Breast Prosthesis in Coral Springs
If you are a breast cancer survivor or someone you love is in the process of recovering from a mastectomy in South Florida, you want to know your options for restoring your natural shape. Breast reconstruction surgery by a board-certified plastic surgeon is one option. Another option is to wear breast prostheses, otherwise known as breast forms.
Types of Breast Forms
Breast forms come in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials, and skin tones and are available in silicone or foam.
Many women choose foam breast forms if they are newly recovering from surgery because these are reported as being the most comfortable type of prostheses. They are also machine-washable and resistant to damage by saltwater or chlorine.
Silicone breast forms feel and look the most realistic and they feel most like natural breast tissue. However, most doctors recommend waiting until you are fully healed before wearing silicone prosthesis due to the added weight on the chest wall.
Silicone and foam forms are available in asymmetrical versions, where one is meant for the left side and one for the right. This allows for a better fit and is suitable for women who have had a unilateral mastectomy or lumpectomy and need added volume underneath the armpit. There are also symmetrical style forms that allow you to wear them on either side of your body.
Wearing Breast Forms
There are also several options for wearing breast forms. You can wear them directly on your chest wall if you choose the adhesive or magnetic options, or with a special mastectomy bra or camisole. Make sure you aren’t overly sensitive to the adhesive, as you don’t want your breast prosthesis to cause a rash.
If you’re a swimmer, there are swim forms and ultralight swim forms that weigh less than regular breast forms and are made from materials that will not be damaged by excessive exposure to ocean or pool water. We also offer an ultralight version made from aerated silicone for competitive and dedicated swimmers.
If you want an excellent, form-fitting breast form, meet with a certified fitter at A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe for a one-on-one consultation. Call us today on (954)-658-8904 to schedule your appointment.
At specialty shops like A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe in Coral Springs, FL, we use state-of-the-art technology to scan your dimensions so your prosthesis will fit your torso perfectly. We also carry a wide range of skin colors so we can match your skin tone exactly.
Recovery is a long and arduous process, and we want to help you on the road to health. At A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe, we carry all the breast forms and accouterments you need to get back to doing the things you love. Call us today at (954)-568-8904 to book your appointment, or for more information on our products and services.