Always follow the advice and direction given to you by your health care practitioner; however, some topics, such as what type of garment is required post-surgery, may not be covered in your appointments leading up to and directly after a surgery. For example, some patients are required to wear a compression garment after their surgery while other patients require something soft with drainage capabilities.
Many women who have undergone a lumpectomy or a mastectomy aren’t aware that breast prostheses, whether a full prosthetic or a partial prosthetic, are considered medical devices, medical necessities, and thus are partially covered through OHIP. In addition to partial coverage from OHIP, some private insurance health plans offer coverage for medical garments, pocketed bras, and breast prostheses. You may prefer a bra with no pocket, and that’s no problem. We can send a standard bra to our seamstress and have a pocket sewn in for your prosthetic at no charge to you. You can feel confident in choosing Bliss Beneath for your breast prostheses fitting experience. Tamara is a twice-certified breast prostheses fitting specialist. She has attended two separate full day learning seminars on the art of breast prostheses fitting, working directly one-on-one with breast cancer survivors.
Please come in to Bliss Beneath with your questions, and we’ll do our very best to answer them. We carry medical garments, breast prostheses, and pocketed bras from Anita, a world leader in breast care products. We can show you the care items we stock, and if you need something we don’t stock, we are happy to order it for you at no extra charge.