Questions & Answers

I have an appointment for my first fitting. What can I expect?

When you arrive, we will discuss the type of surgery you’ve had, your lifestyle and activities to help decide what compression garment is best for you. You’ll be measured by one of our certified fitters. We’ll then assist you in trying on compression garment to help you find the perfect fit and style. We carry a selection of different compression garment in many styles and colours.

Product Returns

As our compression products are medical garments, if you have tried them on, or in any other way handled and manipulated them, we will not be able to refund you as we will be unable to re-sell these items due to the danger of cross-contamination. This also applies to body braces.
Custom Made compression garments are an exception to this rule.

How do I care for my garment?

We recommend the following for fabric care:
  • Hand wash in lukewarm water using a mild detergent
    • Some garments can be machine washed in a garment bag, mild cycle
  • Hang dry
    • Some custom made garments can be machine washed and need to be machine  dried to bring them back to original shape
  • No fabric softener
  • Do not use bleach, even for colour safe clothes
  • Remove stains by rubbing baking soda, an environmentally friendly compound, on the area(s).
Soft Touch will provide exact care instructions upon dispensing your new garments.

What is lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a painful swelling that happens when your body’s lymphatic fluid is unable to circulate properly and builds up in you soft tissues instead. It usually occurs in an arm or leg. Following breast surgery, many women experience a painful condition called lymphedema. Your doctor may recommend compression garments to ease your discomfort.

Mastectomy Boutique

From our personal day to day experience we know how challenging it can be for women with healthy breasts to get the right fit, a well-fitting bra is essential, especially for those who have undergone mastectomy or reconstruction after breast cancer.

Post-mastectomy and lumpectomy procedures vary. Some women opt for a prosthesis, which is essentially a breast form (silicone, foam or fiber-fill) that is placed inside of a bra or attached to the chest wall. Other women choose to undergo surgical reconstruction that will involve the insertion of an implant.

All at the end need properly fitted bra to avoid any possible complications, feel and look great. Best fitted bra and proper fitted breast form, helps bring back confidants. John Hopkins Medicine advises that mastectomy boutiques and specialty shops carry a variety of prosthetics and garments. Certified and properly trained fitters, who are skilled at fitting women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer, are big part of women’s future new journey.

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