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How to Choose a Breast Prosthesis or Breast Forms
To achieve the best fit possible, Park Mastectomy Supply offers many types of breast forms (breast prosthesis) in multiple shapes and sizes to meet any mastectomy need. For the optimal fit, our goal is to match your existing breast, and we are here to assist you in any way.
If you need personal guidance, please email Janet Park at
JLpark423@aol.com or call (866) 699-9612 Pacific Standard Time, 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Please note that your doctor may advise you to wear a poly-fill breast form or a foam breast form for 6-8 weeks and then be fitted for a silicone breast form.
Breast forms (breast prosthesis) may be silicone, foam, or poly-fill . These are all approiate at different times in your mastectomy recovery.
Silicone breast forms are soft and closely resemble the natural breast. There are many attributes available in silicone breast forms such as, lightweight, contact (attachable), heat reduction technology, moldable back, and swim forms.
Lightweight silicone breast forms are 25%-35% lighter than standard weight silicone forms.
Contact breast forms or attachable breast forms adhere directly to the skin and may relieve pressure on the shoulders. This also gives you the choice for lower-cut clothing.
Advanced heat reduction technology built into breast forms offer relief from perspiration. This type form is more comfortable. Trulife's BodiCool and Amoena's Comfort + breast forms fill this need.
Moldable back breast forms have a soft back layer inside the breast form that adapts to an uneven chest wall to give a close, gentle fit for added comfort.
The swim form has a protective shield over the silicone to allow use in chlorine and salt water. The Amoena 149 swim form is our best seller.
There are 4 shapes available in breast forms: triangle, teardrop, oval, and heart-shaped. Each shape fits a specific need for the customer.
- Triangle breast forms are the most versatile, fitting a variety of body and surgery types. This form most closely resembles the mature breast with a shallow profile fit (more breast tissue below the nipple than above). The breast form should be worn with the smallest curve at the top of the bra cup.
- The teardrop breast form has a taper at the top extension which may be positioned in any direction for an optimal fit.
- Oval breast forms have a natural full profile, and are recommended for use after bilateral surgeries. They also fit well in underwire and soft cup mastectomy bras.
- Heart shape breast forms are versatile and can be positioned in any direction for best fit, and also fit well with underwire bras.
- Many silicone breast forms are available in tawny or sable colors.
Silicone breast forms are also available in either asymmetrical or symmetrical shape.
- Asymmetric breast forms replace the missing breast tissue at upper chest wall and underarm for more radical mastectomy surgeries. They are side-specific either right or left breast.
- Symmetric breast forms fit a variety of body types and surgeries, and fit either right or left breast.
Partial breast forms, shapers, equalizers, enhancers, and shell breast forms are silicone forms used after lumpectomies and partial mastectomy. They help to balance uneven breast size or shape after reconstruction, and help to enhance smaller breasts.
Your profile fit needs to be determined when choosing a silicone breast form. There are three profile fits: shallow, average, and full.
- Shallow fit describes the more mature breast with more soft breast tissue that fits lower in the bra cup.
- Average fit describes equal breast tissue above and below the nipple with firm breast tissue.
- Full fit has a round appearance which requires a mastectomy bra that the bottom of the cup supports the breast forms and the top provides more coverage for upper part of the breast.
Foam breast forms (polyurethane) are used after mastectomy when a lightweight form is needed. They are lighter and cooler than silicone breast forms; however, they do not drape like the natural breast. The forms are used for post-surgery, leisure and/or moderate activities. There are two types of foam forms: weighted or non-weighted.
- Weighted foam breast forms have a small metal core that assists in keeping the form from shifting.
Non-Weighted foam breast forms are lighter and less expensive.
Poly-fill breast forms are soft puffs of medical-grade fiber that are worn with post mastectomy camisoles or leisure mastectomy bras during your mastectomy recovery. Some forms have an opening which allows ladies to remove some of the fiber for a more customized fit. Poly-fill forms are the least expensive option of all breast forms.
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How to Choose Post Mastectomy Bras
All Park Mastectomy Supply mastectomy bras have pockets in both cups so that you may wear a breast prosthesis in either the right or left side.
Choosing a well-fitting bra after mastectomy will make a difference in your comfort and peace of mind.
UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT BREAST PROFILES CAN YIELD THE BEST FIT.There are three distinct profiles to describe breast shape: shallow, average, and full. The profile type is not
dependent on cup size. For example a D cup may actually have a shallow profile and an A cup may have a full profile.
