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What are the benefits and risks of a mastectomy bra?

What are the benefits and risks of a mastectomy bra?

Maintainyour figure: If you mean mast. Bra and external prothesis -it is to maintain your figure after mastectomy they also make partial implants for filling out partial mastectomy voids ...... Downside hot, itchy in the summer-colder than you in the winter and expensive needing to be changed yearly but most insurance companies pay for them. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mastectomy (Definition)

A mastectomy is complete removal of all visible breast tissue. Different variations exist, some of which spare some or all of ...Read more


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What exactly is a mastectomy bra?

Individualized item: A mastectomy bra is usually fitted by a lady who is a trained specialist and is able to measure each patient and determine their size and options. It can hold a breast prosthesis for cosmetic purposes and can help in recovery after mastectomy surgery. ...Read more

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Where can I find a mastectomy bra?

Where can I find a mastectomy bra?

Specialty store: There are bra specialty store that do fittings. The american cancer society has resources. Nordstrom 's has products as well. Your oncology team or navigator should be able to provide you with local resources. ...Read more

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Can there be any attractive mastectomy bras?

Absolutely - YES: Encourage you to go to a bra specialty shop - where you will receive professional help to select the right bra and to fit it properly. ...Read more

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Could bras exist for women who have had a mastectomy?

Could bras exist for women who have had a mastectomy?

Yes: There are post mastectomy bras. Would encourage you to go in person to a specialty bra store. Up to 85% of american women are wearing incorrect bra size. The professionals at a specialty bra store can ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your needs. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. It is worth the effort. ...Read more

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What's a good website to get bra for post mastectomy?

What's a good website to get bra for post mastectomy?

Rather than just: Ordering on-line, would encourage you to go in person to a specialty bra store. Up to 85% of american women are wearing incorrect bra size. The professionals at a specialty bra stored can ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your need. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. If is worth the effort. ...Read more

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How is a mastectomy bra different from a normal rock?

Softer: It depends on the price range but the new external prosthesis are markedly softer than before and form fitting for a total or to fill in the gaps after a partial mastectomy or radiation effect. ...Read more

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What should I need to know about buying a mastectomy bra?

Get fitted: See a prosthetics specialist to be measured and fitted so the bra looks even when worn. Your surgeon should be able to suggest some one you could see. ...Read more

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How early after a double mastectomy can I start wearing a mastectomy bra?

How early after a double mastectomy can I start wearing a mastectomy bra?

Once wound heals: May take 3 wks , in some may take longer speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of bra should a woman wear after double mastectomy?

Can you tell me what kind of bra should a woman wear after double mastectomy?

Double mastectomy: Bra , containing two external silicone prosthesis if opted not to under go reconstruction., usually can get it with rx from your doctor , most of the time will be covered by insurance ...Read more

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Where to buy bra for post mastectomy patient?

After a mastectomy: Would encourage you to go in person to a specialty bra store. The professionals at a specialty bra store can ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your need. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. There are many comfortable ; attractive mastectomy bras. It is worth the effort. ...Read more

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Where can a post mastectomy patient find a bra?

Many options: It is best to join a local support group if possible. If privacy is a concern, online options are available. Your doctor will keep matters confidential - a good resource not to be overlooked. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where can I purchase a mastectomy bra?

There are bra: Specialty stores that can help you to find the optimum bra for you as well as teaching you how to wear it. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do I need to know about buying a mastectomy bra?

Need doctor's help! what do I need to know about buying a mastectomy bra?

Speak to: Your doctor , ( surgeon ) will rx one and direct you to the surgical supply out fits where , will measure you and give silicone prothesis with bra. Most of the time your insurance allows you to have one , every year . Good luck. ...Read more

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If I am advised to have a mastectomy, what are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction?

If I am advised to have a mastectomy, what are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction?

Immediate breast rec: The benefits of immediate reconstruction include the amount of skin available to cover a flap, or implants, the reduced number of surgeries, the psychological benefit, and perhaps, superior cosmetics. The downside is a higher risk of complications, and possible changes in therapy, such as radiation, based on the final pathology, that may affect the quality of the reconstruction. ...Read more

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My mother has stage 4 rare breast cancer, just got double mastectomy, i've read about the incredible benefits of coq10, input?

My mother has stage 4 rare breast cancer, just got double mastectomy, i've read about the incredible benefits of coq10, input?

Be careful: Coq10 benefits for treating cancer are low. The data and research have been with chemotherapy or hormone therapy based on the hormone receptor status of the tumor. Using coq10 with chemotherapy not a lot of data. This should be discussed with her oncologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the risks of a double mastectomy?

Same as 1 side: I highly encourage you to have this discussion with your surgeon. He or she will discuss the risks and benefits (if they do not--request it). The risks for mastectomy depend on the type of mastectomy and if reconstruction is involved. In general for all surgeries, the risks are bleeding, infection, pain and possible lymphedema. For more specifics, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a voluntary double mastectomy at fifteen?

What are the risks of a voluntary double mastectomy at fifteen?

Why ?: First 15 old can not give consent for any surgery , even if some one volunteers for a bilateral mastectomy no surgeon will perform such surgery with out indication.. ...Read more

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What is mastectomy like?

Unpleasant: Mastectomy is done for tumors of the breast. It is not something looked forward to. The result depends upon the extent of the tumor, adjacent spread and the need for chemotherapy and radiation. Unless there is reconstruction, it leaves a flat covering of skin where there used to be protrusion. Most have simultaneous reconstruction which can be very cosmetically helpful. ...Read more

Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more