We often get questions like this one:
I’m hoping you can help me. Here is my problem. My right breast is considerably smaller than my left. It just never grew past about an A/B. My left is a D/DD. This has caused so much pain in my life. I have never worn a prosthetic…have used socks and shoulder pads to stuff a formed bra. Only problem is I can not swim in it! I would love to find something I can wear everyday and swim in. But it needs to fit around the size of my breast since I am not completely flat. I would like one to feel real! Not hard and stiff or slip. If I need to get a separate one for swimming then I shall. I just want to look and feel normal. Can you recommend any for me? I’ve considered surgery but the risks scare me. I would think it wouldn’t be wise to get anything really weighted due to the size. Please help!
Unfortunately, none of the enhancers are designed for as much of an increase as you are looking for… Enhancers are generally designed for a smaller increase, such as 1-2 cups, depending on your band size.
For a larger increase, such as the 3 cup increase you are looking for, I would recommend trying one of the following…
Today, there are lots of options available when choosing a prosthesis. The most important thing to keep in mind is what you feel comfortable in. If you feel comfortable, confident, and happy, then you will come off as confident to those around you. You might be surprised to discover just how many people use silicone breast forms, enhancers and push-ups on a daily basis.
Sleeping in breast forms
Many people like to be able to sleep in their breast forms. Unfortunately, not all breast forms are designed to sleep in or be laid on. Sleeping in, or laying on your silicone forms can create extra wear and tear on them (from the weight of your body), and possibly, cause a split in the seam of your form. This split will allow the silicone to leak out, thus, damaging your forms. Therefore, most manufacturers do not recommend you sleep in your silicone forms.
Note: If for some reason you do find that your forms have a small tear or leak, a quick temporary fix to try (before you get a new form), is to simply place a small piece of clear packing tape over it to seal it up.
For sleeping, it is best to buying a companion pair (similar to the shape and size of your silicone forms) of soft foam forms. Foam breast forms are lightweight, washable, reusable and extremely durable. That is why they are recommended for not only sleeping in, but also for after surgery, relaxing, swimming and various other athletic activities. Some foam breast forms are designed with fabric security tab, which can be permanently sewn into nightgowns or swim suits.
At TrueKare, we believe that everyone should not only be happy with who they are on the inside, but also feel good about how they present themselves to everyone else.
Breast forms, though they only make a small physical difference, can change a great deal about how you feel.
We receive sizing questions every day via e-mail. “Which size would you recommend for me? I’m currently ….”. We can usually point you in the right direction, and make you feel more confident about your choice. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us with any questions you might have. Always try and include your current bra band and cup size, and any other pertinent size information by sending an e-mail to [email protected]