As Seen in Naples Daily News: Fort Myers Doctor Develops Post Breast Cancer Bra

Dr. Lea Blackwell’s new post-mastectomy bra was featured in the Naples Daily News.

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Women often complain about the compression bra they need to wear after breast cancer surgery to protect tissue and reduce swelling.

Post-surgical bras provided in a hospital or sold commercially can be hard to put on and off without help.

The material is scratchy and can irritate incisions. The drain bulb for collecting fluid that is pinned to the front is annoying.

Dr. Lea Blackwell, a Fort Myers breast surgeon, had an “aha moment.”

“Why can’t I just design my own bra,” Blackwell, 40, said to herself.

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