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LGBT+ Community

We at Silima are proud supporters of the LGBT+ community, having served and worked with members of the community in the past. Our breast forms have been used by people in the transgender community, the breast forms are realistic and suit the needs of many transgender people who come to us. Allowing you to feel comfortable in your own body.  Whether you are in the community or not, Silima is happy to serve you, and make you feel welcomed and comfortable.

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Mastectomy Recovery Tips From Hospital to Home

Mastectomy Recovery Tips From Hospital to Home

How long does it take to recover after mastectomy surgery? Mastectomy recovery time following surgery can vary between 1 day and 1 week depending on the type of surgery. If your breast reconstruction surgery has happened at the same time, recovery will take longer. Important recovery tips at home Preparing For Your Ride Home Following your mastectomy surgery it is essential  to arrange a ride home, as you will need to rest as much as possible once leaving the hospital. For the car trip home, use a small pillow for the car seat belt and for under your arms to...

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Fitting Your Post Surgery Bra

Fitting Your Post Surgery Bra

Making sure you choose the right fit for your post surgical bra is a crucial step in your healing process. A well fitted recovery bra provides even compression across the bust to relieve post-op swelling, and can reduce excess fluid and blood build up in the surgical area. To get the most out of your bra, it is imperative that you find the right fit. Whilst we would recommend a professional fitting where possible, here is an easy guide to finding the perfect fit for you. Measurements Finding your measurements for a post surgery bra follows nearly the same steps...

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How To Measure and Fit Your Wire Free Mastectomy Bra

How To Measure and Fit Your Wire Free Mastectomy Bra

Having a well fitted bra can make all the difference when it comes to your daily comfort. The right bra can reduce neck and back pain, assist with posture, and improve the fit of your clothing, as well as helping you feel at your most confident.  Getting the Perfect Fit When looking to fit your mastectomy bra, there are a few simple steps you should follow to find your perfect match. 1. Measuring Band Size In order to find the best bra for you, the first step is always finding the right band size. The fit of your bra band...

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4 Types of Adjuvant Therapies for Breast Cancer Treatment

4 Types of Adjuvant Therapies for Breast Cancer Treatment

Various therapies are available to supplement or support breast cancer treatment. These include, radiotherapy and/or medication, such as chemotherapy or hormone therapy. Radiotherapy Radiotherapy may be administered both before and after breast surgery. Pre-operative radiotherapy aims to stop or reverse tumour growth. Post-operative therapy aims to destroy any remaining cancer cells in the breast or scar area to prevent a relapse. Computer tomography is used to individually calculate the right dosage of radiation and area to be treated. This helps to reduce the possible side effects, such as burns. Nevertheless, the affected skin area remains extremely sensitive for the duration...

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