Mastectomy Care Specialists: Mastectomy Bras
In 1967 Stella Chavos and her husband James F. Chavos founded Newport Center Orthopedic. Since then, Stella Chavos has been helping Post-Mastectomy patients recover and return to their regular lifestyle by finding and properly fitting her patients with mastectomy bras and breast forms.
Stella wanted to reach out to friends and family outside of Southern California who were looking for assistance in finding the proper intimate apparel following cancer surgery, and that is when she founded NuLife Medical. With her over 40 years of experience, Stella guides her trained staff with her vast knowledge and trusted expertise in the field of mastectomy care products.Many patients asked Stella how to find the right mastectomy bra.
Here are some helpful tips on finding the proper mastectomy garment for you:
There are Five Categories of Mastectomy Bras:
Post Surgical Mastectomy Bras:
Leisure Mastectomy Bras
Traditional Mastectomy Bras
Athletic Mastectomy Bras
Fashionable Mastectomy Bras
Fit is the #1 key to choosing the proper mastectomy bra
To determine the right fit consider your figure type. Your figure type specifically refers to your breast matter.
There are three figure types: (see bra by fit)
The support of a bra comes from the side panel and the width of the back of the bra not from the shoulder straps. Most women adjust the shoulder strap for additional support however this brings the back of the bra higher than the front and does not give proper support to the chest wall and breast. The side panels of a bra should not buckle when worn. Bras that have an inner lining will shape the breast and offer more support. The inner lining of a bra acts in the same way that an underwire use to. Following breast surgery, it is of even greater importance to find intimate apparel that fits securely.
In order to assist our customers with determining the proper mastectomy bra size, we have created a video demonstration featuring Stella Chavos giving step by step instructions on measuring for bra size.
Mastectomy bras provide women with a natural feeling of well being. NuLife Medical carries a line of beautiful intimate apparel offering the perfect combination of comfort, design and security. In addition, women with neck and shoulder tension or lymphedema will find a selection of products benefiting their needs as well. All bras have pockets for breast forms.
Proper Care of Intimate Apparel:
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