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Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

October 18, 2017 4 Comments

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

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?

 

What is BRA Day?

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day) is meant to help inform you of your options, no matter what you ultimately choose. This is a moment when our plastic surgeons get to inform of us of developing practices and procedures so that we can make educated decisions on what we want to do with our bodies.

I had the honor to be interviewed by Plastic Surgery News in their annual Breast Reconstruction Supplement to discuss these important issues about choice and decision making. I also got to  highlight our incredible #CancerlandxAO New York Fashion Week show EXPOSED. We put 16 courageous individuals on the runway to show the world what breast cancer really looks like … with or without breasts. We are complete, we are proud, and we will stand tall together, as a united front, as we conquer this disease once and for all. It is with heavy hearts that we have already said goodbye to two of the #Magnificent16 already this year, as a result of metastatic breast cancer.


Click Here to Read the Article 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 excited to spread the word about BRA Day. If you're a breast cancer survivor, thriver or previvor, we're here to help you find the best bras for your post-mastectomy body-regardless of whether you choose reconstruction.

For those who wish to remain flat and fabulous, we offer a great collection of flat bras that can be worn during mastectomy recovery and beyond. Our pocketed full coverage bra, the Molly, for example, is a favorite since the wire-free, stretch fabric designs conforms to your shape after a single or double mastectomy. It can lay flat or you can use the built-in pockets to hold lightweight breast forms or prostheses.

We also have plenty of bras for reconstruction after mastectomy. The Pocketed Front Closure Bra is wonderful for wearing during recovery as your incision sites heal. We also recommend the Delilah Dream Soft Cup Bra and the Gloria Pocketed Wire-Free Bra, both of which combine gentle support with a flattering fit.

Browse our full collection of bras at AnaOno to find the best fit for your unique needs.


Thank You
 




4 Responses

Melanie Testa
Melanie Testa

March 04, 2018

Let’s get them to acknowledge that flat is reconstruction too. They refused to pay for mine because they don’t acknowledge that flat reconstruction is a valid choice.

Tanja M Contreras
Tanja M Contreras

October 20, 2017

Can you please help me find the right surgeon to help me get my breast looking ok again after lumpectomy two years ago and two reconstructive surgeons I was both times denied by my insurance company I have almost no self esteem after all than happened my marriage suffered and I just want to feel whole again please help if you can .. thank you

AnaOno
AnaOno

October 18, 2017

Hello Lora! We are planning to expand our sizes. We are always looking for feedback while developing new sizes and styles. Would you be interested in being a fit model? If so please email us at cs@anaono.com

Lora Clark
Lora Clark

October 18, 2017

I am a survivor. I had a unilateral mastectomy with reconstruction which didn’t work out. So now I am boobless on the left and a 44 DD on the right. Your pretty bras don’t seem to come that large. Why?

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