Post-op bra compression guide
The number of breast cancer and cosmetic breast surgeries is increasing
Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in women in the world with an estimated 1.38 million new breast cancer cases diagnosed in 2008 (23% of all cancers); it ranks second overall (10.9% of all cancers).
According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) breast augmentation continued to be the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure in 2016, accounting for 15.8% of all surgical procedures.
In general, women continue to drive the demand for cosmetic procedures, accounting for 86.2%, or 20,362,655 cosmetic procedures worldwide. Among the five most popular procedures requested by women are Breast Augmentation (Silicone Implant) and Breast Lift.
These data show that there is a continuous and increasing demand for high performing post-surgical bras that support surgical outcome and reduce complications, whether based on cancer disease or on a cosmetic incentive.
The Carefix® range of post-surgical bras meets every compression need
With a wide range to cover all needs no matter the type of breast surgery, Tytex has a bra for every clinical as well as user need.
One of the many factors influencing the choice of an appropriate bra is the level of compression. Not all bras in the Tytex range are equally compressive and some are more compressive than others. This is completely intentional, as the choice of bra depends on the bra’s ability to exert compression on the treated site and to create hemostasis, reduce edema, speed up wound healing processes and reduce complication risks. Sometimes, support is more important than compression, validating the need for supportive bras with light compression only.
However, which type of bra recommended for each patient should always be assessed by a healthcare professional such as a surgeon or nurse, mainly because of the professional expertise, but also because bra design as well as compression level preferences may vary from surgeon to surgeon and nurse to nurse.
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See Carefix Compression Level guide (table)