Product Information

Amanita offers a selection of products and services to help you manage temporary or permanent appearance changes following cancer treatment or other surgery.

For any difficulties you may face in your journey with cancer. Amanita offers a shower of new possibilities and understanding.

  • Pre & Post Surgery Products
  • Lingerie
  • Accessories & Gifts

 

Breast Prostheses & Mastectomy Bras

A breast prosthesis is externally worn in the bra to closely simulate the look of a natural breast. This safe, non-surgical option is the choice of many women following breast surgery. All our breast forms are individually handcrafted with a silicone mixture. The brands we have available are:

  • Trulife from Ireland, Amoena from Australia
  • Available in many forms including lightweight, with cooling gel, foam and swimwear styles. Sizes from 1 – 14.
  • Partials and Shapers available for lumpectomies, reconstruction and breast size variations.
  • Nipple sets available in pairs.
  • Breast Form Colours available in Ivory and Tawny to more closely match a woman’s skin tone.

Wearing weighted silicone breast prostheses following a mastectomy is medically necessary to maintain a proper weight and shape symmetry of the chest and back.  Maintenance of proper weight and shape is important for proper alighment of the spine, shoulders and chest which will help minimise and prevent posture problems and neck and back problems.

Some questions you may be asked:

Q.  What is a breast form and why do I need to wear one?
A.  A breast form is designed to be worn externally and to closely resemble the natural appearance, feel and weight of a breast.  Physically, a breast form restores a feminine shape and feeling of balance.  Psychologically, wearing a breast form helps restore self-confidence.

Q.  How soon after surgery can I wear a breast form?
A.  A few days after surgery she can wear a temporary light fibre-filled breast form which restores shape, is lightweight and will minimize irritation to sensitive tissue.  Six to eight weeks after surgery, she can be fitted with a permanent silicone breast form.

Q.  Why should I wear a silicone breast form?
A.  Silicone breast forms offer many advantages over other types of breast forms.  They are designed to closely resemble the natural breast in terms of weight, appearance and texture.  Silicone breast forms move very much like a natural breast and adapt to the natural temperature of the body.

Q.  Do I need to wear a different bra and how do I choose the right one?
A.  Mastectomy bras come with a pocket sewn into the bra cup to support and hold the breast form in place.  It is important that her mastectomy bra fits correctly and offers sufficient support for the weight of her breast form.  A professional fitting will help determine the correct size if she is unsure fo her size.

Q.  How do I know which bra and breast form are right for me?
A.  The nature of her body and her surgery, together with the wide range of styles and sizes available, mean a professional fitting is very important.  An experienced and trained fitter will help choose the correct size and sharp of breast form.  A breast form should be comfortable and match the remaining breast in terms of shape and size.

Q.  How do I care for my breast form and how long will it last?
A.  A breast form should be cleaned with warm water and a mild soap and dried gently after use.  When not in use, the breast form should be stored in its box to maintain the sharp of the form and prevent accidental damage.  If the prosthesis is treated as directed, it is very durable, but care should be taken when handling sharp objects to prevent the outer film of the breast form from being punctured or damaged.  Your prosthesis should last up to 5 years but if a woman gains or looses weight then she may require a different size prosthesis and bra.  It is recommended to be refitted every two years to check your bra and prosthesis still fit correctly. 

Replace your Breast Prosthesis

A prosthesis is not meant to last a lifetime.  We recommend that women wearing a prosthesis go to a certified fitter every two years to be refitted.  Our bodies change shape over time, and silicone prostheses are not designed to last forever.  They actually wear out from being worn everyday.

Today’s prostheses are lighter in weight and the bras are more feminine looking and comfortable.  You deserve to be wearing the newest model, as well as supportive mastectomy bras.  So make sure you are refitted for your bra-many women change shape and size as they grow older and if you are not wearing the right sized bra, your prosthesis could be damaged or may become uncomfortable. 

When you visit Amanita, our staff will be happy to show you our latest styles of prostheses and mastectomy bras, and make sure you ask to be refitted.  We want you to live decades longer – not your prosthesis!

 

Post Surgery

We stock a variety of post surgical bras.

  • Post surgical bras for reconstruction, breast reduction, and breast augmentation.
  • 100% soft cotton with easy-to-fasten front hooks, surgical bras that are suitable for women post mastectomy, complete with soft prosthesis. These are ideal after breast surgery, at bedtime, leisure or any time a woman wants extra comfort and softness. They are also particularly comfortable for women undergoing radiotherapy.
  • Front fastening bras for women with arthritis or having difficulty fastening their bra at the back.
  • Posture bras for those with back and neck problems.
  • Post mastectomy soft fibre filled prostheses

 

Compression to Lymphoedema


Lymphoedema
Compression garments become necessary if you develop lymphoedema. 

We stock the Sigvaris brand of compression sleeve for lymphoedema.
Ask our staff about information on reducing your risk of lymphoedema.
It is necessary for customers to be measured for these garments to ensure effective results.
We also have compression stockings and socks for travelling. These are suitable for both men and women.

 

 

Cosmetic Surgery

Our Marena compression garments for cosmetic surgery have the following features

  • Compression and support
  • High quality lightweight fabric designed for comfort
  • More support and stretch
  • Cooler and drier
  • Easy to put on and remove
  • Provide maximum comfort and support during recovery period
  • Provide even compression of the affected area
  • Skin colour
  • Latex free

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