After a Mastectomy: How to Choose the Right Breast Form
One of the biggest questions for women who have had a mastectomy is whether to undergo breast reconstruction or to use post-surgery breast forms to balance their silhouette.
There are many reasons why a woman may choose not to have additional surgeries, including health risks or age. Many of these women have found that breast forms are the ideal alternative.
Breast forms are an excellent option for achieving symmetry and allowing you to continue comfortably wearing the clothes you love. They can also help you to avoid posture and back strain from body imbalance.
Before buying post-mastectomy breast forms, there are a few tips to keep in mind to help you choose the right prostheses for your body.
Know your options
Knowing what types of breast forms are available can help you to decide which might be suitable for your needs.
Silicone forms are the most popular style as they afford the most natural weight, shape, and movement. They come in a variety of breast shapes, with or without nipples, and with different types of backing.
Foam or fiberfill breast forms are lightweight and designed to be worn while exercising or sleeping. These lightweight forms are also a good option for women who are still in the recovery phase.
Perma-forms are breast forms that are sewn directly into bras or camisoles. While they don’t offer the same flexibility as other forms, they do provide better security because there is no risk of shifting or slipping during activity.
Schedule a professional fitting
The key to finding the ideal post-mastectomy breast forms is to go for a professional fitting.
At a fitting, the certified fitter will take your measurements and suggest a selection of forms that will add volume where you need it to achieve symmetry.
Don’t be afraid to try on multiple styles and sizes to find the perfect fit. Your priority is to find breast forms that are comfortable and feel natural on your form.
Wear a close-fitting top on the day of the fitting to see how the forms look under your clothes and when you purchase the correct size in a mastectomy bra that is specifically designed to hold your breast form(s) securely you will feel confident and secure!
Have realistic expectations
Breast forms are the best option for women who choose not to undergo reconstructive surgery, as they mimic the look and feel of natural breasts. Even after reconstruction, you may find your bra does not fit and or feel right. Our professional certified fitters will fit you to perfection. The American Care Custom Breast Form is the best option after reconstructive surgery. Our staff of fitters is certified in the latest technology to create your own custom breast form whether after reconstruction or any type of breast surgery.
Ask about breast form care
Just as bras and other delicate lingerie have specific care instructions, so do your breast forms.
Proper care and maintenance can extend the life of your breast forms and ensure they keep their shape. Different types of forms require different care, so talk to talk to the sales assistant at A FITTING EXPERIENCE MASTECTOMY SHOPPE in Margate, Florida about which cleansers and storage options are right for you.
Breast forms are an excellent alternative to breast reconstructive surgery and afford the symmetry you need to wear your clothes comfortably after a mastectomy.
All bodies are different, and the best way to find the right breast forms for your body is with a professional fitting at A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe.
A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe carries a huge range of post-surgery breast forms for sale and likely a covered benefit with your insurance so you can be confident you will find the right breast forms for your body.