October 29, 2018
Mastectomy bras are usually prescribed to women who have had a mastectomy after a diagnosis of breast cancer. When making the choice to get a mastectomy bra, there are a few things to expect and here they are.
There is no doubt that a cancer diagnosis can be filled with stress and anxiety. With all the different choices women with mastectomies have nowadays, things can get confusing. When a woman makes a decision to decline breast reconstruction, she needs to know what her other choices are. Women need a place to go where they can get simplified mastectomy bra information that everyone can understand, including how to be fitted for a mastectomy bra and where to have this done.
By the time you have healed from your mastectomy, hopefully, you have had an opportunity to think about what would best suit your lifestyle. Your doctor may recommend different ideas for you to consider. A mastectomy bra is comfortable, designed just for you, and best of all, there are no invasive treatments.
How a Custom Mastectomy Bra from Horton’s Orthotics and Prosthesis can Benefit you
Women facing the decision of whether to get reconstructive surgery or not have a huge choice to make. There are risks involved in reconstructive surgery that could be fatal. It’s good to know that there are other options. Some have tried bra inserts and found them to be difficult; many women have tried bra forms and love them. Some bra forms are made out of silicone, which lasts for several years. Others are made from softer fabrics for healing and sleeping. They are much easier to deal with than bra inserts.
What to Expect During your Mastectomy Bra FItting
During your mastectomy bra fitting, you will have a private consultation with a specialist in bra forms. It takes about an hour to get all the fitting just right and to answer the plethora of questions you will have. This is not a “one size fits all” approach; as all surgeries are different, all fittings will be unique as well. When done right, no one will know you have a bra form on. You can swim, sleep, or do pretty much anything else you want to do with them on. It is important to have them fitted properly in order to prevent back strain. That means you should have one custom fitted. Your size is different after undergoing a mastectomy. It should also be checked at least once a year after your initial appointment and be refitted if need be.
The costs vary from place to place; you will need to check to see how much it will be. Sometimes your insurance will cover a portion; you will have to look into that with your insurance. If you are going to go through your insurance, you will need a prescription from your doctor. Your doctor will provide places to have this prescription filled. You can bring this with you to your appointment, or we can do it for you when you are here for your consultation.
If you are in need of a mastectomy bra fitting and want the best in Arkansas, please call Horton’s Orthotic and at (501) 683-8889. We will be happy to schedule you an appointment with our experienced fitters.