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...]
I am a un-lateral breast cancer customer. I have been wearing several pocket bras over the last 20 years of my life. I also have tried the off the shelve self-adhesive prosthetics and those did not work for me. It felt clammy and uncomfortable. I had met the contour med representative before I had decided to try their products. The representative was very nice and not a pushy sales representative. She encouraged me to try the product. With the insurance I had it was a billable code. So after 6 months I decided to try it. When my custom arrived and I put it on oh WOW!!! It felt like I had a breast—it was a part of me. It is hard to explain to anyone who hasn’t gone through what I went through in losing a breast. I wear it all the time. Great projection and comfort. I am also a prototype for the newest custom call a new silk breast form. I get to test it and find any faults if any are there. Well of course I was so excited—I tried the silk for about a couple of weeks. This is my findings so far—(remembered this prosthetic is in production and won’t be ready for at least a year) I am a work horse in my prosthetics—it has to be able to with stand yard work. (Mulching, raking etc.) All day wear fitting, bending, lifting and reaching. It also has to be versatile meaning being able to wear in an underwire and non-underwire bra. After a couple of weeks it has to tear and break down even though I truly love this one even better than my original one and due to the cost it has to last me for over 2 years. So back in the production line. That is okay because I am here for all of the breast cancer patients who has lost their breast and looking for other options to be your representative. I love the contour med custom breast prosthetics and I am excited about the new silk breast form that is upcoming and I would give the company a star 4 (out of 5). That is because the findings that I found in the newest form.
Great Job Contour Med for continuing your goal in helping us out!!!!