Meet Shellie Graf, owner and founder of ELEGANT ESSENTIALS. Shellie was initially certified in orthotic and prosthetic fittings in 1982. She is a Board-Certified Fitter who has acted on her passion of helping women after breast surgery.
In 1993, she created ELEGANT ESSENTIALS to provide women the most personal and private service in the most personal and private setting, which at that time was in their home. In 1998, she opened her first location in Medina and has since opened her second location in Mentor in the Discount Drug Mart plaza.
With an incredibly dedicated staff, women can expect ELEGANT ESSENTIALS to surpass their expectations. Whether you seek a solution as a result of a mastectomy, lumpectomy, reconstruction, asymmetry, (uneven breasts), or simply because you’re uncomfortable in your everyday bras, ELEGANT ESSENTIALS has the answer with an extensive selection of products, years of experience and the most personal, compassionate service you can imagine.
“We look forward to serving your special needs”, says Graf. “Once our precious ladies call us, we take every step to spoil them from start to finish. By that I mean we obtain their required prescription and verify their insurance coverage in advance so that we may process insurance claims on their behalf as most of these items are covered by insurance”, Graf says.
From the most innovative breast prostheses that are custom made to each individual woman, to a large selection of breast forms, fashionable pocketed bras, specially engineered clothing with pockets to hold the protheses in place, pocketed swim wear, a large hat and headwear department, compression sleeves for lymphedema to gifts and jewelry, ELEGANT ESSENTIALS was created to provide practically everything a woman would need pre-surgery, post-surgery and for the fulfilling years to follow.