I purchased this bra for post-mastectomy and immediate reconstruction with implant surgery. In the first 10 to 14 days after surgery, a wireless, front-closing bra must be worn continuously 24 hours a day. After one week, I can report that the bra itself is supportive and mostly comfortable, but the bra straps with the hooks on the front have no padding at all underneath the plastic hooks, continually rub the chest area below them, and are very uncomfortable. And I'm not sure why they're even there to begin with since they do NOT make the straps "adjustable" as advertised. They only allow the front of the bra to be taken down without unhooking all the hooks in the front--essentially providing two ways to be "front-opening." Finally, since my prior size was 34C and I'm only restoring that size with the implant and not expanding upon it, I don't understand why the "XL" size I bought by mistake, which is supposed to be 36 C/D is so tight against my rib cage. I would suggest anyone looking for a post-mastectomy/immediate reconstruction surgery bra look elsewhere for a completely comfortable experience.
Hello, It is difficult for me to assist in answering this issue as the beginning of the statement contradicts the ending. But what I can tell you the reason for the hooks on the straps are for customers who wish to use for breast feeding as this is a multi-function garment which can be used for post surgery, breast feeding , sleep or leisure bra. Thanks for your feedback and best on your recovery.
Nancy from San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Average Height (5'4"-5'8")