Blog Post – How Post Mastectomy Fitting Works

Six to eight weeks post breast cancer surgery is the best time to visit a post mastectomy fitter. It is best to see a trained fitter who is familiar with different manufacturer products and has completed a manufacturer based education program to fit both prostheses and post mastectomy bras. Qualified fitters, like those employed at Elleran Lingerie, understand which products and brands will work best for different surgery types and circumstances.

Elleren Lingerie is passionate about offering customers complete privacy and discretion, particularly  post breast cancer. Your fitter will do an initial assessment and assess the skin condition at the site of the mastectomy.  This is to ensure there is no drainage or open wounds at the incision – if there are, they will need permission from your physician before proceeding. Next, the fitter will determine the correct bra size by taking measurements at particular points on the chest wall and near the rib cage. They will then offer a post mastectomy prosthesis recommendation which best reflects the shape and drape of the existing breast. For women that have lost both breasts, the fitter will make suggestions for a prosthesis that is flattering to the patient’s body.

There is a wide range of prostheses to select from – symmetrical, asymmetrical, tear drop, triangle, heart shaped and more. Once the correct prosthesis is chosen, the fitter will drape a piece of fabric over the patient to show them how she looks with the chosen products. Annual visits to a qualified fitter are recommended.

Shop 90, St Ives Shopping Village
166 Mona Vale Road
St Ives NSW 2075
+61 (0) 2 9988 3650
Shop L132A (Level 1), Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre
345 Victoria Road
Chatswood Chase NSW 2067
+61 (0) 2 9419 3210

Anita Post Breast Cancer Bras

As a 100% family owned company, Anita has invested in and fully owns its many production sites. These sites are operated under strict regulation, ensuring quality standards are always exceeded, and that staff are working under excellent conditions. Further, materials are sourced from quality European suppliers with whom the company has cultivated strong long term relationships.

The brand is one of the most popular at our Chatswood and St Ives stores. As part of Elleran’s commitment to post breast cancer lingerie fitting, we also stock Anita’s breast prosthesis and post surgery bras. The range is highly functional and of exceptional quality, designed using soft fabrics to ensure maximum comfort and meet customer needs following their surgery.

As confidence is key in the recovery period, Anita bras feature a specific post surgery design including a higher cut and an elastic neckline in order to securely contain the breast prothesis post breast cancer treatment. All post surgery bras are equipped with breast form pockets made of a soft cotton fabric which feels natural and gentle on the skin. They are also designed to include a deeper underarm area in order to conceal any scars and allow for a comfortable lie on the skin.

In order to carry some of the weight of the prosthesis, Anita post breast cancer lingerie includes larger, padded straps. The wide ergonomically fitting underbustband encourages free movement and the centre of the mastectomy bra sits deeper on the body to ensure adequate separation of the breast and breast form or prosthesis.

The design and form of Anita post breast cancer bras reflect a deep commitment to quality and attention to detail. With a wealth of experience and made from luxurious fabrics and materials, the design team at Anita must  successfully balance function and form, colour and style, bands and edging and beauty and comfort.

Following a challenging period in a woman’s life, the simple act of fitting lingerie to a new body shape can be overwhelming. Many women may take some time to adjust to their post breast cancer body; finding an attentive fitter that fits a quality mastectomy bra and prosthesis can be one of the first positive steps towards a full recovery of the mind, body and spirit. For this reason, the qualified fitters at Elleren are proud to offer Anita post breast cancer bras and breast forms to our post surgery clients.

Shop 90, St Ives Shopping Village
166 Mona Vale Road
St Ives NSW 2075
+61 (0) 2 9988 3650
Shop L132A (Level 1), Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre
345 Victoria Road
Chatswood Chase NSW 2067
+61 (0) 2 9419 3210

Post Breast Cancer Lingerie Fitting at Elleren

The prognosis for breast cancer patients is continually improving, but for survivors the post breast cancer period presents new challenges. Breast reconstruction and recovery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, prostheses and special fitting requirements are just some of the obstacles for survivors to overcome. Elleren Lingerie is the first fitter on the North Shore, Sydney to have expertise in post breast cancer and mastectomy fitting.

 

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