A custom breast form is made to fit you and only you.
Often women seeking a custom breast form after a mastectomy or lumpectomy are presented with a choice of products in limited sizes and shapes which are not uniquely custom to them. Mastectomy fitters often times call these forms “off the shelf” but because of a few generic color, size, and style choices they are sometimes confused with “Custom.” A mastectomy fitter will help you find the best fit from what is available. While it’s technically true that there are some choices in this process, these are still off the shelf breast forms. A true custom breast form is manufactured from scratch to fit your body and your preferences.
What Is a Custom Breast Form?
With 35.5% of breast cancer patients having had a mastectomy, there is a great need for a custom breast form that is custom-molded for each unique individual. In a relaxed meeting with a Certified Mastectomy Fitter, you will have the ability to customize your breast form. This allows for an unprecedented fit and natural appearance. Fitting your surgical site and matching, as needed, your exact slope and drape are a few of the things that make a custom breast form unique. Doing so allows you to wear a broader range of clothing, helping you get back to what you enjoy doing as quickly as possible.
Why Is It Important to Get a Truly Custom Form?
Besides the benefit of a symmetrical appearance, a custom form also offers contouring of the chest wall that fits more like a puzzle piece unique to your body. This makes it very resistant to slippage during everyday activities. It actually fits the chest wall so well that the need for a pocketed bra is no longer required.
Having the right fit is essential for all women. In the case of ContourMed’s products, you can do a wide range of movement while wearing our custom breast forms.
What About Other Options?
The most common alternative to wearing breast forms is reconstructive surgery. Although this is an option for some women, many mastectomy patients do not want to undergo another surgical procedure, are not a candidate for reconstruction, or underwent surgery that didn’t meet their expectations. Unfortunately, too many reconstructive surgeries do not produce the symmetrical results you expect. Many custom breast form wearers are women who have had reconstruction that failed to meet their expectations or failed completely or women who have had a lumpectomy or partial removal of their breast tissue.
If breast reconstruction surgery is not an option for you, custom breast forms could be the perfect solution for you. They are the most natural fitting and symmetrical solution. In the case of a single mastectomy, your custom breast form can be made to resemble your remaining natural breast. In the case of a double mastectomy, two custom breast forms can be created specially for you in any way you like.
There are multiple product offerings and multiple additional choices that make a custom breast form a wonderful solution to every lifestyle and unique needs of an woman. To learn more about your custom breast form product options, contact ContourMed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-214-6080.