Fitter’s Tip #1
Your size changes over time. Trying a new size can lead to a better fit.
Fitter’s Tip #2
A five pound weight gain or loss can change your bra size.
Fitter’s Tip #3
It is good to have at least one bra to wear, one to wash and one ready to wear.
Fitter’s Tip #4
Standard silicone is the closest in texture and feel to a natural breast. It also holds it’s shape in water.
Fitter’s Tip #5
Medicare approves one silicone breast form every two years. Two silicone forms for bilateral.
Fitter’s Tip #6
Seamless bras are a great choice to wear under more clingy garments.
Fitter’s Tip #7
The average functional life of a mastectomy bra is three to six months depending on how often it is worn.
Fitter’s Tip #8
Wear the correct size bra that fits properly and does not force the breast form into a different shape causing the form to crease or to be distorted.
Fitter’s Tip #9
Waterproof, Weighted Your breast form should be checked every six months to make sure the fit is correct and that it is in good condition.
Fitter’s Tip #10
The weight of your breasts should be supported through the back of the bra; shoulder straps should be adjusted accordingly.
Fitter’s Tip #11
After washing, it takes 48 hours for the lycra (spandex) in the bra to retain its regular support.
Fitter’s Tip #12
Breasts should be well contained within the cup. Bulging above the bra or underarm edges means the cup is too small.
Fitter’s Tip #13
Remember that Medicare or your insurance allow you 6 bras every 6 months to make up for the extra wear and tear on mastectomy bras.
Fitter’s Tip #14
Breast form prosthesis are considered a medical device and are regulated by the FDA.
Fitter’s Tip #15
Mastectomy bras wear out and stretch, losing their elasticity quicker than other bras. This can cause your breast form to pull away from your chest wall, causing a heavy feeling and back strain.
Fitter’s Tip #16
A breast form is not merely for cosmetic reasons. When a breast is removed the body is no longer in balance and will compensate with slight curving of the spine and “shoulder drop”. Both conditions can lead to chronic lower back pain.
Fitter’s Tip #17
Thicker straps are a good choice for larger cup sizes (C, D, DD).
Fitter’s Tip #18
Molded cups give more natural shaping.
Fitter’s Tip #19
Molded cups are a good choice for larger size women.
Fitter’s Tip #20
Medicare approves one foam breast form every six months, two for bilateral.
Fitter’s Tip #21
Going strapless? Go down a cup size for that perfect glove-like fit!