Cancer? It only happens to others. A friend’s mother. A colleague from work. A neighbor. But in reality, these things lurk much closer than we think they do. And dealing with the reality of things when faced with cancer takes a huge amount of courage and hope. And when the organ in question is something that we all associate with our feminineness, it is a whole new ball game altogether. Thankfully, there are products in the market that help soften the blow a little and help you feel and look like you did before surgery. Let’s take a look at a few important things that you need to know about these.
1. You Will Need Different Bras For Different Stages Of Healing
In the initial stages, it is a good idea to use soft bras that are comfortable and not too restricting. And an even better bet would be to choose a bra that is easier to put on, like ones that have
Try and find a store that has staff experienced to assist women who’ve had breast surgery. And if you are going to be using a silicone prosthesis, choose a bra that fits well, is supportive and doesn’t have underwires.
2. Take Time In Choosing A Good Prosthesis
There’re a variety of prostheses that you can choose from, available in different shapes and styles. And there are many things to keep in mind when choosing one for yourself. It is important to consider your lifestyle
There are also partial prostheses, available to fill out the breast tissue that has been removed. There are stick on prostheses that stick directly onto your skin, in case you want to wear a strapless dress or have an active lifestyle. But these aren’t advised too soon after surgery or if you’re still undergoing radiation therapy. Your breast care nurse can arrange a prosthesis fitting for you, to help you choose the right prosthesis.
3. Choose Outfits Carefully
When choosing strapless clothes, opt for materials that give good support
There are also pocketed nightwear available to tuck your softie into. The softie can also be kept in place with a safety pin. Some specialist outlets also stock mastectomy swimwear, which is a great investment, if you swim frequently. Alternatively, choose a swimming costume that has a high neckline and enough underarm coverage so that it can hide the prosthesis well.
4. The Right Accessories Can Do Wonders
You can use bra strap extensions if you