In 1998, a federal law went into place that provides protections to patients who choose to have breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy. Even though the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) has been around for nearly 20 years, we are contacted far too often by women wishing they had the choice to reconstruct or that they would've known that they even had the option following their mastectomy. We always advocate that breast reconstruction is a personal choice. It's your body, and it's your decision, but we all deserve to know more about our options.
Did you know...
- If your lumpectomy left you with results that you are not pleased with, you can see a plastic surgeon to review your options for reconstruction?
- If you have a unilateral mastectomy, and chose to rebuild your breast, you can also reduce or lift the other to keep symmetry, if you wish?
- If you have a bilateral mastectomy and opt out of reconstruction, that a plastic surgeon can still help with scarring and any excess tissue that may have been a result of the procedure?
That you have the option for your port to be placed in your arm, instead of your chest?
My plastic surgeon told me that, NOT my oncologist!
What is BRA Day?
So to say I am humbled to stand next to so many supporters of AnaOno in the plastic surgery community is not even touching on how incredibly thankful I am. I'm thankful that they not only continue to find innovative and alternative options, not just to reconstruct a breast that was ravaged by cancer, but also to find ways to keep us intact, without having to lose a vital piece of our sexuality and identity.
BRAS FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
At AnaOno, we're delighted to share the news about BRA Day. We're proud to provide post-mastectomy wearers with a broad selection of bras tailored to their individual needs - whether reconstruction is the chosen path or remaining flat is desired.
Introducing the brand-new "Sheer Embrace Collection" – a selection of exquisitely crafted bras, lingerie and undergarments fashioned from the finest lightweight and breathable mesh fabric. With added comfort and support, the Sheer Embrace Collection encourages post-surgery women to appreciate their strength and beauty, while also giving them the chance to embrace their unique style. Whatever look you’re going for, the Sheer Embrace Collection has you stylishly covered.
Looking for something different? We have you covered with endless options of buttery-soft bras to choose from. All always wire-free, adjustable, comfortable and supportive, to support you and all your needs. We pride ourselves on making bras that are not only comfortable and affordable, but also adaptable to you and your reconstructed body. We are constantly evolving with you.