In The Fitting Room: Mastectomy Bras and Prosthesis Fittings

In The Fitting Room: Mastectomy Bras and Prosthesis Fittings

21st Jun 2018

If you’ve decided not to go through additional surgery after your mastectomy, you’re probably investigating your alternatives. A prosthesis could be a great fit for you; a breast form that has the right weight and feels like you. If you chat with other women who’ve been through this, they’ll tell you an expert fitting will help you find your perfect form.

Our fittings are considered and respectful, a process we’ve refined with your feedback. We want you to walk out with a custom-designed prosthesis that either fits into your existing bra or in a purpose-designed pocketed bra. To make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible, bring a plus-one along to your fitting; a friend or someone special who puts you at ease. It’s normal to feel nervous or emotional, and we get it can be confronting having someone see your surgery scars, especially if this is your first fitting. Our female fitters are sensitive to your vulnerability, having undergone training to support women in this space.

We’ll put you at ease as we try out products best suited to your particular surgery. Our priority is to protect your privacy throughout the whole process, even as we verify your bra size. To find a match for your natural breast, regarding shape, size and weight, we’ll fit you with a form that champions the way you live your life. To do that, we get to know you – how active you are, what your breast size was, and whether you’d like your prosthesis to be the same, or go up or down a size. You deserve to be comfortable and fully embrace your body.

Because every make and material feels distinctly different on your skin, or in the bra, you’ll know when it feels right. Don’t worry if your form feels weird at first; it can take a while to get used to it. Always trust your instincts – if it continues to feel awkward or is conspicuous under your clothes – it’s not the right fit. Our expert fitters know what to look for to make sure your breast form doesn’t impede the flow of lymph fluid or provoke swelling in your arm.

Pack your comfy t-shirt and your go-to bra (we’ve all got favourites), so you can see if your prosthesis looks symmetrical and discreet under your clothes. If you forget yours – we’ve got one here for you. If you’re not happy with your existing bra, our fitters will work with you to find the perfect mastectomy bra. Specially-designed, our post-op bras have pockets to keep your form in place and stop misshaping.

If you think post-op bras have to be matronly and practical – think again. Our bras are a triple threat: fabulous, fashionable and comfortable.

Book in advance to come in for an expert-fitting in our Penrith store; Tues to Sat all day from 9am-5pm. Set aside around one hour to find your fit.

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