Friday, 5 July 2013

Plastic surgeon launches Sexy Lingerie Line for women who have had Mastectomies

A plastic surgeon has launched a brand of lingerie designed especially for women with mastectomies.

New York-based Dr Sharon T McLaughlin-Weber, who had reconstructive surgery herself after a lymphoma diagnosis at 13, has released two intimate sleepwear bras and one bikini top for Courage Couture.

'I hope that one of my bikini designs will be featured in Sports Illustrated and be worn by a model that has had a mastectomy,' she told Fashionista, adding: 'She can be every bit as sexy as the next woman.'

Earlier this year, a Change.org petition was launched petitioning Victoria's Secret to design a similar line of lingerie for women who have had mastectomies.

Courage Couture lingerie, which costs $85 (£57) an item, is made from an elastic fabric which helps accommodate for different weights of prosthetics.