Bamboo bra sparking top surgeon’s interest

Hospital Bra inventor Elle Terry-Dawson, right, is in talks with a top surgeon about the possibility of supplying it in his clinics. Bra is modelled here by Joules Lowe
Hospital Bra inventor Elle Terry-Dawson, right, is in talks with a top surgeon about the possibility of supplying it in his clinics. Bra is modelled here by Joules Lowe

A leading breast surgeon has shown keen interest in a post-surgery bra designed by a young Tring woman.

Adrian Richards, who owns Aurora Clinics, met Hospital Bra inventor Elle Terry-Dawson to discuss the possibility of supplying the bra in his clinics, one of which is in London’s prestigious Harley Street.

Accomplished surgeon Adrian was voted Home Counties Leading Surgeon by the Daily Mail and Leading Breast Surgeon UK by the Independent on Sunday.

Elle, the owner of Tring’s lingerie boutique Gorgeous, originally invented the Hospital Bra after recovering from breast surgery herself.

The design is created from naturally-antibacterial bamboo fibres which help prevent infection in wounds.

A front fastening, wire-free design and shock absorber pads also helps to reduce discomfort when changing dressings.

Elle, 27, said: “It’s going really well, and I’ve got a couple of meetings with other surgeons this week.”

“I think the designers of post-surgery bras should listen to people who have had breast surgery, as after my own experience I realised I could see faults in the bras on the market.

“I thought about the way the straps laid, the thickness of the bands and the ease of access for the surgeon to check the wounds.”

Elle said she would like to see her bra on the shelves in Debenhams and John Lewis department stores because they currently do not have much choice for women looking for post-op bras.

She said: “Women want to see, feel and try on the product before they buy to ensure it’s comfortable.”

The bra is now available to buy at Gorgeous and online at www.hospitalbra.com.