Mastectomy Products

Breast Forms/ Prosthesis / Bras

 

Mastectomy product information

Many things have to be considered when fitting a breast prosthesis (breast form), such as the breast size, shape, contour, scarring, chest wall variances, type of surgery, edema, comfort and style. Many boutiques and lingerie stores sell mastectomy wear online with directions on how to fit. The fitters at BodyMed do not always agree with this type of fitting unless absolutely necessary. If a client is familiar with a particular prosthesis, or has had a previous fitting, or lives in a rural area we would certainly order/re-order a breast form for them but all manufacturers and sizing are not equal. We prefer a personal visit with us at the store to provide an accurate fitting and to show our clients a variety of options to help them through this difficult process.

Brands We Carry:

Brands of mastectomy products carried in Burlington Store

We Recommend your first fitting is done in-store by our certified fittersBreast Prosthesis (Breast Forms)

We carry breast forms/prosthesis in full size ranges from 1-17. We have partials as well, for women who have had a lumpectomy or a partial mastectomy. We have regular and lightweight breast forms, breast forms that adhere to the chest wall and several different types of swim/exercise forms.

We also have “fill ins” that balance a breast that may be a bit smaller than the other. For women having reconstruction we have other options available. Amoena Purefit can fill in sizing differences when having breast expanders put in during reconstruction. We carry silicone breast forms and swim forms from a few different manufacturers including; Amoena, Janac Sportswear (Been-a-Boob) and Trulife.

Almost 50% of the cost of a silicone breast form is covered by the Assistive Devices Program(ADP) in Ontario. If you have private work insurance the balance is paid by them. We have the ADP forms in the store and we will fill them out for you and mail them same day as purchase. We do require your health card number for these forms.

Been-A-Boob breast prosthesisThe Been-A-Boob® is a unique breast prosthesis / breast form which is made of soft fabric with a special filling which imitates a natural breast. It is lightweight, comfortable and cool. It will fit into any regular mastectomy bra, or swimsuit. After surgery many women find their chest area is uneven. The Been-A-Boob® breast form will fill in those areas and help to make them look like they did before their surgery. Thus, whether you are running a marathon, participating in an exercise class, or working around the house, nobody will know you are wearing a prosthesis. This breast form is perfect for swimming, exercising gardening or everyday wear.

Natura breast formNatura Breast Forms

Following breast surgery you want to be sure that your breast form fits beautifully and looks natural. The Amoena Natura range of breast forms are designed to drape softly, so that they closely resemble the fall of a woman’s own breast. With an outline that’s as natural as it was before surgery, you’ll feel comfortable and confident – no-one will know you’re wearing a prosthesis. 3 different drapes (shallow, average, full) with many different shapes and sizes ranging from 1-17.

Benefits

Designed to give a more natural feeling and appearance, this breast form moves naturally with the body and flattens when lying down. It’s soft texture – Natura ultra-soft silicone layer. Fresh feel, temperature-balancing and covered in the new Super Soft film for a silky touch. Natura breast forms are supplied in a soft carry-case for discreet storage.

Partial shaper breast formBalance – Perfect after a lumpectomy

Amoena’s Balance partial shapers enhance your silhouette whether you’re wearing a low-cut evening dress or a form-fitting t-shirt. Uneven breasts are common, and the Amoena Balance provides a fashionable, invisible solution. The tapered edges and soft, lifelike silicone ensure a smooth, natural look — even if you’re missing tissue form a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy.

Active FlowActive Flow

The Active Flow is a non silicone active-lifestyle breast form. It offers the perfect combination of beads and molded spacer fabric to provide a flattering, natural profile, whether active or lying down. Perfect for swimming, jogging and gardening.

The Active Flow breast form features:

  •         Molded, fast-dry spacer fabric
  •         Breathable foam for support and structure
  •         Lightweight beads do not absorb water and dry quickly
  •         Flattering, natural profile, whether active or lying down
  •         Water resistant satin drawstring bag can be used to carry a wet swimsuit or other damp items
  •         Satin garment loop can be used to pin into a garment

Fitting a Mastectomy(Pocketed) bra!

Fitting a mastectomy bra for someone is not an exact science even for the most professional fitters. Bra fitters must consider it a private and very personal procedure – especially if a woman has recently undergone breast surgery for Breast Cancer.
Many things have to be considered when fitting a mastectomy bra or breast prosthesis (breast form), such as the breast size, shape, contour, scarring, chest wall variances, type of surgery, edema, comfort and style.

Many boutiques and lingerie stores sell mastectomy bras online with directions on how to fit a bra. The fitters at BodyMed Boutique do not always agree with this type of fitting unless absolutely necessary.

If a woman is familiar with a particular bra, has worn it before and has had a previous fitting, or she lives in a rural area we would certainly re-order a bra for her online but all bra manufacturers and sizing are not equal. One bra in a size you already have, may not be the same with a different manufacturer. We carry mastectomy bras from a variety of manufacturers and we’re sure we have a style and fit that will make you feel like yourself again.

At BodyMed Boutique we pride ourselves on making a mastectomy bra fitting the best experience it can be under the circumstances. We are certified professional fitters with private fitting rooms for your comfort. Our many years of experience will provide you with exceptional care and attention to detail, ensuring the best fitting possible. We guarantee it!

Call us 289.337.1508 or email us today to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.