Go backWhat Is A Mastectomy Form?
Mastectomy form, also known as a breast form, is an artificial breast made of silicone or foam that replaces the missing breast following breast cancer surgery. An alternative to breast reconstruction breast forms are worn externally either inside the cup of a pocketed bra or swimsuit or attached directly to the body.
Why Wear a Breast Form?
A good quality silicone breast form is designed to look and feel just like a natural breast, following body movements naturally.
Wearing a breast form makes sense from a medical perspective too: by balancing out the weight, the shoulders are evenly balanced again and physical symmetry is restored. By compensating for the weight of a real breast, a properly fitting breast form helps prevent problems like:
- bad posture
- shoulder and neck problems
Types of Breast Prosthesis
Breast form features and capabilities vary. Amoena breast forms are available in more than 70 shapes and sizes, in standard and lightweight options, to ensure all women are all to achieve a perfect fit following breast surgery.Depending on your lifestyle and activities, you might choose:
Silicone breast form with an adhesive back - Amoena Contact
Lightweight breast form - Amoena Natura Xtra Light
Swim breast prosthesis which is water-resistant and dries quickly - Aqua Wave Swim Breast Forms
Super soft breast form to adapt to scars or tissue - Amoena Natura
Temperature equalizing breast form if you love to workout - Amoena Energy
Partial breast shaper for uneven breast or lumpectomy - Amoena Balance
Comfort should be your main consideration, and with the innovative technologies available, the broad choice includes special shapes, smart options like air-flow channels and even temperature regulation in some breast forms.
Related Topic: Breast Forms That Absorb and Store Your Body Heat
Finding a breast form that feels comfortable to you is definitely possible, whatever your needs. With the help of a certified mastectomy fit specialist, you can try on and feel different types of breast form to see which ones work best for you. To find mastectomy fitter use our Store Locator.
How Does a Breast Form Fit?
To securely hold a breast form there are specially designed bras with integral pockets. While still beautiful to look at, these bras have clever features like a slightly higher neckline and underarm and soft, padded straps. You may also choose a self-adhesive breast form, but we recommend wearing it with a bra, as well.
Swimming after breast surgery is a particularly good exercise for recovery, so we also design special swimwear with similar features as our bras. Pockets securely hold your breast forms in place and allow comfortable movement and a natural silhouette.
Wearing the right breast form can make a big difference in how you feel every day.
For the perfect fit, it’s important that you consult individually with a trained, certified mastectomy fitter in a specialist shop, clinic or hospital. Your fitter’s experience and knowledge can help you identify your unique needs and then choose the right breast form. Your goal when being fitted for a breast form is to create a natural body silhouette so that you feel balanced, comfortable and confident.To get an idea of how to select the right size and shape, consult our Breast Form Fitting Guide.
LIght Breast Form by PW They really are very light, not like the previous version. Really pleased with my purchased.FROM £120.00
Homemaker by Susan I purchased the Amoena Essential 3S 363 breast forms. I have worn several other brands over the last 20 years, but these are the best. They have the same feel and weight as natural breast, I love the way they move with me, just the right amount of jiggle.Homemaker by Susan I purchased the Amoena Essential 3S 363 breast forms. I have worn several other brands over the last 20 years, but these are the best. They have the same feel and weight as natural breast, I love the way they move with me, just the right amount of jiggle.FROM £120.00
Very pleased by CC After losing a little weight my 3S Breast Form was looking too full. The 2S is perfect and the perfect weight, I always forget I'm wearing a breast form.MRS by M H VERY PLEASED WITH MY NEW BOOBS AND GREAT SERVICEFROM £140.00
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Breast form by LW Very comfortable to wear, fits nicely into bra pocket. Looks and feels natural.Amoeba breast form by MH Really comfortable fit. My first breast form was Amoena - the same as this one - and lasted for 7 years. This is the reason I purchased the same one again. So natural looking.Everyday comfort by E E I have lymphoedema and I've had a double mastectomy. This breast form has been my favourite for some time now. Drapes naturally and the lighter weight makes it comfortable to wear all day.Everyday comfort by EE Delivered promptly. This breast form is so comfortable especially as I'm a bilateral with lymphoedema. The weight and fit are just perfect. A very happy customer.FROM £140.00
Beaucoup de légèreté by Annie CLEMENT Bonjour, J'ai acheté cette prothèse il y a deux mois. Et elle m'a changé la vie, car beaucoup plus légère que mon ancienne environ 360 gr de moins. J'en arrive à oublier que j'ai une prothèse ce qui ait appréciable.Natura Xtra Light 2SN Breast Form by FD I was getting shoulder pain with a normal weight breast form. This is definitely lighter. It is very wide but this does give wider spread than the normal breast form, and so sits more comfortablyComfortable fit by IS First fit, still using pocketed but so much better than kapok filled forms.FROM £150.00