Life af­ter a mas­tec­tomy

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There are dozens of shapes, weights and sizes to choose from

Life af­ter breast can­cer is a gift in it­self, but look­ing and feel­ing great is the rib­bon on top. Gone are the days where a mas­tec­tomy pa­tient must set­tle for sec­ond best in the breast form and lin­gerie depart­ment. Tracey G Pros­thet­ics and Lin­gerie of­fer pro­fes­sional fit­tings by Amoena trained and cer­ti­fied staff. Breast forms have come a long way in re­cent times. There are dozens of shapes, weights and sizes to choose from, which will match as closely to your re­main­ing breast as pos­si­ble. There are also breast forms that can be used whilst swim­ming or ex­er­cis­ing, so your lifestyle doesn't have to change. For ladies who have had bi­lat­eral surgery, pick­ing the breast size you've al­ways wanted to be is now an op­tion. Post-mas­tec­tomy wear such as bras and swimwear have also gone ahead in leaps and bounds. No more do you just have nude, black and white to choose from. There are many beau­ti­ful colours and de­signs avail­able for breast can­cer sur­vivors to try on and look great in. The other good news is the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment will cover the cost of your breast pros­the­sis up to $400, per breast ev­ery two years for the rest of your life. Many pri­vate health funds also cover the cost of post mas­tec­tomy bras, so it’s worth giv­ing them a call. So, no more fill­ing the breast cup with tis­sues or fab­ric, or be­ing un­com­fort­able all day in a poor fit­ting bra. Visit Tracey G Pros­thet­ics and Lin­gerie lo­cated di­rectly across from the Ma­roochy­dore RSL on First Ave. Con­tact the store on 0466 828144 or go to traceyg.com

Photo: John McCutcheon / SCD

Tracey Grills of Tracey G Pros­thet­ics and Lin­gerie with some of her col­lec­tion.

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