New options for mastectomy patients
Alesia Fieldberg, CTV Winnipeg
Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:58PM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:38AM CST
Lori Orchard says her personalized breast prosthetics are the best option for her active lifestyle.
She wasn't happy with the reconstructive surgery after her first mastectomy, so when she had her other breast removed, she went the prosthetic route, but only because of a special type of personalized prosthetic designed in Winnipeg that is lighter and more comfortable and detailed than others on the market, she said.
Previously only offered through appointments, Bressante opened its first retail location in Winnipeg.
It's also the head office for expected growth worldwide.
Certified Prosthetist Wendy Smith has worked on these breast prosthetics since 2006 and just got a patent on the lightweight, custom-made silicone prosthetics.