Helpful information on Mastectomy Bras and Breast Forms

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It is important you wear a mastectomy bra that is exactly the right size for you. This guide will help you to measure your bra size correctly.

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Measurement A: Your Mastectomy Bra Size

With a bra on, measure around your body directly under the bustline. If the measurement is an odd number, add 5 inches. If it is even, add 4 inches. This is your bra size.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_single_image image=”10915″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1477582778922{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;}”]

Measurement B: Your Cup Size

With a bra on, measure the fullest part of your breast from your breastbone across your nipple to the centre of your back, and double that measurement. Subtract the previous Measurement ‘A’ from this size. The resulting number equates to your cup size as follows:[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”10917″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1477564997057{margin-right: -45px !important;margin-left: -45px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #b81e64 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

1 inch difference = A Cup | 2 inches difference = B Cup | 3 inches difference = C Cup | 4 inches difference = D Cup | 5 inches difference = DD Cup | and so on

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[/vc_column_text][vc_toggle title=”Problem: Band is too tight but the cup is okay.” color=”blue” el_id=”1477136194472-f77e3083-7b4b”]Solution: Go up a band size and down a cup size, e.g. 38C – try 40B. This will give more room around the body but same cup size.[/vc_toggle][vc_empty_space height=”5px”][vc_toggle title=”Problem: The bra cup is wrinkling and puckering.” color=”blue” el_id=”1477135963846-6f3b6bc2-7df0″]Solution: The cup is too big, try a smaller cup size.[/vc_toggle][vc_empty_space height=”5px”][vc_toggle title=”Problem: The mastectomy bra rides up at the back.” color=”blue” el_id=”1477136204937-6f6500fc-9b07″]Solution: The band size is too big. Go down a band size and up a cup size, e.g 40B – try 38C. This will tighten the band but give the same cup size.[/vc_toggle][vc_empty_space height=”5px”][vc_toggle title=”Problem: The bra twists to one side and breast is bulging over the cup.” color=”blue” el_id=”1477136204348-e0c38fc8-97f0″]Solution: The cup size is too small, keep the band size and go up a cup, e.g. 40B – try 40C.[/vc_toggle][vc_empty_space height=”5px”][vc_toggle title=”Problem: Straps keep slipping off shoulder.” color=”blue” el_id=”1477136203655-a44d11c6-51b1″]Solution: Tighten straps for a tighter fit. May need to try wider straps for more support.[/vc_toggle][vc_empty_space height=”5px”][vc_toggle title=”Problem: Straps digging in shoulder.” color=”blue” el_id=”1477136202435-762cab13-6bcf”]Solution: Loosen straps but could be the band is too big and taking the support instead of the underband. Try going down a band and up a cup size, e.g. 40B – try 38C.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”banner-row”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1477564225183{margin-right: -45px !important;margin-left: -45px !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;background-color: #b81e64 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]What you need to know about SILIMA® breast prostheses care and cleaning[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”5px”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1477562559463{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;}”]


SILIMA® breast forms, or breast prostheses, are high-quality products – pleasantly silky and skin friendly. Perspiration can, however, impair the positive material properties of SILIMA® breast forms. So please make sure you understand the need to clean your breast form every day to ensure lasting elasticity and strength. SILIMA® breast protheses are so easy to care for that cleaning them takes barely a minute. Please note: the wafer thin polyurethane skin on the breast form, once it is damaged or punctured, cannot be repaired.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”8/12″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1477563425632{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;}”]1. Wash with mild soap and rinse in warm water

2. Do not use solvents under any circumstances

3. Dab gently with a soft towel to dry

4. Do not place the form on a radiator, nor use a hair dryer

5. Use the original box to store or move the breast form

6. Keep sharp or pointed objects, away from the breast form

7. Be careful with pet claws – they might damage the gossamer-thin PU film

8. Observe the care information included with each breast form[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”4/12″][vc_single_image image=”11865″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”55px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1477563077144{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;}”]


The new Silima 2016/2017 catalogue is now available, introducing the latest in silky soft lightweight silicone breast prostheses and accessories including our unique range of self-adhesive nipples suitable for post-reconstruction or lumpectomy patients. Order your personal copy when placing your order online or contact our customer service team on 01295 220524.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1477564289236{margin-right: -45px !important;margin-left: -45px !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;background-color: #b81e64 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]DIARY REMINDER keep up to date with our periodical SPECIAL OFFERS by placing a note in your diary to re-visit our site.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”5px”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1477563540040{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;}”]


Breast Cancer Care is a national organisation offering information and support to those women affected by breast cancer. Their services are free, confidential and accessible, and include :[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1477563637903{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;}”]1. A NATIONAL HELPLINE run by specialist breast care nurses and trained volunteers

2. INFORMATION booklets, fact sheets and a website

3. VOLUNTEER SERVICES providing one-to-one emotional support for women with breast cancer and their partners[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1477563613130{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;}”]4. AFTERCARE SERVICES including prosthesis fitting, telephone support groups for younger women and women with secondary breast cancer, and support services for those living with breast cancer
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