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Kinex Medical Company proudly offers the same high-quality mastectomy bras, compression bras, prosthesis or breast forms, and camisoles that you’re used to receiving from Knueppel Healthcare. We’re anxious to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks for visiting!
Kinex Medical Company provides mastectomy bras, breast forms, post-op camisoles, and compression bras. Our goal is to develop relationships with our patients and improve their level of comfort after surgery. Our welcoming staff strives to build patient confidence by listening to their needs and helping them choose the right product.
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Kinex Mastectomy Bras
A quality mastectomy bra is more than just a traditional bra with added pockets. A mastectomy bra offers enough coverage to secure your breast form, soft materials for sensitive skin and lightweight support. Because of their added comfort factor, women who have not had breast surgery but who are uncomfortable in regular bras should consider mastectomy styles. These bras also work well if you have naturally uneven breasts and would like to wear padding on one side to help balance it out more. Below you will find a selection of our mastectomy bra line:
#515 - Soft Shape Seamless T-Shirt Bra
Constructed with a thin layer of foam for a smooth, seamless silhouette. Made of microfiber fabric for a sleek design and cooling effect. Side panels are lined with power mesh fabric for additional underarm support. Straps are slightly padded for extra comfort.
#101 - Lace Front Bra
Designed with soft fiber-filled cups that provide shape and microfiber fabric for cooling comfort. A simple touch of lace on the neckline and straps adds a classic look to this timeless bra.
#103 - Rose Contour Bra
Created with soft, fiber filled cups that provide lift and separation. Subtle rose design throughout the bra for a feminine flair. Stretch straps provide a comfortable fit. Subtle rose design throughout the bra for a feminine flair. This style is also available in a front closure option.
#110 - Leisure Bra
Designed with a breathable cotton and spandex material for a comfortable, relaxed fit. Ideal for post-surgical and/or leisure wear. Constructed front closure for easy on/off.
#132 - Active Bra
Front closing (Zipper), wire free sports bra style with a rounded neck and racer back. Top and bottom zipper covers to protect against skin irritation. Removable pads included. This comfortable bra works well for various actives.
#519 - Compression Bra
Ideal for use after a mastectomy, breast reduction, reconstruction or for a patient dealing with the Lymphedema/Edema post-surgery. Designed to stabilize breast tissue and also reduce swelling after breast surgery. Adjustable straps and front closure make this an easy on/off bra.
Breast Form (Prosthesis)
Advantages to Having a Breast Prosthesis
- Designed for mastectomy, lumpectomy and failed reconstruction needs patients.
- Helps balance your posture.
- Keeps your bra from shifting and riding up.
- Helps prevent problems with curvature of the spine, shoulder drop and muscular pain in the neck and back.
- Gives you warmth.
- Protects your chest and scars.
We provide a classic, lightweight option (30% lighter than a standard style prosthesis). This form has a dual purpose, it can also be worn for swimming activities.
We also offer a weighted foam or a seamless micro bead form option. Other options are potentially available upon request.
Zip-Front Post-Surgical Camisole with Drain Management
This garment is ideal for use immediately following a mastectomy or anytime drain management is needed. The garment features a zipper front and detachable shoulder clasp for easy entry. For added comfort, the zipper features a comfort strip pad to prevent irritation. Velcro attachable pouches fasten to the interior band for drain management. Two leisure fiber filled puffs are also provided for use post-surgery.
About Mastectomy Bras & Breast Forms
A mastectomy bra is one that features fabric pockets inside the bra cups. These fabric pockets exist to hold a breast form in place after a mastectomy/lumpectomy surgery has been performed. Browse our selection of mastectomy bras
To the untrained eye, a mastectomy bra will look like any other bra you may have worn before your breast surgery, in fact, they are designed that way. But hidden beneath the seams are a variety of clever features that make these bras unique. Mastectomy bras come in a range of styles because everyone’s needs are different.
It is best to be fitted by a professional and get help in understanding what you are trying to create. The professionals will be able to help guide you and provide a sense of comfort level when moving through this process. To speak with one of our professional certified fitters, please call 262-754-3939. We are happy to help!
Mastectomy bras include added features such as pockets, softer material and also added support through the straps and cup area. They are made to be more comfortable.
Yes, Medicare will typically cover these products.
Yes! All mastectomy/partial mastectomy related products are tax-exempt and considered tax-deductible as a medical expense on your income tax.
Medicare typically covers 4-6 bras annually or as many indicated/prescribed by your MD.
In addition, Medicare typically covers 1 SILICONE breast form per affected side every 2 years or 1 FOAM form per affected side every 6 months.
After a mastectomy, breast conserving or even reconstruction, you might choose to wear a breast form or shaper to help feel like yourself again. Your goal when being fitted for a breast form is to create a natural silhouette so that you feel comfortable and confident. Breast forms aren’t just cosmetic, there are important medical reasons to wear them. By compensating for the weight of the real breast, a properly fitting breast form helps prevent problems like Lymphedema, bad posture or shoulder and neck problems.
Most insurance companies will cover costs for the breast form. Patients should get a prescription from their doctor stating their diagnosis and the need for the breast form and bras.
Breast forms can be made from several different types of materials, such as silicone, foam, or fiberfill to create something that has a similar weight and feel to a natural breast.
Some breast forms adhere directly to the chest area, while others fit into a special bra pocket that helps hold the breast form in place.
To be certain you get the best breast form fit for your needs, it is recommended to consult with a certified mastectomy fitter in your area. It is suggested to wait until 4-6 weeks after your surgery to be fitted for a breast form. This will allow incisions and swelling to diminish and ensure the most accurate measurements. To speak with one of our professional certified fitters, please call 262-754-3939. We are happy to help!
Visit our certified fitters in-person:
LOCATION: N16 W24131 Riverwood Drive, Room 1140, Waukesha WI 53188.
We are located inside the UW Cancer Center, 1st floor behind the reception desk.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm; Saturday & Sunday – Closed
Questions regarding our mastectomy products?