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Which breast prosthesis will suit me best?

Breast prosthesis come in different sizes, shape, weight and colour. They are used after breast surgery to replace tissue loss and provide shape post op. Initial Post-Surgery prostheses are soft to allow for wound healing while giving shape. After approximately 6-8 weeks a full prosthesis can be fitted. This allows for swelling to reduce in the chest area and for scars to heal. For some ladies they may wish to continue to use a soft or initial prosthesis instead of a full or permanent prosthesis while for others they may choose not to use one at all. Initial Breast Prostheses [...]

By |2020-07-05T20:11:30+00:00July 4th, 2020|Blog, Prosthesis|0 Comments

Breast Prosthesis

Breast prosthesis is an artificial breast form that takes the place of breast tissue that was removed during surgery. For some ladies breast reconstruction following surgery may not be something that they wish to do and so a breast prosthesis is used to provide a balanced silhouette. Breast prosthesis can be used by ladies whose breasts are different sizes naturally or post breast reconstruction if the size and shape of the breasts is different. They can be a temporary measure for some prior to breast reconstruction and alternatively some ladies will chose not to wear breast prosthesis post surgery. Types [...]

By |2020-06-27T16:41:58+00:00June 27th, 2020|Blog, Prosthesis|0 Comments

Client review

Client review of Linnoco's mastectomy and prosthesis fitting service   This is a recent review from one of our clients here at Linnoco It is always a pleasure and honour to help ladies find the right post mastectomy products. To find out more about the range of mastectomy bras, breast prosthesis, pocketed swimsuit and compression garments that we stock here at Linnoco do get in touch.      

By |2020-06-20T19:35:22+00:00June 20th, 2020|Information Hub|0 Comments

Types of Mastectomy Bras

What is a Post Mastectomy Bra? A post mastectomy bra is very similar to a fashion bra. It''s the design of the bra that makes it is a little different. A good mastectomy bra provides both comfort and support. They are generally pocketed on both sides to allow for the use of prosthesis if it is needed. There are many styles of mastectomy bras, so it is important to try different styles to find the one that is right for you. Should I wear an underwire or non wired mastectomy bra? This is often a question that ladies often ask? [...]

By |2020-06-21T22:15:26+00:00June 17th, 2020|Information Hub, Mastectomy Bras, Post-op bras|0 Comments

Measuring for a mastectomy bra

It is advisable to measure yourself regularly and especially if you are going to buy a new bra. Measuring yourself for a mastectomy bra is a little difference than for a bra. Whether you have had a lumpectomy, partial mastectomy or full mastectomy you can use the following steps to work out your correct bra size.   What is the difference between a bra and a mastectomy bra? A mastectomy bra can look like a normal bra; however it’s the design that makes them different. The design of a good mastectomy bra provides comfort and support. Most mastectomy bras now [...]

How to measure your bra size correctly

A high percentage of ladies are wearing the incorrect size bra. It is important to be remeasured every 6 months as our bodies changed due to many different factors like hormones, weight fluctuation, exercise and diet . Some times its not always possible to go to a fitter to be measured so alternatively you can measure yourself at home and then shop freely online or in store. Where do I start? Before you start you need a tape measure with inches. You can order a Linnoco Toolkit online which we will send to you free of charge. The toolkit consists [...]

By |2020-06-19T12:12:25+00:00June 6th, 2020|Information Hub, Online Bra Fitting Service|0 Comments

Interview about Online Mastectomy Bra Fitting Service

Had the honor of speaking on the Morning Mix with Alan Corcoran about our new Online Mastectomy Bra Fitting Service. Alan asked me about my oncology nursing background and how that has had an impact on not just myself but on the service that i provide. We discussed how it is so important for any ladies who has had a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment to have well fitted mastectomy products. By having access to good quality mastectomy products a woman can experience positive feelings in relation to their body image, self confidence and psychological health. We also discussed the [...]

Covid-19 Service Announcement

Covid-19 Service Announcement  We want to reassure our customers that the supply of post mastectomy bras, swimsuits, breast prosthesis and our full range of stocked items is in good supply and are readily available. 
   We will continue to process paperwork for medical card entitlements and health insurance rebates for your post op products.  However, in line with government guidelines, we are unable to meet customers face to face. Instead we are inviting you to request a measurement chart and free tape measure which we will post to you to measure yourself at home. Armed with your measurements, you [...]

By |2020-06-11T18:41:51+00:00April 29th, 2020|Covid-19, Information Hub|0 Comments

Linnoco’s Story

Who's behind Linnoco? While working as an oncology nurse, Sasha cared for many women who had undergone surgery and follow up treatments for breast cancer, all with individual stories, all with one big problem. She observed their difficulties in adapting to their new normal. Their endless search for a solution to their issues with lingerie. How to find a bra that would support, maybe rebalance a body altered by treatment? How to reconcile the old image with the new reality? How to shop in the communal changing rooms of well meaning chain stores? And so? The solution seemed obvious! We [...]

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