TenderFit

Tender Fit

Cooper City, Florida | 59 Sales

TenderFit

Tender Fit

Cooper City, Florida 59 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (12)

Announcement   Tender Fit has fully expanded our products to be seen exclusively on ETSY. We feel this is where most women shop and we can fully support their needs while making a difference during the healing stages and there after.

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Last updated on Nov 28, 2016

Tender Fit has fully expanded our products to be seen exclusively on ETSY. We feel this is where most women shop and we can fully support their needs while making a difference during the healing stages and there after.

kim laguna

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My Story

As a Physical Therapist Assistant certified in lymphedema I have helped many people including breast cancer survivors. Some of the women I’ve treated after breast surgery, whether it was recently or 30 years postoperative, were affected with lymphedema either on their arm, chest, back or axillary region.
During this time, what is clear is that both men and women needed a better explanation and more education to fully understand and know the signs, symptoms and risks of lymphedema. By not allowing the lymphatic system to flow properly, tight garments, such as post-surgical bras, vests and daily bras are not only uncomfortable, but may cause swelling and irritation.
Throughout my many years of treating various types of breast surgery patients for lymphedema, I have heard similar stories of their post-surgical bras being too tight, uncomfortable and very irritating.
The Biggest Problems
Some of the problems my patients encountered with their post-surgical bras were that they had no place to hang their drain tubes. They would have to pin the drain tubes to their shirts or find a way to place them inside the bra. During the healing stages, after a mastectomy, some women were told to use such things as sanitary napkins, rolled up gauze and even went as far as suggesting a rolled up sock in place of the removed breast to create symmetry.
As uncomfortable as it was for the women to talk about, it was just as uncomfortable for me to hear it because my heart ached for them. I knew with my experience and knowledge and what I learned working with these strong and incredible women, I could design something much better and more practical, but first I needed to understand the process after breast surgery.
The Tender Process, Finding the Perfect Tender Fit!
During this educational process, I learned that a woman can only be fitted for a mastectomy bra after the healing stages. I wanted to create a bra that is comfortable, allows women to wear a light weighted breast form during the healing stages and does not required a certified fitter.
Tender Fit has three product lines – our Post-Surgical Bra, the Mastectomy Bra Set and a Shirt with Built-in Bra. All the lines come equipped with removable drain pockets to hold the “drain tubes”. Both the mastectomy bra and the shirt with built-in-bras have vertical breast form pockets that can be used with any size breast forms from A-DD or our breast puffs, which are used to fill the space of the removed breast.
My product lines are designed for patients that have undergone a mastectomy, lumpectomy, reconstruction, augmentation, heart, chest or shoulder surgery.
A Heartfelt Thank You!
Tender Fit products are designed properly to provide healing, comfort, ease of dressing and to put a smile on someone’s face.

I have to thank all the women I treated who were comfortable enough to share their experiences with me, for they are the ones that inspired me to help others by creating and designing a “Tender Fit”.

All my best!
Kim

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  • Kim Laguna PTA,CLT

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    I am a Physical Therapist Assistant, certified in lymphedema for the past 17 years. The past 4 years I found my calling treating women post-breast surgery in the comfort of their own home. I am also the creator and designer of Tender Fit.

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