Jellyfish Swimform

Are you just waiting to jump into the pool or lake? Is your heavy swimform holding you back? We have heard from ladies like yourself that the heavu swimforms of the past can make your swimsuit sag! Who needs that? We have created the Jellyfish Swimform to solve those problems. 

The Jellyfish is a lightweight breastform designed for use in the water. The Jellyfish Swimform is made to be worn in a pocketed swimsuit. A pocket can be added to your favourite suit or you may want to buy a suit that already has pockets. The Jellyfish is not heavy and will not make your swimsuit sag. Water flows in and out freely and will drain naturally when you get out of the water. The Jellyfish is perfect for swimming in a salt water or chlorinated pool, lakes, the ocean, or a hot tub. The Jellyfish swimform is easy to care for; just rinse well after each use. The Jellyfish dries quickly and is fully adjustable to get the perfect shape.

So grab your favourite swimsuit and jump in!

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

We know how important it is to have access to information. There is a lot of misleading and inaccurate information on the internet, and it can be overwhelming when you’re looking for answers. Our goal is to provide trustworthy sources for our readers. We try to verify our sources so you only get the most accurate information about breast cancer rehabilitation. 

Always check with your healthcare provider if you have a specific problem or treatment-related issue. Below you will find a good overview describing common breast cancer treatments. Our lightweight breast prosthetics are included as a good option to restore your figure without surgery following a breast cancer diagnosis.

http://www.wrha.mb.ca/bhc/files/TranscriptAfterOncologyTreatmentSupport.pdf 

What colour is your breastform?

“My breastform doesn’t show so why does it matter what colour it is?”

The colour and appearance of your breast prosthesis is directly related to wearing compliance and the ease in which you can integrate your prosthesis into your body image. Ideally, your breastform should become a part of you; a part of your everyday life. It is much harder if your prosthesis is ugly or is the wrong colour.

That’s why Bressanté prosthetics are made to look like breasts with areola/nipple detail and a variety of skin tone colours.

All women should have a breastform that matches their skin tone as closely as possible. If you wish to wear a lacy or sheer bra, it should not be a problem. Your Bressanté breastform won’t show.

Even more importantly, you see your breast prosthesis every day. It should look as close to a natural breast as possible, making you feel confident and comfortable.

What to do while you wait for reconstruction…

 

What to do while you wait for reconstruction…

Waiting lists for breast reconstruction surgery can be long and there is no guarantee that you will have the surgery as scheduled. So many unexpected things can happen.

So what is a gal to do? You are feeling fine and you want to go out, get back to work or socialise. You just aren’t feeling very confident about your shape.

Guess what? You can wear a Bressanté breastform while you wait! Bressanté breastforms are soft, lightweight and comfortable. They are also fully adjustable so you can get the perfect fit whether you have had a lumpectomy or mastectomy. You can wear your existing wardrobe and you can get back to feeling like yourself really quickly. Whether it’s for a short time or a long time, wearing a Bressanté breastform is an option you should explore at www.shopprosthetics.com

Wardrobe Hacks After Mastectomy/Lumpectomy

Adapting your wardrobe after dealing with breast cancer can be challenging. Breast cancer treatment often leads to body changes such as weight loss or gain, loss of part or all of the breast or the loss of both breasts. As time goes by your body structure may shift and the way your muscles work will change. It’s a whole new world in terms of finding clothes that fit, flatter and make you feel good.

It is important to know that you don’t need to get rid of your existing wardrobe so don’t go and donate or throw away just yet. Here is a list of top 10 tips for adjusting your wardrobe to you can regain your confidence and feel like yourself again!

  1. Take some time to try things on; do this when you aren’t rushed or pressured. Have good lighting and a mirror available.
  2. Divide your clothes into 3 piles; Keep, Adjust or Repair & Say Goodbye
  3. The Keep and Adjust piles should be clothing that you really like, in fact only those outfits you can’t live without. Most of us have too much in our closets; now is a good time to discover the good and get rid of the clutter.
  4. Find a seamstress if you don’t sew. Even if you do sew a seamstress can guide you and help you identify what changes are needed to make a garment fit properly.
  5. Make sure your bra fits properly and your breast prosthesis restores symmetry and feels comfortable. Our Bressanté breast prostheses will do that for you because they are lightweight, soft and ADJUSTABLE. So important!
  6. Invite a friend with an eye for fashion to help you. Ask for his or her honest opinion about how an outfit looks. We are usually too critical about ourselves and the way we look. If the outfit doesn’t flatter or is uncomfortable you know what to do; say goodbye.
  7. With some minor alterations, your clothing can work for you. Consider where the garment is being worn and what you will be doing. Alterations may be different for evening wear as opposed to workout wear.
  8. Don’t sacrifice your personal style because you are self-conscious. There is probably a way to alter a favourite garment so you can enjoy wearing it again.
  9. Once you have purged, altered and feel good about your choices; buy something new. Outlet stores, second hand shops and swapping with friends are good ways to add something special to your wardrobe.
  10. Have fun dressing your new body. When you feel good about yourself it shows. Remember you have been through a lot. Be gentle and walk tall; you are awesome!

We have a pinterest page with FASHION INSPIRATION for women who have had a mastectomy. Check it out here and see some examples of what you will find below!

