How to select a prosthesis bra

Weight, shape and size are the primary parameters to determining the correct prosthesis or prosthesis bra. The type of operation you’ve had is also an essential factor. A prosthesis should conform to your daily life and accommodate your level of activity. You can read more about our different breast prosthesis models here. There are also three different types of “fullness of body”: less full-bodied, medium-bodied, and full-bodied. We advise you begin with your own "blind test" — get a sense for the different breast prostheses to figure out which feeling and weight suits you best, but without checking how it looks. Once you have found one you’re comfortable, then you can see how it looks.

When it comes to bras, make sure to look for the following:

1. Adjustable shoulder straps.

2. Sufficient covering in the cup at the front.

3. Sufficient covering in the cup on the sides.

4. Sufficient space between the cups.

5. Good support underneath the arms.

6. Sufficiently elastic material.

7. Prosthesis pockets that are easy to use.

8. Good support underneath the bust.

9. Adequate chest straps and loops, at least two rows.

1- Less full-bodied The centre of gravity for the breast tissue lies in the lower part of the cup. It is a form more common in slightly older women who may have softer breast tissue, as they may be looking for a prosthesis and bra with more bulk at the bottom and a bit smaller at the top.

2 - Medium-bodied< There is as much tissue at the top as there is towards the bottom. The breast has a clearly rounded shape in both the lower and upper sections.

3 - Full-bodied This is the roundest profile, and requires a full-bodied prosthesis as well as a bra with substantial support, one that can provide coverage on both the top and bottom. A full-bodied profile can also mean greater width along with the increased fullness. A bra with a larger capacity is often needed in these instances.

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