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Women Lead Wonderful Lives After Mastectomy With Aid Of Breast Prosthesis
With the introduction of yearly mammograms, breast cancer awareness campaigns and proper diet education, more and more women are avoiding breast cancer. However, if breast cancer does develop, the survival rate is above 90 percent.
Most women lead perfectly normal lives after treatment. With the help of a full-service breast prosthesis boutique, post-mastectomy patients can still feel comfortable and go throughout their daily activities with confidence about their appearance.
LeTourneau Prosthetics is prepared to assist women in recovering from mastectomy. Besides making women feel good about themselves, the certified fitters can answer any questions that a woman might have about breast prostheses.
A mastectomy patient should receive direction from her physician to be fitted with a prosthesis anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks after surgery. Manufacturers have made so many improvements to prostheses and prosthetic bras in the last few years. Many breast forms, due to advanced materials, are lighter in weight than they used to be. They give women a natural look, feel and confidence they need. The lighter weight can make it easier to balance the prosthesis.
Because the symmetry of a woman’s body can be disrupted after mastectomy, LeTourneau takes special care in balancing the breast form to mimic the size and weight of the opposite breast. An improperly fitted breast prosthesis can cause drooping of the shoulder on the prosthetic side. This in turn can cause shoulder, back and neck pain. By carefully examining the width, projection and weight of the healthy breast, a natural balance can be achieved that is comfortable. Many breast forms will warm to the temperature of a woman’s body, adding more comfort.
Line of Mastectomy Products LeTourneau Prosthetics Offers
LeTourneau Prosthetics can also fit prostheses after lumpectomy. The removal of cancerous tissue may cause a noticeable size difference. A prosthesis may help balance this slight variance in size and provide peace of mind about one’s appearance.
As for style, LeTourneau Prosthetics carries a full line of European lingerie, remembering that a woman’s femininity is as important as a proper and comfortable fit. No matter what your age or condition, they can find a prosthetic bra that fits your personality and goals.
The American Cancer Society suggests every woman receive a yearly mammogram after age 40. While more than 180,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, 80 percent opt to be fitted with breast prostheses.
LeTourneau Prosthetics offers free home fittings and handles all insurance paperwork and billing.
Please call LeTourneau Prosthetics today at 409-832-5005 or visit us on the Internet at contact us via email. Your initial consultation is free.