Author Archives: Shan

Even for a full-cup bra, it’s good to have friends.

We’ve got a friend and her name is Emme. You might remember Emme, the super-gorgeous plus-size model who changed the face of the plus-size fashion and model industry in the 1990’s. Amoena has partnered with this supermodel, TV personality, mom … Continue reading

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Young Survivors: You Have A Friend

The American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2011-2012 estimates that in 2011, 288,130 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Of this, an estimated 13,110 will be under the age of 40. Young women with breast cancer face many … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Breast Cancer Genes: Real or Science Fiction?

This is one of those things that make you go, “Hmmm…” Last January, I was reading Utne Reader magazine when I came across the article, “Humanoid Rights.” It was about how the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was studying science fiction … Continue reading

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Just in time for National Coffee Day: Women, Coffee and Depression Risks

Happy National Coffee Day! Yes, there is such a thing, which I discovered early this morning as I found myself in the Starbucks drive-thru. We have quite the coffee culture here at Amoena so today had us celebrating. National Coffee … Continue reading

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Getting a PurFit during tissue expansion

This month, Amoena will be introducing our new adjustable enhancer, PurFit, to the members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you’ve had reconstruction and gone through the tissue expansion process, you know how important it is to have … Continue reading

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After Breast Surgery: Adhesive Nipples

After breast surgery, your natural nipple may have been compromised. It may have been removed or left misshapen and for many women, this is yet another blow in losing a part of their femininity. After reconstruction many women may choose … Continue reading

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Amoena Community Stories in Six Words

Are you familiar with the Six-Word Memoir®? I first stumbled upon this intriguing idea when I opened up a bottle of Honest Tea. (I love Honest Tea. One might say I am addicted, but that’s for another post.) I found … Continue reading

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Amoena Mia: A girl’s new best friend

Summer is here and like many across the country, I’m greeted daily with a dose of heat and humidity. And what does humidity do? It makes even the most straight of hair curl and for us girls, it brings on … Continue reading

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Later Amoena, Hello Farm

Recently, my husband and I worked on a farm. For us city folk, this was quite an unusual thing to do and you may wonder if we did it on purpose…which we did. This recent experience is another part of … Continue reading

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Breast Forms: Then and Now

Before I came to Amoena in 1997 I had no idea what a breast form was. Oh sure, I knew about arm and leg prostheses but a breast prosthesis? Really? And, as you can probably imagine, my new job at … Continue reading

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