Those who survive breast cancer through surgery have a challenging task navigating the world of mastectomy bras and prostheses. Breast surgery is a difficult transition to negotiate in and of itself so there should not be any further concern about shopping for a mastectomy prosthesis and bra during the recovery period. At MastectomyShop.com, we have bra experts who can help find the best mastectomy bra for your personal post-surgery need. We specialize in Jodee mastectomy bras which are comfortable, stylish and most important, affordable.
Fitting a Breast Form with Jodee Mastectomy Bras
As soon as healing is completed after surgery, a woman should get fitted with a mastectomy prosthesis, also known as a breast form. These are usually made of silicone gel inside a soft, flexible plastic shell. Jodee mastectomy bras come in a wide range of cup sizes, shapes and colors in order that they match the existing breast as close as possible.
At MastectomyShop.com, we can also have a custom prosthesis made which can create a breast form that is most like the breast that is remaining in a situation where a single mastectomy surgery was performed. Although custom forms are typically more expensive than off-the-shelf ones, it is more important to us that a woman feels good about the way she looks.
Single mastectomy patients should be fitted with a breast form in the same cup size as the existing breast, while bilateral mastectomy patients are usually most comfortable with breast forms that are the same size as their former cup size. The right breast form will fit closely to the chest without any gaps or air pockets and does not slip from side to side.
Fitting a Mastectomy Bra
Once the right prosthesis has been found, then this can be used to fit the new mastectomy bra. Jodee mastectomy bras have built-in pockets to hold the breast forms firmly in place and are fitted the same way that a regular bra is fitted.
A mastectomy bra that fits properly rests firmly against the body but does not cut into the skin. After removal, there should be not marks or indentations left in the skin. Most important, the bra should be comfortable and provide you with the confidence you need to look and feel great. At MastectomyShop.com, we can help every woman find the Jodee bra that is perfect for her.