The breast tissue drapes in the lower cup of the bra and is often seen on the mature woman with soft breast tissue. The shallow profile customer requires a bra with a small bottom cup to push the breast tissue up.
There is an equal amount of breast tissue on the top and bottom of the breast, with a more rounded appearance in the upper cup area. The average profile customer usually has firm breast tissue and a round profile.
Full profile breast has the roundest appearance. The full profile customer requires a bra that provides not only bottom cup support but also support and coverage for the upper part of the breast.
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Answers to Your Mastectomy Recovery Problems
Mastectomy Bra rides up: First check your bra straps to see if they are adjusted to give you an uplifting snug fit. Wide band mastectomy bras prevent bra ride-up, and many bilateral mastectomy ladies prefer these bras.
*Jodee 1515 Embrace Mastectomy Bra
*Jodee 2105 Celebration Plus Mastectomy Bra
*Nearly Me 610 Lace Wide Band Mastectomy Bra
Light weight breast forms: After your mastectomy recovery, you may be looking for light weight breast forms. Silicone breast forms are the most lifelike. Some of our favorites are the: ABC 1022, ABC 1031, ABC 10272, Amoena 254, Amoena 340, and Amoena 341 light weight breast forms.
Mastectomy recovery: During your mastectomy recovery, you may be more comfortable with Ladies First recovery camisoles, mastectomy bras, and other mastectomy recovery clothing.
Bilateral mastectomy (double mastectomy): The Jodee Perma-Form mastectomy bras
have built-in foam breast prosthesis, which allow you to just put on your bra and go... no stuffing breast forms in each bra
cup. Jodee 3308 is a popular choice for many bilateral mastectomy ladies. A bilateral mastectomy my also require lighter breast forms. Search "light breast forms" with our search feature to see what we offer.
Drooping shoulder straps: The Jodee 95 cross back straps attaches easily and holds your bra straps in place.
Shoulder pain from bra straps: Many mastectomy bras have cushioned super straps to prevent painful shoulder digging.
Jodee 3201 and ABC 103 are two options for solving this problem. Also Amoena 092 bra strap cushions help alleviate Shoulder pain.
Shoulder pain from heavy breast forms: Park Mastectomy Supply has many choices of lightweight breast forms, which are 25%-35% lighter than standard weight silicone breast forms. The ABC 1041 Ultra Light Triangle Breast Form
is an excellent lightweight breast form.
Sunken chest wall or excessive tissue loss after mastectomy: ABC's 10243
Convex Triangle breast form utilizes innovative technology to help keep the fullness against your chest wall where more tissue replacement may be needed.
Uneven breasts after lumpectomy or reconstruction: Nearly Me's 250
Triangle Equalizer, Nearly Me's 270
Oval Equalizer, Jodee 70
Perfect Contour Breast Form,
Evenly You Triangle Breast Forms are best sellers at Park Mastectomy Supply.
Full figure plus size mastectomy bras: Many of our manufacturers have Plus Size Mastectomy Bras
. ABC, Amoena, Anita Jodee, Nearly Me, Classique, and Trulife all have beautiful mastectomy bras in plus sizes.
Need mastectomy sports bra: Amoena's Performance Sports Mastectomy Bra 2654/2658 and Anita's 5300X
are excellent choices for full support.
Need a strapless mastectomy bra: ABC's 112
Strapless Mastectomy Bra is one of our best sellers! Also comes with convertible straps to make it a halter bra, criss-cross straps for summer dresses or tops, and a pair of clear straps.
Need mastectomy leisure wear or nightwear: Wear Ease
and Gentle Touch
both carry pajamas in soft and comfortable cotton-blend materials for after mastectomy comfort.
Need scarf or turban to wear during chemotherapy treatments: Amoena Headscarves
in cotton or silk, and jersey knit night caps in colors that complement a woman's complexion and wardrobe.
Need a mastectomy recovery gift suggestion for family member or friend: ABC's breast form carrying case for breast prosthesis comes in a stylish pink design. Check out
Mastectomy Recovery Recovery
category on first page of Park Mastectomy website.
Need mastectomy bathing suit: Amoena
both have many quality and low-priced mastectomy swimwear choices for your selection. Jodee mastectomy swimwear is chlorine resistant.
Swim forms: The Amoena 149, Trulife 630, Anita 1054, and Nearly Me 360 are all comfortable and high quality swim forms.
Seamless mastectomy bras: All of the manufactures we represent offer beautiful seamless mastectomy bras. Some of our favorites are the: ABC 505, Amoena 2184, Classique 738, and the Anita 7556X.
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