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I have had reconstructive surgery and my breasts are not even. How can I get a more balanced look?
We have prosthetic shapers that will add balance to the reconstructed breast for symmetry.
 
What do I wear home after a mastectomy?
Post-surgical bras have a removable drain pouch that will allow you to recover from your surgery. We also carry a fiberfill prosthesis which are lightweight enough that you can wear immediately after surgery with a bra or even with a cami.
 
Do I wear my silicone prosthesis in the pool, ocean, and lake?
We carry swim forms that are designed to allow the water to free flow from the hollowed out form to avoid the form riding up while you are taking a dip.
 
What if I don’t want to wear a mastectomy bra?
We have alternative prostheses that are attachable to allow you to wear any bra of your choice.
 
I have lymphedema in my chest wall, how can I wear a prosthesis?
We have special prosthesis for those affected by lymphedema. This prosthesis is made to massage the chest wall and move the built up lymphatic fluid during the day. They also have cooling technology that allows for extra comfort and breathability.
 
Am I at risk for lymphedema after breast cancer treatment?
You may be at risk for lymphedema post breast cancer treatment. Although there is no cure for lymphedema, with early intervention and proper treatment, the condition can be controlled and minimized, allowing the individual to lead a full and normal life. It is recommended to work with a certified lymphedema specialist to create a tailored plan to treat and manage your lymphedema. We have several certified lymphedema specialists on our Ricky Knowles Hair & Wellness team. Our therapists will work with you to address any problem areas and our certified compression garment fitters can create custom compression wear to help you improve your condition and mobility.
 
After surgery, do I need a special skin care regimen?
In order to prevent dryness and sensitivity, you will need to adopt a deep moisturizing skin care regimen. We are only one of a few wellness centers who carry a special line of moisturizing skin creams made specifically for breast cancer treatment patients. Incorporating a good moisturizing skin care routine will also help facilitate your tissue recovery after breast cancer surgery or even radiation.

 

 

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