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After Mastectomy - Breast Prosthesis Gives Shape And Balance To The Chest

May 20, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 151

Having been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may be advised to undergo mastectomy. This procedure involves the removal of the whole breast. This is advised in order to remove the cancer cells in the breast; your ailment is in advance stage. Mastectomy prevents the continuous growth of cancer cells that may spread in other parts of the body like armpit and chest.

After mastectomy, the wound heals. The physical pain is gone but physical recovery is only a part of the painful experience. Emotional recovery is more agonizing. Why would it not be? Is there any woman who would not feel the grave sense of grief when she loses a breast?

After mastectomy, you lose balance and posture. One of the recommended solutions is breast prosthesis. You may find wearing prosthesis a big help as this makes you feel and look better after losing a beast. Though this will not really take the place of the lost asset, still this will give a better shape when you put your clothes on.

So - what is breast prosthesis? This is an artificial breast that you wear inside your bra to give balance to your chest. The prosthesis is designed to match the color, size and shape of the remaining breast. In fact this is meticulously weighed in order for this to move and feel like the other breast. Wearing this prosthesis, people who do not know of your mastectomy will not be able to tell that you are wearing one.

There are four types of prosthesis - temporary, permanent, partial and lightweight breast form. The temporary prosthesis is light and soft which is worn for the first six weeks after surgery. The permanent type is properly weighed to fit and match your remaining breast. The partial prosthesis, also called shaper, bra booster or shell prosthesis, is worn by a woman who had undergone breast conserving surgery. A lightweight breast form is a special kind of prosthesis that is designed to be worn inside your swim suit.

There are different ways to wear your prosthesis. You can have a bra with pocket, similar to a nursing bra, where you can put the artificial breast in place. There are also mastectomy bras for this purpose. Or - you can improvise your mastectomy bra by a sewing pocket into your normal bra. And there are other women who opt for self-adhesive prosthesis which are attached to the chest by using special glue.

After undergoing your mastectomy, you will need the prosthesis to provide balance to the chest area of your body. It is best to have your prosthesis fitted by a professional prosthesis fitter. Choosing the right artificial breast will involve several factors. These considerations are the type of surgery, the body shape, the cost and your individual choice or preference.

Felicitas Ramos is writing articles as a hobby and she writes on different niche. She is in her 4th year of battle with Stage 2-A breast cancer. Read more about breast cancer by visiting her site http://healhandfitnesstoday.blogspot.com/

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