Breast Forms & Shapers
If you have experienced any type of breast surgery, such as a full mastectomy, partial mastectomy, lumpectomy, breast conserving surgery, or reconstruction, there are many emotional and aesthetic benefits to having one.
- Change your appearance: For most women, the greatest benefit of a prosthesis is to restore their "usual" appearance after going through surgery.
- Protect your surgical scar: A soft breast prosthesis can provide a cushion as your incisions heal.
- Prevent your bra from moving around: A well-fitted prosthesis can hold your bra in place so that it fits securely and will not irritate your tender post-surgery skin.
- Help you maintain good balance: Many women are surprised that a mastectomy or even a lumpectomy can change their center of gravity. A prosthesis may help with this.
Prostheses are available in different sizes, shapes, and skin tones. They can be asymmetrical, meaning designed only for the left or right side, or symmetrical, designed to work on either side. We can also create a custom breast prosthesis that will match your skin tone and fit the unique contours of our chest wall following surgery.
Different materials (silicone, foam, fiberfill, or cotton) are used to make breast prostheses. Some forms have "nipples" and others are completely smooth. There are even forms available for active sports, including swimming.
What you decide to get will largely depend on your lifestyle and personal preferences.
In addition to a full breast prosthesis, we also have a large selection of partial breast prosthesis, which help to fill out your bra on your surgery side if you've had a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy and can also be used after uneven reconstruction . "Partials or shapers" are made of silicone, foam rubber, or fiberfill. A partial breast prosthesis can be tucked into your regular bra or into the pocket of a mastectomy bra.
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