A new line of lingerie and swimwear is helping women look and feel good after a mastectomy.
The Courage Couture range is the brainchild of New York plastic surgeon Dr Sharon T McLaughlin-Weber.
It features two intimate sleepwear bras and one bikini top. They are designed to hold prosthetics of various weights and to hide scarring. The pieces are adjustable so that a woman can choose how much cleavage to show.
Dr McLaughlin-Weber’s hope is to see the bikini top on a Sports Illustrated
model who has had a mastectomy.
The range is also aimed at women who may have uneven breasts from birth or through surgery. Dr McLaughlin-Weber underwent reconstructive surgery herself after a lymphoma diagnosis at 13.
The line’s website points out that although a woman’s breasts may have changed, the rest of her body is the same as every other woman’s.
A woman with a mastectomy can be just as sexy as every other woman, said Dr McLaughlin-Weber.