The Process of Making Custom Breast Forms: An Overview

Educating yourself on post-mastectomy care and prosthetic breast forms along with their making process is a great way to boost your self-confidence and strengthen your recovery.

After mastectomy, your doctor may ask you to avoid wearing a bra or prosthetic breast form until the wound is completely healed. Gradually, say after two to five weeks, you will start wearing a loose fitting bra. But after three to six months, when you will again feel like living your life in the same manner prior surgery, you will have to schedule an initial scanning and consultation for your breast form.

But before that, you should know how to measure your bra cup size. It is a simple three step process. Step 1: Determine Your Band Size. While braless or wearing a non-padded bra, measure around the bottom of the band, directly under your bust. Step 2: Take Your Bust Measurement. Wrap the measuring tape somewhat loosely around the fullest part of your chest (at nipple level). Step 3: Subtract your band size from your bust measurement and your bust size and the difference between the two is your cup size. Example: 37 inches (bust) – 34 inches (band) = 3 inches. That’s a 34C.

The breast forms always come with a promise that the manufacturer has taken into consideration every facet of its performance in your day to day life. How it fits, how it feels, the precise amount of silicone required – everything has been taken into consideration. At Pink Ribbon, we have licensed, professional American Board for Certification or BOC Certified Fitters, who have years of experience in satisfying its customers with suitable breast forms as per their respective needs and requirements.

But Have You Ever Thought About the Making Process of These Custom Breast Forms…

Product Development Meeting – The fitters conduct a meeting with you to discuss your needs and lay the foundation of the breast form solutions in accordance with your needs. In the early discussions session, your surgery site will be talked about, whether both the breasts have been removed or only one. The measurements are also taken at this time.

Designing the Form – After your measurements have been taken and your requirements have been discussed, the next task is to design the breast forms. The professional engineers with the help of world-class technology and expert designers begin the process of shaping the exact curves and contours so as not to fail in meeting your requirements.

Perfecting the Silicone Formula – In the third stage of the development process, the exclusive silicone formations are tested for endurance consistency, shape, color and softness. In the testing process, it is made sure that the silicone formula meets our rigorous standard of excellence.

Wear Testing and Fitting – Once the breast form is ready, you will be called by the team to try on your new breast forms and give honest feedback.  We want you to feel and look as confident as you did before surgery.

The product is manufactured under strict regulations, in accordance with ISO 9001, this guarantees top product quality. At every step the production team has only one goal in mind: To help you feel more confident and comfortable. To experience the ultimate level of comfort, it is recommended to know how to measure your bra cup size so that it becomes easier next time when you shop for bras and other lingerie after mastectomy surgery.