Tuesday, December 8, 2009

After Breast Cancer…. Prosthetic Breast Forms

Do I need a Mastectomy Bra?
How do I choose the right Mastectomy Bra?
How do I care for my Mastectomy Bras?
How will I know my Bra Size or Cup Size?
Can I wear Underwire bras after a Mastectomy?
How much do Mastectomy Bras Cost?
How Do I Care for My Prosthetic Breast Forms?



Let me answer your questions! All the information you need on Mastectomy Bras.

Do you need a Mastectomy Bra? Yes! Here’s why.
• If you have had a Bi-Lateral Mastectomy and you’re thinking along the lines of “I’m quite happy living with the new me” Please get advice on this because you may find over time you will slouch. One of the reasons we have breasts is to improve our posture and it’s the natural physiology of our bodies. This may start to happen after approximately one to two years.
• Single Mastectomy- Like the Bi-Lateral Mastectomy it is due to the Physiology of the females bodies. You may find that it will put you off balance, some women have found that they fall over or are unable to walk in a straight line.
• Seek as much information as possible.

How do I choose the right Mastectomy Bra?
When your looking at your prosthetic breast forms a cool little trick to know is that a good quality breast form should bounce back when you touch it. When you cuddle someone you want your breast form to bounce straight back to it’s original shape. A poor quality prosthetic will discolour, get air pockets and become lumpy, however all of these things are warranty issues so take it back to the supplier.

Like all bras you get good quality and not so good quality, it varies so you need look for good quality materials, shape and a well structured bra.

It must be professionally fitted! Otherwise it will be extremely uncomfortable for you and you’re wasting your money.


How will I know my Bra Size or Cup Size?
It is recommended that you get fitted with a prosthetic that is the same cup size as you were prior to your Mastectomy.

Can I wear Underwire bras after a Mastectomy?
For the first 12 months it is best to wear a non underwire bra because your scar is sensitive and it will irritate and maybe even hurt. But you can buy Mastectomy bras that will still give you a great shape.

How much do Mastectomy Bras Cost?
Mastectomy Bras range from AU$52 up to AU$140- the life span of your bra should be 2 years.

Prosthetic Breast Forms range from AU$237.50 up to $459.00
The price depends on the weight of the forms because they are available in 3 different weights-
Full Weight Breast Form- Is the natural weight of a breast.
15% Lighter- Is 15% lighter then the natural weight of a breast.
30% Lighter- Is 30% lighter then the natural weight of a breast.

How do I care for my Prosthetic Breast Forms?
Think of you prosthetic breast form like your body. You wash it everyday when you take it off. Use wool mix and warm water and gently wash the form and let it dry before you wear it again.


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2 comments:

dharmesh said...

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Bra Queen said...

Thank you! That means alot :)

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