After a mastectomy or lumpectomy, what do you need to know about breast reconstruction surgery? While preparing to have a mastectomy, your doctor will likely talk with you about your options for post-mastectomy reconstruction. There are two types of breast reconstruction surgery. In the first, an artificial breast implant is used. This is known as implant reconstruction. Alternatively, autologous reconstruction involves using your own body tissue to reconstruct your breasts. A plastic surgeon … [Read more...]
As a breast cancer survivor and owner of a woman’s boutique, I am very aware of all of the options available to women who chose not to have reconstruction or have a failed reconstruction. I’ve been wearing custom breast forms for two years and I’m delighted with my Virage breast forms from ContourMed. The feel is natural and comfortable for me. My clothes fit great. I love the light weight of the Virage although I do look forward to trying the new Naturel forms which would allow me to add some natural weight to the forms. As someone who enjoys water activities the Virage breast forms are great for swimming. These forms are very wearer friendly and the care and maintenance is simple.