Of course, we can. A lot of women have had breasts that are unevenly developed, have been biopsied, have had cysts removed, explantation of breast implants, injury, lumpectomy or partial mastectomies. Whatever the need may be we are here for you.
What can I do when I need to wear a bathing suit or sport bra for exercise?SSwebsITes212021-06-02T18:24:25+00:00
You will need to wear a pocketed bathing suit or sport bra to ensure that the prosthesis(es) is/are secure on the chest wall and not take the risk of falling out. Mastectomy boutiques usually have these items however, if you do not have access to them you can always have a seamstress sew a pocket into a bathing suit as long as it does not compromise the shape and integrity of the prosthesis(es).
Why does a pocketed bra look so big?SSwebsITes212021-06-02T18:23:02+00:00
A Custom Breast Prosthesis is for anyone following a breast surgery, and that has completed radiation. The time frame for beginning the scan process is at least 6 months after either or both of these procedures have been completed.
What can I do after lumpectomy or reconstruction if I am not balanced or even on both sides?SSwebsITes212021-06-02T18:20:38+00:00
If you have an attachable breast prosthesis(es) or custom-made prosthesis(es) then yes you may wear your own bras. It is not recommended that you wear off-the-shelf prosthesis(es) without a pocketed bra for risk of the form falling out and being lost or damaged.
When can I get fit for an external breast prosthesis?SSwebsITes212021-06-02T18:17:41+00:00
Recommendation for your first fitting following surgery is a minimum of 3-6 weeks. This allows the body time to heal, sensitivity to minimize, swelling to dissipate and sutures to dissolve. For some it may take a little longer.
How long will my wig last?SSwebsITes212021-08-09T19:30:38+00:00
There are a lot of variables when It comes to this question. Quality, type of hair, length, how often it is worn, how it is taken care of. If human–is it being chemically treated or how often are hot tools being used etc. Typically your wig should last 6 to 48 months dependent upon some of these.
What if my wig does not fit my head?SSwebsITes212021-08-09T19:50:00+00:00
Some wigs come pre sized in petite, average or large. However you may have the option to get a wig or hairpiece custom made with your specific measurements. If these are not options make sure you go to a boutique that can customize the piece base (if that is an option) or custom fit the cap of the wig.
How does my wig stay on?SSwebsITes212021-08-09T19:31:54+00:00
There are many ways to secure your wig. Most important is checking the proper fitting around the perimeter as well as the cap itself. There are also wig caps, silicone, hair grippers, hair clips and double sided tape (depending on the wig/hair piece and current hair situation).
When will I lose my hair?SSwebsITes212021-08-09T19:34:23+00:00
It is usually dependent upon the type of chemotherapy, how often treatments are and the dosage. It can be challenging tp predict because everyone responds differently. Typically the “shedding” phase of hair loss may begin 10-14 days following your first treatment and accelerate daily.
How long until my hair comes back or will I need my wig?SSwebsITes212021-08-23T11:30:02+00:00
The hair follicle has gone dormant and usually takes a few weeks for regrowth to begin after treatment has ended. Typically new growth is seen 1-2 months later. Dependent upon hair length desired. Most often wigs are worn 9-18 months.
What is the difference between wig hair types?SSwebsITes212021-08-06T00:45:19+00:00
There are 4 basic types of hair fibers. Allure, Mod acrylic or kenekalon fibers are non-natural fibers. The hair is preprogrammed and the style returns upon washing. HD or Heat Defiant are still a non-natural fiber but allows a curling or flat iron to be used with a low heat setting. Kenekalon fiber with human hair blend behaves much like the HD but has a more realistic look, feel and movement. Finally, there is human hair. Not all are equal. You may alter the styles with heat, color or chemical processes but it depends of the hair quality and type.
How do I care for my wig?SSwebsITes212021-06-02T18:10:44+00:00