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.

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St Ives NSW 2075
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Amoena Bras and Breast Forms

Amoena was founded in 1975 by Cornelius Rechenberg, and is the first company to introduce revolutionary breast form innovations for breast cancer survivors. As industry leader, the company combines technology with luxurious comfort, offering an extensive range of bras, swimwear and breast symmetry products. The product lines match the needs of every woman and in particular, every breast cancer survivor post masectomy.

With a focus on innovation and product design, Cornelius continued to research ways to update the manufacturing process in order to create a form that felt more natural. Since its inception, Amoena has been dedicated to a woman’s overall wellness post mastectomy surgery, with a view to being a companion on their journey through breast cancer survival. Cornelius was the first in the industry to design breast forms using silicone and in 1984 he introduced a 2-layer breast form with a firm silicone ‘ring’ on the underside which stabilises the form within the bra, creating a new shape that more accurately reflects the anatomy of a woman’s breast.

Because of the continued commitment to producing a more natural feeling breast form, Amoena’s world-leading innovation has resulted in a long history of patented materials, products and manufacturing methods. All Amoena post mastectomy bras have the same texture, look and feel of a breast.

Amoena pocketed bras, breast forms and partial shapers are able to combine fashion fit and comfort that support a woman’s lifestyle post mastectomy. Close physical contact will not divulge the breast form beneath your lingerie, and the shape and contour of the bra restores natural shape. Breast forms are held securely, helping survivors feel confident about the way they look and feel. As surgery techniques for breast cancer and reconstruction evolve, women are able to demand more from their breast forms and breast form fitted bras.

Manufacturing is not the only way Amoena supports breast cancer survivors post mastectomy. Designing with intentional care, supporting relevant breast cancer charities and a strong and responsive social media presence, the brand endeavours to be a lifelong companion. Pushing the limits of scientific discovery, Amoena conducts extensive wear tests to ensure customer comfort, ease of use and suitability to different surgery types and lifestyles. The company also undertakes to be a responsible environmental steward across the wider market place, reducing its carbon footprint on a global level and working for others to do the same across their industry.

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