Step 2 {after your surgery}

So now our journey begins!  Surgery is over & you’re waiting for your results.

Right now you’re probably on autopilot trying to function and appear normal while your head is still spinning with all the unanswered questions and scenarios.

Our next step is to provide you with knowledge about products & garments that will assist you from here on in.

If you didn’t see us prior to surgery, that’s okay.  We have two types of products for you to start with.

1st Type of Products – These are post recovery garments

Post Recovery Camisole with Drainage

-this garment can be used after either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy
-it comes with a little pouch for a drainage tube & can be removed once you drain has been taken out
-front zipper & front fastening elastic straps
-the soft soothing fabric is infused with Vitamin E and aloe.  The material is 89% soft cotton & 11 % Lycra Spandex fabric & offers a snug but non-restrictive fit.  The smooth interior side seams help with comfort to sensitive skin.
-it also comes with 2 fibre filled breast prosthesis (that can be adjusted to your size) to fill in the area created by surgery
-this garment can be worn for the 4-6 months following your surgery/treatment
-available in White

 

Post Recovery Compression Garments

Patricia Bra

  • for immediate use following: Mastectomy, lumpectomy, reconstruction, augmentation, reduction, any other procedures requiring light compression
  • a light compression garment made with a brushed, plush-feeling Naturex blend fabric – a high performance fabric that whisks moisture away from the body and dissipates body heat
  • the fabric offers a 2-way stretch for ultimate comfort
  • the zip-front closure allows for ease in dressing and locks firmly in place
  • a back vent features flat seams to reduce irritation against your body
  • only available in white

Compression Belt

  • recommended for use with the Patricia compression bra but can be used with any bra or bandage
  • for best results have the compression belt fitted before surgery
  • anatomically shaped with stretchable strong material for optimal fit & compression of upper breast area
  • optimal compression under the arm supports the healing process through improved lymph drainage

 

 

2nd Type of Product

Theraport Post Surgical Bra

  • this bra was designed for those women undergoing radiation treatment
  • the material is soft with a wide under band & shoulder straps
  • this seamless soft cotton garment features Velcro front closure & Velcro straps allowing for easy access to treatment areas without fully undressing
  • pouches can also be added for drainage tubes
  • only available in white

 

Bauerfeind Arm Compression JUST CALL US Health SolutionsWe also specialize in the measuring & fitting of compression arm sleeves for lymphoedema.  If you feel you have swelling in your arm please let your health team know and they will further investigate it.

We are here to help make this part of your health journey as easy as possible by providing these basic garments.

For further information contact Carol Lynn at (902) 229-8843

NOTE: It’s recommended that you wait 4-6 months following your surgery/treatment before you are fitted with your first prosthesis.  The reason being your skin/scar needs to completely heal so that it isn’t sensitive to touch & pressure.