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Prior to surgery, a consultation will help you make certain decisions regarding the surgery you are facing. You may find that a post-surgery garment will provide comfort and protection. Sisters will offer several styles and options for this phase of healing.
Up to six weeks following surgery, patients may be easing back into activities and benefit from a soft cotton leisure bra. A wide selection of bras are available to assist in the healing process.
More than six weeks after surgery, patients are getting back into their normal activities and may be ready for breast forms and bras. Throughout this phase, it may be necessary to have multiple fittings if breasts are off-balance due to reconstruction or weight changes. We have items available for you, whether you have had a lumpectomy or a partial mastectomy.
There are many types of bras and breast forms to choose from. Phase of recovery, physician recommendations/prescriptions, and personal preferences will guide your selection.
Bras and Camisoles
Costs and Insurance
Insurance often covers post-surgery garments with a prescription from your doctor. Deductibles and coinsurance may apply.
Patients should check with their insurance carrier to find out what their benefits are to ensure how many prosthetics/bras they are allowed (covered by their insurance plan) each year. The number of breast prosthetics (forms) covered each year will be determined by your insurance provider. Patients should also inquire with insurance about deductible and co-pay amounts prior to being fitted to be aware of any out of pocket expenses.
A common side effect of chemotherapy is hair loss. We offer a wide variety of items to help you feel comfortable. These include turbans, scarves, hats and wigs. We offer a nice selection of wigs by Raquel Welch and Gabor. A licensed cosmetologist is on staff to assit with your fitting. Wigs are provided through American Cancer Society for ladies experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment at no charge.