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Everything you need to know about mastectomy inserts

We’ve addressed common questions about mastectomy inserts to provide information and support for those navigating life after a mastectomy.

Everything you need to know about mastectomy inserts

Everything you need to know about your mastectomy inserts

Living confidently after a mastectomy is an empowering journey, and mastectomy inserts play a crucial role in helping women feel comfortable. In this article, we have addressed common questions about mastectomy inserts to provide information and support for those navigating life after a mastectomy.

What are mastectomy inserts, and how do they differ from regular bra inserts?

Mastectomy inserts, also known as breast forms, are specially designed prosthetic devices that mimic the natural shape and feel of breasts. Unlike regular bra inserts, mastectomy inserts for bras are created to meet the unique needs of individuals who have undergone a mastectomy or breast surgery. They are available in various shapes, sizes, and materials to cater to different preferences and comfort levels.

Why do I need mastectomy inserts?

Mastectomy inserts serve both aesthetic and practical purposes. They help restore a balanced silhouette, ensuring that clothing fits properly and hangs naturally. Additionally, they offer emotional support by contributing to a sense of normalcy and body confidence.

How do I choose the right mastectomy inserts for me?

Selecting the right mastectomy inserts involves considering factors such as size, shape, weight, and material. Consult with a certified mastectomy fitter who can assess your individual needs and guide you through the available options. Your lifestyle, personal preferences, and the type of clothing you wear will also influence your choice.

Can I swim with mastectomy inserts?

Yes, many mastectomy inserts are designed to be water-friendly, making them suitable for swimming. Look for inserts specifically made for this purpose. These inserts are made from materials that are resistant to damage from water and chlorine, ensuring they retain their shape and comfort. Mastectomy inserts for swimming provide an easy and convenient way to continue doing the things you love.

How do I care for mastectomy inserts?

Proper care is essential to prolong the life of your mastectomy inserts. Clean them according to the manufacturer's instructions, usually with a mild soap and water solution. Avoid exposing them to excessive heat, and store them in a cool, dry place. Regularly inspect the inserts for any signs of wear or damage.

Can I wear mastectomy inserts with any bra?

Mastectomy inserts are designed to be compatible with mastectomy bras, which have pockets to securely hold the inserts in place. It's important to ensure a secure fit and comfortable feel, so experimenting with different bras may be necessary.

Mastectomy inserts play a vital role in helping regain confidence and comfort after breast surgery. Browse our bras for mastectomy inserts and if you have questions or concerns, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional. Or speak to a mastectomy fitter for personalised guidance.