Post mastectomy care is the next vital step in the post surgical healing process. And Certified Fitters are the breast care professionals that are trained to help.
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A Post Mastectomy Fitter
A post-mastectomy fitter or Certified Fitter is an individual trained, licensed and certified to evaluate and fit specific post-surgical prostheses and supportive garments as well as provide basic lymphedema support. Certified by the American Board for Certification or the Board for Orthotic Certification, post mastectomy fitters may be found in a variety of medical and retail locations including physician’s offices, independent post mastectomy or lingerie boutiques, accredited orthotics and prosthetic offices, accredited department stores, cancer clinic boutiques and hospital boutiques.
Post Mastectomy Care
Covered by most insurances, Post Mastectomy services are healthcare items and professional services required after a mastectomy (surgical removal of all or part of a breast) due to breast cancer or trauma, prophylactic mastectomy or services needed due to genetically induced developmental conditions of the breast.
Post-mastectomy services include evaluation, education, and professional fitting of external breast prostheses, garments, lymphedema and post-surgical compression garments. This vital type of specialized care is always considered healthcare items because they are used to treat conditions that have resulted from diseases and treatment of diseases of the breast.
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