- Manufacturer: Anita Care
- Product Name: TriFirst Initial Care Breast Prosthesis
- Style Number: 1019
- MMO Product Number: anita1019
- Available Sizes: 1,3,5,7,9,11
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- Available Colors: Skin (007) Only
- Materials: 60% Polyester, 35% Polyurethane, 5% Elastane, Microfibre
- Quantity: One per box
NOTE: This lightweight textile initial care breast form is not a substitute for a silicone breast form.
Features TriFirst Initial Care 1019:
- For light and gentle postoperative care and home wear
- Can be used on both sides
- Molded shell cup creates optimum breast shape
- Can be easily and individually filled with medical fleece fiber
- Breathable microfibre backing
- during radiation therapy
- with tendency to perspiration
- for acute lymphedema
- Material: 60% Polyester, 35% Polyurethane, 5% Elastane, Microfibre
- Color: Skin (007)
- Sizes: 1,3,5,7,9,11
NOTE: This lightweight textile initial care breast form is not a substitute for a silicone breast form.
Polyester: A fully synthetic chemical fibre with excellent crease-resistant qualities. A strong, durable yarn often blended with other fibres.
Polyurethane: The base material for elastic threads based on synthetic materials.
Elastane: A synthetic elastic fibre which is particularly used to enhance comfort and fit. It is extremely flexible, easy to handle and retains its shape.
Microfibre: A modern high-tech blend of polyester or polyamide fibres. A dense, closely-woven yarn/fabric which is very light, smooth, soft, hard wearing and breathable. A modern high-tech blend of polyester or polyamide fibres.
Anita Care Breast Forms
Anita Care has been a specialist in the design and manufacture of breast forms with an anatomically-perfected shape for more than 40 years. They impart a high degree of naturalness, enabling women to feel confident and enjoy a quality of life.
Anita Care breast forms are all:
- Tested for correct function and quality in clinical trials and studies by an independent and certified test institute
- Are certified as medical aids, approved and listed with a medical aid number
- Made of silicone, microfibre, and film which has been dermatologically-tested and certified to the latest international biocompatibility standard
Advantages of the Anita Care silicone breast forms:
Anita Care Breast Forms Range Overview
- An outstanding product is the lightweight breast form sold under the SoftLite brand name, a combination of pleasant softness and naturalness with the advantage of a lower weight of up to 35% in comparison to silicone gel for breast forms with full weight compensation.
- Excellent skin and body compatibility due to the natural base material, silica.
- Fast adaptation to the body temperature
- Weight, softness, natural movement and shape retention similar to the natural breast
- Long life due to the adhesion of the outer film skin being resistant to chlorine, grease, oil and salt water.
Initial Breast Form:
- Textile lightweight breast forms for post-op use
- Gentile and lightweight post-op breast forms to protect sensitive skin
Partial Breast Form:
- Silicone breast forms for partial compensation
- Their partial breast forms are used to perfectly smooth small irregularities after lumpectomies
- Different forms combined with individual filling options ensure natural concealment and a perfect fit
Light & Soft Breast Form:
- SoftLite silicone breast forms with movement fold (up to 35% lighter)
- The unique technology of their patented FlexGap system ensures natural movement and allows the breast form to flatten naturally when the wearer is reclining--just like the intact breast
Light & Cool Breast Form:
- Silicone breast forms with breathable microfibre technology (up to 25% lighter)
- Anita Care is the only manufacturer in the world that produces silicone breast forms with breathable textile microfibre backing
- Microfibre has excellent skin compatibility and the design of the breast form permits a reduction in weight of up to 25%)
Light & Vario Adhesive Breast Form:
- Variable silicone breast forms (up to 35% lighter)
- Vario system ensures perfect support for breast form
- Valance Vario can be worn directly next to the body or in a bra pocket
Light & Active Breast Form:
- Silicone breast form with ribbed design for pleasant skin milieu (up to 25% lighter)
- Ideal for swimming
- With ribbed backing, water can flow away very quickly
- Air chambers regulate the skin milieu
Standard & Soft Breast Form:
- Silicone breast forms with full weight compensation
Care of Breast Forms
- Wash by hand with liquid soap and warm water or take into the shower
- On breast forms with a microfibre backing, the fabric should not be pulled or torn when wet
- Dab the wet textile section with a paper or cotton towel. Drying time approimately 1 hour
- Salt water and water with chlorine, suncream, etc. are not damaging, but aggressive cleaning agents and solvents will damage the breast form
- Pointed or sharp objects (such as animal claws) can damage the film. Such damage is irreparable
- Additional care tips for adhesive breast
- Neutral liquid soap (without silicone) is sufficient
- Do not use fabric or paper towels for drying to prevent residues being left on
A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast, performed either to treat or to prevent breast cancer.
There are four main types:
- Total mastectomy--removal of breast tissue and nipple
- Modified radical mastectomy--removal of the breast, most of the lymph nodes under the arm and often the lining over the chest muscles
- Lumpectomy--removal of tumor and a small amount of normal tissue around it
- Radical mastectomy--removal of the breast, lymph nodes and chest muscles. This is no longer common.
The surgery performed depends on the stage of cancer, size of the tumor, size of the breast and involvement of lymph nodes.
Breast Prosthesis, or Form
An external breast prosthesis, or breast form, is an artificial breast worn to simulate the natural breast and body shape. Full breasts and partial breasts (known as equalizers, enhancers, or shapers) can be purchased to balance the appearance depending on what type of surgical procedure was performed. These forms come in a variety of materials (usually silicone, foam or fiberfill), and they can be worn inside a bra or attached to the body with a special adhesive.
