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After breast conserving surgery, where malignant tumors are removed and healthy breast tissue remains, women expect to look and feel much the same as they did before surgery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and women find themselves looking for a way to return to a more symmetrical and natural shape.
Amoena has developed several products to address problems created by partial surgery. Balanceâ„˘ shells and shapers fill, cover and conceal almost any breast shape problem created by surgery. Shells cover the entire breast with a layer of soft, flowable silicone and thin edges for a smooth transition to the skin or bra. Shapers come in a wide range of sizes and are available in Ivory and Tawny. They are wedge shaped to give fullness wherever problem areas occur.
“Amoena has developed several products to address problems created by breast conserving or partial surgery.”
One of the most typical problems after breast conserving surgery is a small cavity in the breast which creates a sunken or shallow area visible under the bra. A Balanceâ„˘ silicone shaper can fill this type of cavity and be worn in any fashion bra for a smooth, full, even shape.
Insurance companies have varying degrees of coverage for silicone shapers. Many policies which cover prosthetic breasts are not specific about coverage for products after breast conserving surgery or reconstruction. A good rule of thumb for insurance companies is this: If a product is needed to restore the patientâ€™s natural weight and balance, it will be covered. If the need is purely cosmetic, coverage is normally denied. Check with your insurance provider for details of your coverage.