What All to Look For In a Mastectomy Bras and Prosthesis
For many women suffering from breast cancer, mastectomy or removal of breasts becomes the necessary part of their treatment. Although the option of breast reconstruction is available to almost all women, yet some choose to use mastectomy bras and prosthesis to replace the missing breast.
If you or someone you know has decided to go with prosthetics, then there are available special kinds of apparel, known as mastectomy clothing, which can help to provide better comfort and a more natural appearance. At Pink Ribbon, we’re committed to helping women restore a positive body image and a renewed sense of confidence with our well-fitting and comfortable breast forms, mastectomy bras, post-surgical camisoles, lymphedema sleeves, and other mastectomy apparel. Our staff of licensed, professional American Board for Certification or BOC Certified Fitters will work with you one on one to ensure you feel natural and confident in your skin.
WHAT IS BREAST PROSTHESIS
The breast prosthesis is an artificial breast that stimulates the look and feel of a natural breast. When a woman who has undergone a mastectomy decides not to undergo breast reconstruction, they can still help themselves look and feel like a natural woman with the help of breast prosthesis. Breast prosthesis can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials including silicone gel, foam, or fiberfill interior. We also offer custom breast prosthesis that is weighted to give an even more natural appearance to the breast.
WHAT IS MEANT BY MASTECTOMY BRAS
The mastectomy bra is specially designed and made for women who have had the breast tissue removed due to cancer-related illnesses. These bras are very much similar to regular bras, however, they feature fabric pockets that are sewn into each cup of the bra. This is the place where the women can place breast prosthesis to get the natural look and create an impression of a natural bust.
Prior to purchasing the first mastectomy bra, it's important to have a correct and exact measurement or get it done by a professional to ensure optimal comfort. Like every woman’s experience with cancer is different, no two mastectomy bras are alike. The most common types of mastectomy bras are as follows:
Post-Surgery Mastectomy Bras – This type of bra is mostly preferred when the patient has undergone single mastectomy procedure, a double mastectomy procedure or a lumpectomy. To allow easy access to the chest area, many of these bras have hooks in the front for those patients who are not able to move their arms well after surgery.
Pocket Mastectomy Bras – If breast forms or prosthetic breasts are what sounds interesting to you, you should also purchase a few pocket mastectomy bras. These have pockets both cups that allow the buyer to insert their choice of breast forms or prosthesis.
At Pink Ribbon, we are proud to carry every major brand of mastectomy bras and prosthesis forms available, which will allow us to accurately fit you to perfection. We also have the collection of the myriad of bras styles to work with you that will enhance your personal experience.