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Post-Mastectomy Treatment Information
Our post-mastectomy services include:
- Compression garments. After breast surgery, you may experience swelling in your torso or arm. Compression garments fit snugly to limit fluid buildup, reduce discomfort and stabilize the surgical area as you heal. We provide a wide range of vests, bras and camisoles to assist in your recovery. Many products include drain pouches and pockets. Additionally, compression garments often feature light prostheses or padding for a balanced appearance. You wear compression garments 24 hours a day for several weeks after surgery. We also offer specialized items such as post-mastectomy swimwear and pajamas.
- Prostheses. One option after a mastectomy is a breast prosthesis (artificial breast form). There are several types of prosthetics, which can be made of silicone, foam or other materials. Some prostheses stick to your skin, while others fit into a special mastectomy bra. You can typically be fitted for a prosthesis four to eight weeks after surgery. The prosthesis helps you look the same in your clothes as you did before surgery. Other benefits include balancing your posture, keeping your bra from riding up and preventing shoulder drop and curvature of the spine.
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Post-Mastectomy Support Services
More information on post-mastectomy services is available from these organizations:
A Sampling of Post-Mastectomy Support Services
The American Society of Clinical Oncology offers patient-friendly information on many cancer topics, including choosing a prosthesis after breast surgery.
This nonprofit group provides an overview of mastectomy, including the recovery period.
Susan G. Komen
This nonprofit organization dedicated to breast cancer education, research and advocacy explains what to expect before, during and after a mastectomy.