Mastectomy Bra and Breast Forms: Fitting Guide and Size Chart

As a leading provider of mastectomy forms and accessories, mastectomyforms.com provides the ample amount of resources and support to ensure you find the right mastectomy bra, breast form, and size.

After mastectomy it is really difficult to figure out the right size for the bra. A study revealed that over 78% of women were wearing the wrong size.  And they were amazed at how much better they can look and feel when wearing the right size.

Mastectomy Bra and Breast Forms: Fitting Guide and Size Chart

Keep these points in mind for the best fit and maintenance:

  • Remember, size changes with time. Weight fluctuation of even 5 pounds can change your bra size.
  • Buy at least 2 bras at a time: one to wear and another to wash.
  • Wear seamless bras under clingy garments. It gives better shape, comfort and confidence.
  • Depending on how often it is worn, a mastectomy bra can last upto 6 months.
  • Back of the bra and shoulder straps supports the weight of your breasts and it should be adjusted accordingly.
  • Ensure the breasts do not bulge above the bra or underarm arm edges and are well contained within the cup. If it happens then the cup is too small.
  • As compared to other bras, mastectomy bras wear out quicker that can cause your breast form to pull away leading to a heavy feeling and back pain.
  • Go for thicker straps if cup size is large.
  • Molded cups provide better and natural shaping and are a good choice for large-sized women.
  • Wear correct bra size that fits properly to avoid any crease or distortion.
  • After washing, it takes 48 hours for the lycra (spandex) in the bra to retain its regular support.
  • Get your breast form checked in every six months to ensure that it fits correctly and is in a good condition.
  • Standard silicone form has feel and texture of natural breast. It stays unchanged even under water.
  • Do not use silicone breast form for more than two years.
  • Do not use foam breast form for more than 6 months.
  • Foam breast forms are also to be hand washed in mild soap and water. Rinse thoroughly and then air dry.
  • Hand-wash your breast forms with a mild soap that is safe for the skin.
  • Rinse thoroughly and towel dry.
  • Do not use cleaning solvents or bleach on either silicone or foam forms.
  • Be careful not to tear outer skin of breast form.

Mastectomy Bra and Breast Forms: Fitting Guide and Size Chart

We recommend Amoena Balance Contact Delta Symmetrical Breast Form which is perfect for naturally uneven breasts and for women after breast saving surgery radiotherapy or reconstruction. It features a skin-friendly adhesive on the back layer that allows the shaper to adhere directly to the body following every movement.

Our best seller, Trulife A Supreme Breast Form has an asymmetrical shape which replaces tissue on the upper chest and underarm. It has concave back that can accommodate excess tissue and recommended for women who have undergone bilateral or extensive surgeries.

Mastectomy Bra and Breast Forms: Fitting Guide and Size Chart

Try ABC Adore Mastectomy Bra Style 502, it is beautiful and feminine without becoming pretentious. This pocketed bra features an intricate lace detailing at the band and a microfiber fabric that provides comfort and style. The high side panel add another level of comfort and wearability and comes with interchangeable straps in both the bra colour as well as clear. You can find the size chart here.

 

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