Opt for a Non-Traditional Bra

Choosing a non-traditional bra is essential for ensuring comfort and support during the recovery period. Consult with your surgeon to determine which type of bra aligns with your specific surgery. Here are some options:

  • Racerback Bras: These bras have straps designed in a T-shape, keeping them closer to the sides of the neck and minimizing pressure on the shoulders. Consult your surgeon before choosing a racerback bra, as it might not be suitable for all shoulder surgeries.

  • Front Closure Bras: These bras are highly recommended by many surgeons for post-shoulder surgery wear, as they include straps but exert less pressure on the shoulders compared to traditional bras. Some designs incorporate a racerback style, particularly beneficial for recovering shoulders. We recommend products from Liberare; their bras are all front-closure bras and use front-closure fasteners that have been designed to be easy to use and pain-free for post-shoulder recovery.

By following these tips and choosing the right shoulder surgery bra for your recovery after shoulder surgery, you can ensure a more comfortable healing process and support your journey back to mobility and health.

The Everyday Easy-On Bra 

Introducing a user-friendly fastener designed for those dealing with shoulder injuries, accommodating up to a G Cup size. Its magnetic closure ensures an easy and smooth fastening experience, with the added benefit of supporting up to 90lbs. Plus, the front-closure design eliminates the risk of overstretching and causing further discomfort.

Shop the Everyday Easy-On Bra $64.00



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The Liberare Bra

Like the Everyday Easy-On Bra, this equivalent fastener features a magnetic closure that effortlessly aligns with minimal effort. We strongly recommend this bra for those in the process of recovering from shoulder surgery, thanks to its molded cups and racer back that offer crucial support

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The Wrap Bralette

This adaptable front clip is tailored to your needs, providing four adjustable settings that securely click into place for your ultimate comfort. It's ideal for those days when you experience heightened pain, offering a 100% cotton, unbelievably comfortable wear.





Stay Focused on Recovery

While adjusting to a different type of bra may feel unfamiliar initially, prioritize your recovery over temporary discomfort. The healing process is temporary, and concentrating on physical therapy and necessary care is more crucial than the type of bra you wear. Allow your shoulders the time they need to heal, and you'll experience long-term benefits. its also found that bras that are designed for post shoulder recovery are so comfortable they are used after the recovery process as a day to day bra!