Body Image

It might not be the first thing that strikes you, but as most young women who have dealt with breast cancer can tell you, it's important to know where to get wigs, the right undergarments, and advice on your changing hair and skin (including makeup tips). Looking good can help you feel better.

Local Resources


Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie

This New Orleans lingerie boutique specializes in bra-fitting. The boutique offers a variety of undergarments, including post-mastectomy bras for breast cancer survivors.

http://www.basicsunderneath.com/

Bra la Vie!

This lingerie boutique in Hammond provides bra wear for women undergoing surgery or reconstruction, offering a variety of choices including post-op camis, prostheses, silicone nipples, shapers, and swimsuits. They also accept Medicare and private insurance!

http://www.bralavie.com

Donna's Lingerie and Swimwear

This locally owned undergarment business in the Lake Charles area. They take the guess work out of insurance coverage as well as assist with pre and post surgery supplies such as prosthesis, bras and other undergarments.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Donnas-Lingerie-Swimwear-291783337573243/about/

Lambert's Orthotics Prosthetics Patient Aids

Located in New Orleans, they offer a wide range of prostheses, including breast prosthesis and mastectomy bras that are custom fabricated to each patient's specific needs.

http://www.lambertsoandp.com/prosthetic.html

Le Bijou Salon & Day Spa

Located in Houma, the salon offers a variety of hair services, including free head shavings or cutting and styling wigs for cancer patients who are experiencing hair loss.

https://www.facebook.com/Le-Bijou-Salon-Day-Spa-125381267525867/

Mo Hair Salon

This Baton Rouge-based salon provides a wide range of beauty services, including hair extensions and eyelashes, and offers wig fittings and wigs free of charge to cancer patients in active treatment when referred by the American Cancer Society.

http://mohaironline.com/

Ochsner Total Health Solutions

This store, located in Metairie, provides medical equipment and supplies, but also provides mastectomy bras and breast forms, wigs, and hats. Check out the full list of items they carry for cancer survivors by clicking here:

https://www.ochsner.org/shop/home-medical-equipment-hme-total-health-solutions-ths/products-for-people-with-cancer

Personal Reflections

This Opelousas boutique offers breast prosthesis, mastectomy bras, wigs, turbans, hats, scarves and chemotherapy patient products.

https://www.facebook.com/Personal-Reflections-368768413330631/

Soileau's Wig Boutique

This Shreveport boutique sells synthetic and human hair wigs, hair pieces, and extensions. They specialize in accommodating thinning hair needs from chemotherapy, alopecia, and trichotillomania. Their licensed specialists offer private fittings and styling for the perfect fit.

http://www.soileauswigboutique.com/

Still Me Boutique

This post-mastectomy boutique is dedicated to easing the challenges of living with cancer and helping survivors cope with changes to their body. They provide post mastectomy products, compression garments, hair replacement products and more. Medicare, Medicaid, and most other insurances are accepted.

http://www.stillmeinc.com/

Terry's Medical Specialties

Located in Lafayette, this shop specializes in the care of women who have recently had mastectomies. They offer personalized and private fittings for bras, breast enhancers, and breast prosthesis.

http://www.thebraboutiquelafayette.com/

The Total Woman Boutique

Located on Florida Blvd in Baton Rouge, this boutique can assist women after a mastectomy and sells breast forms, prosthesis and surgical bras, wigs and hair pieces.

http://thetotalwomanboutique.net/

National Resources


Ameona

Looking for breast forms and mastectomy bras? This company has a range of products and resources to help you get fitted.

http://www.amoena.com/us-en/breast-forms/

BeauBeau

These fashionable head scarves are designed for women suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy or other medical conditions.

http://www.4women.com/

BreastFree.org

This site provides information and support to breast cancer patients who choose an alternative to breast reconstruction. It also features an online blog encouraging women to share their stories and advice during their cancer journey.

http://breastfree.org/

Chemo Beanies

This is a family-owned business started by two sisters who were diagnosed with breast cancer. As a way to cope with hair loss, the sisters created slip-on head covers as an alternative to caps and scarves.

http://chemobeanies.com/

Chemo Fashion Scarf

This company specializes in providing head coverings for women undergoing hair loss. All items are either pre-formed or pre-tied for easy wear. They also offer a huge selection of scarves, hats, multi-use caps, warm/cold weather styles and more.

http://chemofashionscarf.com/

CureDiva

This online resource is designed to navigate breast cancer patients through the different phases of treatments: helping you find what you need, when you need it, depending on what stage of cancer treatment you are in. You can purchase post-surgery bras, breast forms, caps and headcovers, lymphedema sleeves, and skin care products.

http://www.curediva.com/

Feeling Whole Again

This company provides custom prosthetic nipples for breast cancer survivors who are treated for breast cancer with a mastectomy. Visit their website to learn more about the process.

https://feelingwholeagain.com/

Look Good Feel Better

This program teaches cancer survivors about skin care, hair care and wigs, makeup application techniques, and nail care to help them combat some of the treatment-related side-effects. The website features step-by-step instructions for each topic and group programs can be searched for locally.

http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/

LympheDivas

This online store creates medically correct and fashionable compression apparel for the breast cancer survivor with lymphedema. If you need financial help in purchasing their garments, please visit http://www.cancer1source.org/all4one%E2%84%A2-lymphedivas%E2%84%A2-program

http://lymphedivas.com/

LympheDudes

This online store creates graduated medical compression apparel to help the modern man manage his lymphedema without sacrificing his individuality.

http://www.lymphedudes.com/

Massage Envy

Massage therapy studio that offers massage for Breast Cancer Survivors.

http://www.massageenvy.com/benefits-of-massage-therapy/breast-cancer-massage.aspx

Nearly Me

This company was created by a breast cancer survivor and specializes in customizable bras, as well as high quality silicon and foam post mastectomy prosthesis.

http://nearlyme.org/

Pink-Perfect

This survivor-owned company produces prosthetic nipples made specifically for woman who have undergone unilateral and bilateral mastectomies.They provide a free consultation on nipple matching so you can find your perfect fit.

http://www.pink-perfect.com/

Radiant Wrap

Created and designed by a breast cancer survivor, this wrap is designed for easy access to back and chest areas for treatment and exams.

http://www.theradiantwrap.com/

Sephora Brave Beauty

Sephora hosts 90 minute Classes for Confidence to help cancer survivors look and feel their best! These classes are hosted at Sephora locations across the nation.

https://www.sephorastands.com/classes_for_confidence/

Tender Loving Care of American Cancer Society

This non-profit sells wigs and other hair loss products, as well as mastectomy products, all at affordable prices.

http://www.tlcdirect.org/

Turban Plus Wholesale

This store sells fashion headwear for chemotherapy patients suffering from medically related hair loss. Looking for scarves, caps, or turbans? Look no further!

https://turbanplus.com/

Louisiana's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Louisiana, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurviveDAT is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveDAT's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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