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Post Operative Medical Lingerie

Why Choose Bamboo?

In designing our range, we spoke to 80 breast cancer survivors about what they needed from post surgery underwear. They told us that existing mastectomy bras were hot, itchy and uncomfortable so we set out to find a soft, breathable fabric that better responded to their needs. What we found in bamboo was better than we ever imagined. The plant itself contains bamboo-kun, an anti-microbial agent naturally pest and fungi resistant. Not only that, the regenerated bamboo bre that is manufactured from the stems of the bamboo plant is incredibly soft and breathable. Our research suggested bamboo could actively support patient recovery, but we wanted to prove it, so we commissioned independent testing of our fabric by University College Dublin (UCD) School of Engineering.

Clinical Trial Findings

As well as looking at how our fabric supports healing, we also wanted to examine the impact our range has on clinical and psychosocial well-being in the aftermath of surgery. For that reason we commissioned a clinical trial conducted with patients across four Dublin teaching hospitals. The results showed that choice of lingerie has a significant impact particularly in the areas of Body Image, Quality of Life and Pain.

THEYA Healthcare Group            Other Brands Group
– 8.5% improvement in                 – 9.5% deterioration in
Body Image                                    Body Image
– 20% Improvement in                  – 8% Improvement in
Health Status                                  Health Status
– Reduction in levels of                 – Discomfort and
irritation, wound                            increased pain levels in
discomfort and pain                      the region of their scar

Clinical Trial Findings

As well as looking at how our fabric supports healing, we also wanted to examine the impact our range has on clinical and psychosocial well-being in the aftermath of surgery. For that reason we commissioned a clinical trial conducted with patients across four Dublin teaching hospitals. The results showed that choice of lingerie has a significant impact particularly in the areas of Body Image, Quality of Life and Pain.

THEYA Healthcare Group

– 8.5% improvement in
Body Image
– 20% Improvement in
Health Status
– Reduction in levels of
irritation, wound
discomfort and pain

Other Brands Group

– 9.5% deterioration in
Body Image
– 8% Improvement in
Health Status
– Discomfort and
increased pain levels in
the region of their scar

Bamboo Fabric Testing Results

Fabric testing was completed to International standards by UCD. THEYA Healthcare’s unique bamboo mix fabric was compared to 100% cotton in all tests. For wicking & absorbency Amoena’s Frances bra was also tested. Fabric testing was completed to International standards by UCD. THEYA Healthcare’s unique bamboo mix fabric was compared to 100% cotton in all tests. For wicking & absorbency Amoena’s Frances bra was also tested.

Antibacterial Effect

Each fabric was tested using two bacteria that mimic those most commonly found in surgical site infections. THEYA Healthcare’s bamboo mix fabric demonstrated a clear anti-microbial effect against both bacteria. Speciÿcally a reduction of 97.4% of Pseudomonas Fluorescens and a reduction of 92.7% of Staphylococcus Epidermidis compared to 0% reduction for 100% cotton against both bacteria.

Wicking Ability

Horizontal wicking measures how quickly fabric draws moisture away from the skin. The better the rate, the more comfortable the wearer. THEYA Healthcare’s bamboo mix fabric draws moisture away from skin 19% faster than 100% cotton & 118% faster than Amoena’s Frances bra.

Absorbency

Patients experiencing hot flushes from chemo or endocrine therapy, or who have inflamed skin after radiotherapy need a garment that is absorbent. In testing, THEYA Healthcare’s bamboo mix fabric proved 59% more absorbent than 100% cotton and 36% more absorbent than Amoena’s Frances bra.

Structure Of THEYA Healthcare’s Bra

Key Design Features

The design of the THEYA Healthcare post surgery range focuses on reducing irritation, preventing complications and improving patient well-being.
Our seam, label and wire free bras will not irritate sensitive skin, scars or wounds. The wide elastic free underband will not dig in or ride up or interfere with drains. All of our bras can be opened at the front straps for ease of examination and wound dressing.

The Range is Ideal for

– Post cosmetic & reconstructive surgery
– Post breast & thoracic surgery
– Radiotherapy treatment (chest/abdominal/pelvic) – TRAM/DIEP °ap reconstruction
– Laparotomy/laparoscopy
– C-Section/post partum
– Skin disorders

Post Operative Lingerie Catalogue

FLEUR

Back Fastening Post Surgery Comfort Bra
Medium Support
White TL001D
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PEONY WHITE

Front Fastening Post Surgery Comfort Bra with Hook & Eye Medium Support
White TL002D
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PEONY BLACK

Front Fastening Post Surgery Comfort Bra with Hook & Eye Medium Support
Black TL002F
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PEONY (Zip)

Front Fastening Post Surgery Comfort Bra with Zip Medium Support – White TL002C
*Black Coming Autumn 2018
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FLEUR

Back Fastening Post Surgery Comfort Bra
Light Support
Vanilla TL001
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PEONY

Front Fastening Post Surgery Comfort Bra with Hook & Eye Light Support
Vanilla TL002
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PETAL

Post Surgery
Pelvic Support Briefs Medium Support
Vanilla TL004
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ROSE

Post Surgery
Comfort Shorts
Available In
White TL022
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Testimonials & Endorsements

What the professionals say…

“The design is very well thought out without any uncomfortable
seams…The closure at the front has been very well designed
with the fabric cover so everything is smooth and appears
seamless. The adjustable straps give a lot of flexibility post surgery
to allow for greater comfort. There is sufficient space
under the arms to ensure that drains are not impinged…I do
believe the bamboo in the fabric has expedited the healing
of the wound sites.”

- Ms. Valerie Walker

Breast Care Nurse, Spire Thames Valley Hospital, Buckinghamshire

“I introduced THEYA Healthcare’s wonderful range of
bamboo post operative wear to my practice after
extensive research for my patients undergoing breast
and/or abdominal surgery. I have been so impressed
with the garments. My patients love the comfort factor
as they don’t irritate sensitive wounds. Easy to put on,
take off and care for. Simple,pretty,great designs –
Love them! my hunt for the perfect patient garments
has happily ended.”

- Dr. Siun Murphy

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeon, Blackrock Clinic Dublin, Ireland

What the patients say…

“This is the best bra I’ve ever had. I don’t think women who
have had treatment for breast cancer will and a better bra
than this…finally a bra I can wear all day long!”

- Janice Betteridge

“I just wanted to say a huge well done in making this bra…
I can honestly say the bra is perfect. A lot of thought has gone
into this garment and I think it’s probably the best on the
market for ladies in my position.”

- Debra Rice

As Seen In...

BusinessLeader, Apr 2018
Irish Country Living, Jan 2018
be3 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Series, Oct 2017
Forbes Magazine, Oct 2017
Lingerie Insight, Jul 2017

Awards...

Blackbox Connect 22 Female Founder, May 2018
Finalist in 2017 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The
Year™
Winner of Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards 2017
Laureate for Europe

We use only OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified regenerated bamboo fabric. Thanks to strict control of the materials at the point of manufacture, this independent testing for harmful substances precludes risk of allergies or irritation and assures perfect safety for the skin.