The Recovery Shirt by healincomfort


Real post op equipment designed specifically so you can heal in comfort!

The Recovery Shirt, a patented design created by a breast cancer survivor, eases patient recovery from painful upper body surgeries. The shirt will prove helpful for your post op recovery, doctor visits, radiation, chemo, sleeping and day-wear. This shirt supplies the missing piece in the recovery puzzle. Now there’s a way to heal in comfort and dignity. For sizing information, please see the section below.


‘Soft as Feathers’ Moisture Managing Material

Your Recovery Shirt is constructed with loving care, and containing key patented features aiding in recovery, this garment’s material was specially chosen to feel as soft as feathers against sensitive, healing skin. Its moisture absorbing material keeps you both dry and comfortable.

Velcro-like fasteners

Because movement after surgery may be limited, and maneuvering buttons can be a painful challenge, each post-op recovery shirt is fashioned with Velcro-like fasteners for ease of dressing.

4 Internal Drain Concealing Pockets

If you return home with drainage tubes post-surgery, how do you effectively and painlessly manage them? Healincomfort founder and shirt designer, Cherie B. Mathews, discovered after her double mastectomy that managing her drains was problematic. With this issue in mind, The Recovery Shirt is designed with four internal pouches, concealing medical equipment and increasing mobility

Your Recovery Shirt is helpful for in some cases 6 months or more depending on the treatment. The patient usually has surgical drains for one to two weeks, post op doctor visits, radiation and reconstruction so a day delay won’t negate the usefulness of the shirt.

Ordering two Recovery Shirts will allow the patient to remain comfortable while the first shirt is in the wash.

Wash your shirt first before wearing – it only gets softer!


The Recovery Shirt is primarily used for post-surgery so we are not able to exchange nor refund your money. This assures every patient’s recovery shirt to be new and untouched. The need for your recovery shirt begins the day you are discharged from the hospital.

The Recovery Shirt is honored to support the Male Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), a not-for-profit patient advocacy organization, in their mission to bring everyone together to educate the world about male breast cancer.

Learn more about the MBCC or to make a donation, please visit their website.

Sizing Information

The Recovery Shirt is Available in 5 Sizes

The Recovery Shirt’s roomy size accommodates the patient’s need for privacy, with a fit similar to a men’s regular T-Shirt.

If you normally wear a Medium – Order a Medium.

We’ve Made it Easy for You – Our shirt sizes are designed to accommodate for JP Drains. You don’t need to order a size up! 


The Recovery Shirt is primarily used for post-surgery so, once opened, we are not able to exchange nor refund your money. This assures every patient’s recovery shirt to be new and untouched. The need for your recovery shirt begins the day you are discharged from the hospital.

If you have questions or are unsure about what size to order, please do not hesitate to contact us! We are dedicated to doing everything we can to ensure your recovery shirt  is as beneficial as we know it will be. We are standing by to help.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Carol Greer

The Recovery Shirt by healincomfort

Excellent service

I had an unusual set of circumstances and this group helped.

May Hsu

The Recovery Shirt by healincomfort

William Choat
Great Shirt for after Open Heart Surgery

I bought this shirt in anticipation of my 26 April scheduled open heart surgery. The shirt arrived early so I had time to wash it before needing to wear it when coming home after surgery. It works great, easy to open and close with velcro, and it’s is very light weight. It’s easy to keep it away from the chest while wearing it.


It’s a great shirt for after surgery wear when the arm movement is restricted. I cannot remember if it came in a long sleeve version, but it’s been so cold since home from hospital that would have been nice. It was helpful in the hospital with the pockets for monitors and helpful at home mainly for ease and comfort. Really glad I found these. Thank you!