“-For 20 years i have been working with care-taking of the breast during the breastfeeding period. Now i am moving on to the large number of women who has undergone a Breast operation, cosmetic and medical. For this postoperative phase we have developed the pad that gives the comfort and healing conditions in this delicate phase.”
Founder and CEO of LANACare
Dr.Panczel‘s Postoperative Pads is the result of a fruitfull cooperation between Dr.Georg Panczel, head of section of plastic surgery at Østfold Hospital Norway, and Jeannette Almstrøm, CEO of LANACare. The purpose was to develop a unique pad that would make the post operational phase for the breast patient optimal in healing as well as comfort. The pads quality is to maintain normal body temperature in the breasts and to prevent hypothermia which can lead to decreased circulation in the Breast skin. Essential features of the wool such as light warmth and breathability naturally contribute to optimising healing process, making it quicker and smoother.
Dr.Panczel’s Postoperative Pads are made in organic merino wool. Only clean and untreated wool is used. Merino wool is incredibly fine and soft, causing no irritation to the skin, therefore can be used even directly to the skin. Wool regulates body temperature naturally and gives warmth without overheating, which promotes blood circulation. Wool has antibacterial properties. It retains warmth even when wet.
The pads should be used as a warming top-bandage during direct post-operative period or even after – as an additional layer of warmth in the bra. Many women continue to use these pads long after the operation. Low temperature can give an unpleasant effect on the treated area. These pads will give the warmth and softness to reduce this uncomfort.
THE DISTINCT QUALITIES OF THE PADS ARE:
• Optimal healing condition
• Incredibly soft wool
DR.GEORG PANCZEL’S TESTIMONY:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
The pads should be put over the bandaged area, under the bra or fixated under the tubigrip.
For women who have undergone mastectomy
These pads are giving a relief right after the surgery. They shall be put on the bandage to give warmth and comfort in this phase.
The pads are soft and give comforting feeling which is so important.
After the healing process it is a great advantage to keep on using the pads. Most women say it comes quite natural, since it is giving such a nice feeling.
For women who have undergone radiation therapy
This is a time when the skin is very affected by the radiation. it can be very difficult and painful to wear material as synthetic or cotton closest to the skin.
The pads are soft to the skin, feels natural and comforting, since wool possess similar featured as human skin. Wool has a calming effect on the skin and is not static.
A good advice is to have the pad closest to the skin inside your bra. This way the pad is protecting the skin under the seams and the material of the bra.
The pads give warm and nice feeling due to the softness and filling structure of the material. It is also the phycological comfort that is there.
For women who use breast prosthesis
Many women have difficulty to keep breast prosthesis closest to the skin. Silicone material might feel unnatural and uncomfortable to the traumatized skin area.
It is recommended to place the pad between the prosthesis and the skin to avoid direct contact with the silicone material.
DR.GEORG PANCZEL’S TESTIMONY:
“As a reconstructive plastic surgeon I was for the first time made aware of your product when my youngest son was born, I was asked by my fiancée to buy some wool breast pads to prevent mastitis. My fiancée is Norwegian and wool/ wool pads have been used by lactating Scandinavian women for some time to prevent and treat mastitis.
In Norway there are an increased number of women with BRCA mutation, these women have an increased risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. The treatment is usually prophylactic mastectomy.
I perform many of these types of surgeries in team with a breast surgeon.
In these procedures the breast surgeon performs a so called skin sparing mastectomy and I as a plastic surgeon then reconstruct the breast usually using implants together with skin- muscle flaps or with the use of acellular dermal plates. The main problem is that the skin coverage over the implant can be very thin and thus have compromised circulation and decreased thermal abilities. I have used your wool pads postoperatively routinely since 2012 to maintain normal body temperature in the breasts and to prevent hypothermia which can lead to yet decreased circulation in the breast skin.
The patients tolerate the pads very good and many continue to use the pads even after many weeks because they find them comfortable and they feel less coldness on the reconstructed breast.”
Consultant, certified plastic surgeon
Head of section, section of plastic surgery, Østfold Hospital Trust, Norway
The pads have been presented to and evaluated by Irene Wapnir MD, Chief of Breast Surgery Stanford Cancer Institute (the testimony can be read below).
IRENE WAPNIR TESTIMONY:
“The pads provide warmth, promote blood flow and potentially reduce ischemic problems to breast skin.”
Irene Wapnir MD
Chief of Breast Surgery
Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, USA
Instructions for use:
Put the pad over the bandaged area.
100% organic merino wool.
Wash as follow:
Gentle hand wash in 30 degrees warm water. Use baby shampoo it is the most gentle detergent for wool.
Rinse in 30 Degrees as well. Press the excess water out in a towel. Let the pads dry over a mild heat source.