Custom breast forms provide you with a handcrafted prosthesis to suit your surgical site and lifestyle, which is why many women choose them over other options.
It is no secret that breast cancer has become an all too common disease. Only skin cancer afflicts more women each year, and it is predicted that in 2017, over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States alone. If you have been treated with breast cancer and undergone a mastectomy, finding a post-mastectomy prosthesis might be a priority for you. Custom breast forms not only provide patients with comfort, but with an increased feeling of self-esteem and empowerment.
Differences in Approach
No two surgical sites are alike, especially with patients who have undergone a mastectomy. From a practical standpoint, this also means that not all breast forms for mastectomy patients are created equal; due to the individualized nature of breast cancer, not all women receive a mastectomy to the same degree.
Some women might have a unilateral mastectomy, others might have a bilateral mastectomy, and in other cases, a lumpectomy is the necessary procedure. This means that surgical sites vary widely on a case-by-case basis, making the decision to get custom breast forms a very popular one among women who have experienced failed reconstructions or who have surgical sites that do not easily accommodate an off-the-shelf form. Sometimes, a surgical site can be sensitive to the touch—in this case, a form that is not specially fitted to the area can cause irritation and discomfort.
Custom Breast Forms
There are many reasons why a woman decides to get custom breast forms. When you need them, the specialists at ContourMed will scan your chest wall with our patented Symmetry Scan technology and hand-craft a post-mastectomy prosthesis that allows you to personalize everything from the size and shape of your breast form to the nipple and areola colors. Each form is hand-crafted and designed to fit your surgical site, so your options are not limited to a one-size-fits-all breast form. Not only are forms individually designed to closely resemble your skin tone, the forms also imitate the weight, drape, and slope of an intact breast.
More Than Just Breast Forms
According to scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, the journey to health is not just a physical one. Recovery can be aided by a positive attitude and outlook— and we have seen first-hand the positive effects that our custom-breast forms have on women. Often, the women that we see have not had success with options like off-the-shelf forms or reconstruction, and we strive to brighten their lives by creating an incredible product for them. While it is never possible to exactly replicate the original breast tissue in the women that we see, we strive to put a smile on their faces with our exceptional customer service and our one-of-a-kind custom prosthetics.
Are you looking for custom breast forms after undergoing a mastectomy? The specialists at ContourMed are available at 501-214-6080 to assist you. With just a single call, you can receive the support you need for the acquisition of breast forms customized for your figure and preferences. With our patented Symmetry Scan technology,