Around 70 percent of women in several countries undergo breast-conserving surgery called a lumpectomy. It is a surgery to remove abnormal tissue or breast cancer from the breast(s). After a lumpectomy, most women opt to wear a partial prosthesis or firm balancing shapers.
Likewise, women with different breast sizes (or those struggling with asymmetry) after a lumpectomy also need to wear shapers.
Women with small tumors removed are not even informed about shapers or partial prostheses, as the breast size difference is very small. But, someone who undergoes a unilateral mastectomy or lumpectomy often has a major breast size difference.
It is because one breast becomes smaller or may be removed during the surgery. So, women may start feeling uncomfortable and lack confidence due to asymmetry. That’s where Pink Ribbon’s shapers, that can be used for a lumpectomy or reconstruction, come into play.
Thanks to shapers, women can feel better about themselves and live a normal life like before. While breast implants are one option, they lack the natural curvature of breasts. For instance, silicone implants are flat at the front.
Due to this, the implanted breasts may not fit perfectly in a bra cup. But, after lumpectomy and radiation procedures, women need something to make them feel the symmetry that their bodies previously had.
Generally, after surgery and radiation, the affected breast may have some swelling for a while. So, a patient may not feel the need for a partial prosthesis. However, after the swelling goes down, the difference is clearly visible. That is when a patient has to look for the right shaper to fit the affected breast.
Breast shapers by Pink Ribbon are well designed for women who require fullness to have better bra symmetry. We have the right product for women who have recently had breast-conserving surgery and want to attain even shape after reconstruction.
The lumpectomy shapers are beneficial for women:
Here are some notable benefits of choosing shapers after a lumpectomy procedure:
There are various types of breast prosthesis and each product has a significant role at various times:
Maintenance and care for lumpectomy shapers often depend on their material. Typically, silicone needs maximum consideration for care and maintenance. One can hand wash their silicone prosthesis to keep them clean. But, make sure not to wear them in a hot tub or swimming pool. These conditions could cause the breakdown of silicone material while making them feel stickier and thinner.
On the other hand, non-silicone materials need less maintenance. The good thing is, that women can wear it even in hot tubs or in swimming pools. These are also easier to clean in a washing machine.
For better maintenance and care tips, women need to follow instructions from healthcare professionals, fitters, or instructions given on the packaging. Such instructions are likely to make shapers or partial prostheses last longer.
At Pink Ribbon, we offer various types of lumpectomy shapers, prostheses, and mastectomy bras. Each product is characterized by superior quality standards. We offer personalized, discreet, and professional fittings to ensure the survivors of breast cancer feel safe and secure while wearing our prostheses.
We provide a range of products, such as post-surgical camisoles, lymphedema sleeves, breast forms, and more.
We have certified professional fitters with Board for Certification (BOC). We assure superior quality prosthesis to provide the feel of natural breasts. Our professionals ensure maximum comfort and complete freedom of movement for the wearer.
These are all the characteristics that make our prosthesis and shapers unique yet practical for the wearers. We specialize in offering a personalized range of shapers/prosthesis to cater to the needs of breast cancer survivors.
Interested in premium quality prosthesis after a lumpectomy and radiation? Check out our prosthesis collection and find the right product for yourself. Or, get in touch with our fitters for a customized product.