Breast Shapers Fitting Guide and FAQ
How to determine the right size, shape and thickness for your Amoena Balance Partial breast enhancer
How to Measure for Your Partial Breast Enhancer
First, consider which shape will work best for you. The Amoena Balance portfolio of breast shapers offers you four shapes to choose from:
A New Fitting Method for Thickness
We developed the fitting method below to help you find the best thickness for your breast shaper needs.
Finding the Cross-Cup Difference
The cross-cup is the measured width between the front centre of the bra (at your sternum) to the side seam. The method works best if you’re wearing a soft cup (wire-free) bra.For a more precise measurement, measure in centimetres:
1. Measure the cross-cup on your non-surgery side
2. Measure the cross-cup on your surgery side
3. Subtract the width of step 2 from the width of step 1
4. The total is the Cross-Cup Difference (CCD)
Now, to find the correct thickness, use your CCD:
CCD < 1 cm = Thin
CCD 1-2 cm = Medium
CCD >2 cm = Volume
FAQs about Balance Partial Breast Prosthesis
Q: What kind of bra do you recommend for a Balance partial breast shaper fitting?
A: The measurement method works best if you’re wearing a wire-free bra that is not padded.
Q: Should Balance shapers be worn in the pocket of a mastectomy bra?
A: Actually, it is recommended to wear Balance directly on the skin and not in the pocket. If you perspire a lot or it is a hot climate outside you can try to put the partial in the pocket as well. We also offer Balance Contact if you prefer an adhesive breast shaper.
Q: Does the ‘CCD’ measuring method work for the Ellipse and Varia shapes as well?
A: This method is only verified for Thin Oval, Medium Delta and Volume Delta, because the Varia and Ellipse shapes are only made in one thickness.
Q: Can the Thin Oval be worn in different positions, too?
A: Absolutely, this kind of shaper can be turned as needed to create the best coverage and symmetry.
Q: Where can I find a certified fit specialist if I have more Balance fitting questions?
A: Use our Store Locator to find a fit specialist near you.