TYTEX MADE MY POST SURGICAL BREAST CANCER LIFE MORE BEARABLE
My name is Denise. I have breast cancer. Tytex has made my post surgical life more bearable. I was given a Carefix bra for support before my first surgery. I am rather large chested and was used to wearing a much more flimsy undergarment. The Carefix Sophia and Lisa bras gave me actual support and improved my posture.
I also have back problems that cause me considerable pain. The support helped with that too. So when I was later told to get “compression bras” due to a side effect that caused lymphedema, I thought right away of Tytex. I found them on the net after an exhaustive search locally. I was looking for a compression bra that would support 2 different cup sizes (ed.: due to swelling) and Tytex sent me the Sophia and the Lisa to help support the smaller breast while letting the larger breast have more room. It was amazing! Not only was the symmetry better, but I was actually supported on both sides. Thank you Tytex!
The Sophia was a wonderful garment which fit very snuggly (ed.: as compression bras are supposed to do, which as you can imagine can become more uncomfortable as the day progresses) but due to the special fabric that it is made of, this actually became more comfortable after about 15-20 minutes!
The one I like best for my situation is the Lisa. Due to the significant difference in cup sizes and the swelling next to the breast under the armpit it seems more comfortable to me, while getting the support and compression that I have to have. My O.T. (ed.: Occupational Therapist) likes the Sophia better. As a lymphedema specialist, she likes the tight fit better. She highly approves of the Lisa as well, however. I have noticed a greater looking symmetry with the Carefix Lisa and the Carefix Sophia. Now this is just me, but as any cancer patient knows, everyone is different. Boy is that an understatement!
Again thank you Tytex, I know I would make it through this, but with your assistance I have been (ed.: and still am) more comfortable doing it.
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I AM SO GRATEFUL AND DON'T KNOW HOW TO THANK YOU
I am now wearing a white Sophia compression bra after my single-sided mastectomy. I am so grateful and don't know how to thank you!
These are my first reflections:
- It gives just the right level of compression everywhere, including in the armpit
- It doesn't slide down when I move, like the bandage did
- It keeps the foam prosthesis in place when I move, so I don't need to check or adjust it
- There is no need for two layers anymore (bandage + soft bra for foam prosthesis over it)
- It doesn't squeeze my healthy breast in a hurtful way (like the bandage did)
Overall it is surprisingly soft and comfortable - I feel like a normal person with a sports bra on. When I am meeting my doctor next time, I will show her how it fits and let her know why I think it works. Thank you from Anette from Sweden.
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At the Aros Private Hospital we conduct many different types of surgeries on different types of patients. We have tried the Ava bra for post-op use and the bra has proven to be able to cover most types. The Ava bra distinguishes itself in two significant areas: It completes its function to perfection and It is very comfortable for the patient to use
The types of surgeries we conduct are i.a. implant surgery, breast lift, breast reduction, circular upper body lift and breast reconstruction with flap. Due to the compliance of the bra material, the Ava bra offers the patient both sufficient support and compression.
The possibility of adjusting the length of the shoulder strap allows for both supporting a lift (short straps) as well as letting the breast rest in the cup (long straps).
The front closure and the three small hook-and-eyes behind the zipper ensures the newly operated patient improved comfort and security when applying and removing the bra. The seamless concept prevents post-surgical discomfort and it prevents the edges from cutting into the skin.
The bra is so popular among our patients that quite often theys will ask for additional purchase of a second bra.
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