The type of prosthesis required is determined by the amount of breast tissue that is removed.
A prosthesis can be worn against the skin, inside the pocket of a mastectomy bra, or attached to the chest wall. Prosthetic devices are designed to look feminine while ensuring comfort.
Breast forms are designed to look and feel similar in weight, texture, and color to the natural breast. They are worn outside the body in a close-fitting, supportive bra or a special pocketed bra. In addition to creating a symmetrical appearance, the form will replace weight to restore the body's natural balance. When the body is out of balance following a mastectomy, other musculoskeletal problems can develop. Back, neck, and shoulder problems may occur as there is a tendency for one shoulder to drop downward and inward while the other rises. Women often report that their bra rides up or moves around when there is no weighted breast form on one side of the bra.
Even if you are considering reconstruction at some later time, it is important to wear a weighted form during the intervening time.
Non silicone breast prosthesis: This prosthesis is a lightweight breast form made of polyurethane foam or fiberfill and can be worn immediately after a mastectomy. They are ideal for temporary wear right after surgery or for leisure activities, including during exercise, swimming, or hot weather. They are lighter and cooler than silicone breast forms, but they do not drape like the natural breast.
Silicone breast prosthesis: These forms are designed for full-time, daily wear and are generally fitted 6 to 8 weeks after surgery. Designed to restore your body's natural symmetry and balance, they adapt to your body temperature and move just like your natural breast. A silicone breast prosthesis is weighted (small metal core that assists in keeping the form from shifting) to help the body remain in balance and avoid the back, neck, and shoulder problems that may otherwise occur.
Attachable breast prosthesis: An attachable breast form is fastened to the chest wall using self-adhesive strips or Velcro tabs. These move with you and can be worn with a regular bra.
Fitters' Notes: If you have recently undergone surgery and/or radiation therapy, your skin may be extremely sensitive. Therefore, we do not recommend self-adhesive breast forms prior to follow-up treatment once skin has completely healed.For hygienic reasons, due to the adhesive nature of this product, Contact breast forms cannot be returned or exchanged. Please order carefully.
Depending on the amount of tissue removed during surgery, the size of your breasts, and your lifestyle, you may need to consider a breast form. Partial shells and forms are available to equalize where tissue was removed.
Partial breast prosthesis: Also called an equalizer, enhancer, or shaper, this is a device made of foam, fiberfill, or silicone, designed to be worn over a woman's own breast tissue to enhance the overall size of the breast and to create a fuller appearance after a part of her breast is removed, as in the case of a lumpectomy. A partial breast prosthesis can be worn with a regular bra or a post-mastectomy bra.
On occasion, women who have reconstruction will find that there is still a noticeable difference between the remaining breast and the reconstructed breast. When this is the case, you can be fitted with a partial form to create a symmetrical silhouette.
Post-mastectomy bras resemble regular bras but with one important difference - they have spandex stretch pockets on the inside which help hold and keep the breast prosthesis in place.
4 Breast Form Shapes: Triangle, Teardrop, Oval, Heart-shaped
Each shape fits a specific need.
- Triangle shape breast forms are the most versatile. They fit a variety of body and surgery types. This shape most closely resembles the mature breast with shallow profile fit (more breast tissue under nipple than above). The breast form should be worn with the smallest curve at the top of bra cup.
- Teardrop breast form has a taper at top extension and can be positioned in any direction for optimal fit.
- Oval breast form has a natural full profile, and is recommended for use after bilateral surgeries. Also fits well in underwire and softcup mastectomy bras.
- Heart shape breast forms are versatile and can be positioned in any direction for best fit, These fit well with underwire bras.
Additional Information for Silicone Breast Forms
- Shallow fit describes the more mature breast with soft breast tissue that fits lower in the bra cup.
- Average fit describes equal breast tissue above and below the nipple with firm breast tissue.
- Full Fit describes thicker profile toward edges, fuller at top, mid-line nipple placement.
Advantages of having a breast prosthesis
Many women want to wear one because they want to wear the same clothing that they wore prior to the surgery and they want to look symmetrical. There are other advantages to having a breast prosthesis. It can:
- Give you warmth
- Protect your chest and scars
- Help balance your posture
- Keep your bra from shifting or riding up
- Help prevent problems with curvature of the spine, shoulder drop and muscular pain in the neck and back
General Instructions for Breast Prosthesis Care
(Always follow specific Manufacturer's Instructions included with prosthesis)
- Hand wash your prosthesis every day in warm soapy water and pat it dry with a towel. Do not use a hair dryer
- Protect your prosthesis from perfume or talcum powder
- When you are not wearing your prosthesis, store it in the specially designed box in which it came
- Most prostheses last about two years
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MetroMedicalOnline offers a wide selection of post mastectomy bras, prostheses, swimwear, and other accessories from the world's leading manufacturers: Anita, Classique, Amoena, American Breast Care (ABC), Trulife, Jodee, and Wear Ease.
Anita Care offers a wide range of comfort lingerie designed especially for the special needs and wishes of women who have undergone breast surgery. All articles are made of soft, skin-friendly materials. They have a slightly higher-cut, stretch neckline and a wide, soft elastic underbust band which holds the breast form firmly in place. Textile breast forms are recommended for post-operative wear since they are made of lighter material and are gentle against skin.
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For 30 years, Amoena, the world's leading brand of external breast forms, has been helping women enjoy fuller lives after breast surgery. Amoena produced the world's first silicone gel and polyurethane breast form, the first two-layer breast form, and the first quality attachable breast form. In addition, women with neck and shoulder tension or lymphedema will find a selection of products suiting their needs.
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