EXPERT HELP: Janell Rose shows off prosthetics at A Comfortable Bra in Grafton.
EXPERT HELP: Janell Rose shows off prosthetics at A Comfortable Bra in Grafton.

Expert help when it comes to fitting prosthetics

EVERY woman knows, one size does not fit all when it comes to bras.

The same applies to prosthetics.

And if there is anyone you want fitting your bust or your prosthesis, or showing you which mastectomy bra is for you, it's Janell Rose.

As the owner of A Comfortable Bra on Prince St, Ms Rose is also a qualified prosthesis fitter. She said any women who had gone through breast cancer needed to be fitted correctly.

"It is very important weight-wise, because otherwise women can end up with back problems because of the uneven weight," she said.

Ms Rose said every women needed a different sort of prosthesis to reflect their regular bust size and their age.

"We have different shapes, different densities, sticky ones, ones for swimming," she said.

"And if they've had a lumpectomy, they may only need something to fill them up again - we have that too."

Ms Rose encouraged any woman needing a prosthesis to apply for the government rebate which could save up to $400 every two years.

Prosthetics range between $329-$449 at A Comfortable Bra, so with the rebate the most you'll pay is $49.

Department of Veterans Affairs gold card members are also entitled to a subsidy if they have a recommendation from their doctor to A Comfortable Bra.

The business will send the bill off to the DVA.



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