For our first event in our new location we are doing something truly special and amazing! Read on to see details, why and what it all means!
This Friday October 12th at 5:30 pm we will be hosting a Mastectomy and Prosthetic Trunk Show featuring our newest brand, Anita. Anita is a German based company with over 100 years of experience in the lingerie industry. They are the company we are going to be getting our Certified Mastectomy Fitters certification through and we are so thrilled they are coming to our beautiful community!
When we opened Bustin’ Out Boutique in 2014 one of our goals was to become Certified Mastectomy Fitters, CMF, within the first 5-10 years. We are proud to say that we have started that process a whole year early!
One of the reasons we decided to begin this process now is because we saw the need: the need for women who have undergone a mastectomy to have the proper undergarments for healing and living in, the need for women to know that someone else is here for them, the need for women to know they have options that are perfectly fitted, comfortable, and heck, pretty.
Another reason is many women who have undergone this procedure don’t realize that it is more important than ever to have properly fitted undergarments for themselves. One aspect of having a mastectomy is scarring and the wrong size undergarment can rub irritate the scars and scar tissue while the lack of an undergarment can pull on the scars uncomfortably. The second is weight distribution. After a mastectomy, lumpectomy or any other procedure in which tissue is removed there is an imbalance of weight. For some women this may be a small amount of weight but for others it can be significant enough to cause back issues. There are certainly more issues but these are the few we have heard repeatedly from women.
What is a mastectomy bra?
What is a prosthetic?
A prosthetic, in regards to a mastectomy, is a form meant to fill out a mastectomy bra for a woman who has undergone surgery for breast cancer. Generally they are made with some type of silicon. They come in a range of sizes to insure that the proper size and weight are available for all women.
What do we need to do in order to become Certified Mastectomy Fitters?
Both Hollis and Lindsey will need to have a minimum of 500 hours of mastectomy hands on fittings. Take 25 credits of course work through the American Board of Certifications in Orthotics Prosthetics and Pedorthics and finally pass a test.