Benefits of Wearing a Bressanté breastform

Benefits of Wearing a Bressanté breastform:

  • No pain/complications that may be associated with reconstruction surgery; you will be super comfortable.
  • Clothing will fit better; symmetry is restored
  • You will look & feel more like yourself
  • You can use your existing wardrobe; less costly
  • A soft, lightweight Bressanté breastform will protect your sensitive chest.
  • Our breastforms are completely adjustable to get the perfect fit.

How long after a mastectomy/lumpectomy should I wait to wear a breastform?

This is a personal decision and is different for everyone. Women are often advised to wait 3 months after surgery before being fit with a breastform.

Most women need not wait that long. If your incision is well healed and you can comfortably wear a bra then you can be fit with a Bressanté breastform. Our breastforms are adjustable, lightweight and soft so it is perfectly safe to go for a personal fitting or to order your Bressante breastform online at www.shopprosthetics.com

Dr. Jen Gunter Speaks Out Against Misinformation About Women’s Health

JUSTIN SAMANSKI-LANGILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
California-based doctor Jen Gunter poses Friday in her hotel lobby. Gunter is fighting medical quackery and pseudo-science in her spare time.
170811 – Friday, August 11, 2017.

 

The internet is a vast world of information. Sometimes it can be a challenge to sift through all of the false information to find the truth. Dr. Jen Gunter is one woman putting true, fact-based information out there about women’s health that we can feel certain is coming from an expert. She is a Winnipeg-raised obstetrician-gynecologist who has often spoken out against Gwyneth Paltrow’s website Goop, where Paltrow shares information and sells women’s health items such as a $55-66 jade egg for “vaginal cleansing”.

Read the Winnipeg Free Press article here.

 

 

 

Post-mastectomy fashion: 5 things I wish I’d known before my mastectomy

This article is from anaono.com check them out!

 

You were prepared for your treatment. You were prepared for your surgery. You read everything you could get your hands on when you were diagnosed with cancer. But nothing prepares you for the day when the post-mastectomy haze clears and you are standing at the mirror, wrapped up like a mummy, convinced the doctors accidentally stitched an elephant to your chest.

You blink at your new body and try to wiggle out of the robe that has become your go-to outfit of choice. Then you stare into your closet. This is not like those pre-cancer days of sighing about not having anything to wear; this is real. As you rack your brain, you realize there wasn’t anything in your research that talked about living life after the mastectomy.

But don’t worry, because I’ve been there. Many of us have. And we’re happy to share all the things we wish we’d known when it was time to ditch the flannel and start dressing like a woman again.

The first thing I noticed post-mastectomy and reconstruction was traditional lingerie no longer fit me. I had no idea putting something as simple as a bra on would be so challenging. I would say I wish I’d known that ahead of time, but in hindsight, not knowing is what put me in a position to change the lives of others and start dressing women after cancer with my lingerie line, AnaOno. Now I get to listen to a lot of women talking about their challenges after a mastectomy, and I know I am not the only one. And neither are you.

Read the rest of the article here.

Breast Changes: What is Normal?

We all know to regularly check our breasts for odd or new changes, as they can be a sign of something much more serious.

Most women have changes in their breasts during their lifetime. Many of these changes are caused by hormones or can be caused by the normal ageing process. Most of these changes are not cancer; they are called benign changes. However, if you notice a breast change and you have suspicions or are uncertain, don’t wait until your next mammogram. Make an appointment to get it checked.

  • Young women who have not gone through menopause often have more dense tissue in their breasts. The Dense tissue has more glandular and connective tissue and less fat tissue. This kind of tissue makes mammograms harder to interpret–because both dense tissue and tumours show up as solid white areas on x-ray images. Breast tissue gets less dense as women get older.
  • Before or during your menstrual periods, your breasts may feel swollen, tender, or painful. You may also feel one or more lumps during this time because of extra fluid in your breasts. These changes usually go away by the end of your menstrual cycle. Because some lumps are caused by normal hormone changes, your healthcare provider may have you come back for a return visit, at a different time in your menstrual cycle.
  • During pregnancy, your breasts may feel lumpy. This is usually because the glands that produce milk are increasing in number and getting larger.
  • While breastfeeding, you may get a condition called mastitis. This happens when a milk duct becomes blocked. Mastitis causes the breast to look red and feel lumpy, warm, and tender. It may be caused by an infection and it is often treated with antibiotics. Sometimes the duct may need to be drained. If the redness or mastitis does not go away with treatment, call your health care provider.
  • As you approach menopause, your menstrual periods may come less often. Your hormone levels also change. This can make your breasts feel tender, even when you are not having your menstrual period. Your breasts may also feel lumpier than they did before.
  • If you are taking hormones (such as menopausal hormone therapy, birth control pills, or injections) your breasts may become denser. This can make a mammogram harder to interpret. Be sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are taking hormones.
  • When you stop having menstrual periods (menopause), your hormone levels drop, and your breast tissue becomes less dense and fattier. You may stop having any lumps, pain, or nipple discharge that you used to have. And because your breast tissue is less dense, mammograms may be easier to interpret.

To read more, click on the link below!

https://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/understanding-breast-changes