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K&J’s Complete Woman Opens New Locations, Adds New Products
By Vanessa Orr

On Monday, April 2, K & J’s Complete Woman Mastectomy & Wig Boutique held a grand reopening at its new location in Donaldson’s Crossroads in McMurray, PA. Double the square footage, the new location will allow co-owners Kathy Garrison and daughter Kristin Garrison-Smihal to add more products and more private fitting rooms.

K & J’s will continue to provide mastectomy products, compression sleeves, wigs and head coverings and breast pumps, and will also carry compression stockings and hose for those with circulatory issues or venous insufficiency. The boutique will be partnering with Meredith Irwin of spOILs Wellness, a distributor of DoTerra Essential Oils, who in addition to offering educational classes and personal assessments, will carry diffusers and other essential oil products.
“DoTerra products are 100 percent organic and have been substantiated through research,” said Garrison-Smihal. “We wanted to work with a reputable company to provide natural remedies as an adjunct to traditional treatments.”

Garrison-Smihal hopes that the new location will make it even easier for clients to access the boutique and its products. She is especially hopeful that K & J will be able to reach women who could benefit from balance shapers and specialty bras.

“It just breaks my heart that there are women who had lumpectomies with radiation in the past who are now out of balance, but aren’t aware that insurance will cover the products they need because they are no longer in treatment,” said Garrison-Smihal.

Because radiated skin and tissue ages differently, many women who had earlier surgeries are only now dealing with imbalance issues. “When we show them prosthetics specifically designed to deal with imbalance, some of them break into tears,” said Garrison-Smihal.

Women who have had reconstructive surgery may also eligible for balance shapers and bras specifically designed for their needs. “After a mastectomy, it’s not always possible for reconstructed breasts to match perfectly,” said Garrison-Smihal. “These products mimic the shape of the breast and make clients look completely balanced and even.”

Women can feel comfortable going into K & J for a fitting as well. “Our facility is accredited through the American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, and all staff are required to become board-certified mastectomy fitters (CMFs),” said Garrison-Smihal, adding that their experts stay on top of the current research and trends in the industry.

Because both owners are cancer survivors, they understand the emotional aspect of a fitting and try to make it relaxing and fun. “This is a family-owned business, and everyone who works here is like family,” said Garrison-Smihal. “We try to make this a healing experience for our patients; we laugh together, we cry together, and we try to make sure everyone leaves feeling good about their appearance. Once patients come here, they are a part of K&J’s family for life.”

K & J Complete Woman is located at 3901 Washington Road, Ste. 302, McMurray, PA 15317 (next to Walgreens and Taco Bell and above Citizens Bank). Learn more at www.kandjscompletewoman.com, visit them on Facebook or call 412-835-5093.

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