Features of Trulife Claire, Style 4022:
- Soft cup, wireless
- Delicate embroidery at neckline
- Fits average to full profiles
- Side stays
- Breathable, cool, comfortable extended mesh pockets
- Straps: Adjustable, 3/4" rigid
- 2 Rows: 32 (D cup); 34-38 (A-E cup); 40 (A-C cup)
- 3 Rows: 42 (A-C cup)
- Colors: Cream, Black
- Sizes: 32 (B-D cup); 34-40 (A-E cup); 42 (A-D cup)
Walter Kausch developed what would become the world's first successful breast prosthesis. In 1958, following his wife's diagnosis of breast cancer, he became frustrated by the lack of options available for women after a mastectomy. As a labor of love born out of his belief that only the best would do, he went to work at his home and created a breast form which he successfully marketed.
The importance of restoring confidence, self-esteem, and ultimately, a better quality of life for women following breast surgery is at the heart of what Trulife continues to do. They understand what women want from their breast form because they listen and have been listening for 50 years.Trulife Checkpoints for the Best Fitting Bra
A breast form is only as good as the bra that carries it. It is important to choose a bra style that will adequately support the weight of your breast form and hold it securely against your body. After breast surgery, we always recommend being professionally fitted for your bra and breast form. However, as your body changes so does your bra size, so you should check your measurements from time to time, particularly following weight loss or gain.
Profile Fit: When fitting there are 3 distinct shapes to describe profile: Shallow, Average, Full
- Shallow: The breast tissue drapes in the lower cup of the bra and is often seen on the mature woman with soft breast tissue. The shallow profile woman requires a bra with a large bottom cup and small upper cup.
- Average: There is an equal amount of breast tissue on the top and bottom of the breast, with a more round appearance in the upper cup area. The average profile woman usually has firm breast tissue and a round profile.
- Full: Has the most round appearance. The full profile woman requires a bra that provides not only bottom cup support but also support and coverage for the upper part of the breast. The full profile can also be broad without much projection, needing a bra that provides containment such as M-frame styles that separate and support beautifully.
A Bra is too small if:
- The Bra Size is too small if the underband feels too tight when you take a deep breath.
- The Cup size is too small if the breast or breast form bulges visibly at the front or underarm, or if the bra twists and pulls to one side. Try a larger cup size or style with a higher center piece or deeper sides to contain the breasts fully.
A Bra is too big if:
- The Bra Size is too big if the underband rides up at back or the sides feel too loose. Try a smaller bra measurement as needed.
- The Cup Size is too big if there are wrinkles or excess fabric in the cup area, or if the breast form can move around loosely. Try a smaller cup size, or a larger / different shape breast form if your natural breast fits the cup properly.
If you have worn underwire bras before your surgery, you may want to continue wearing this style. Underwire bras provide good separation and support for full figures, and offer additional lift and definition for smaller busts. If you have chosen an underwire bra, the wires should lie flat against the body. If the wires dig under your arm or stick out at front, the cup size is too small.
The key to a successful fitting with underwire bras is the shape of the breast from itself. Symmetrical shapes with a rounded base will fit best but some other shapes can be rotated to fit properly within the wire. If you like wearing underwire bras and want to continue doing so, try to look for a good fitting symmetrical breast form such as the Harmony Silk Triangle, Harmony Silk Flex or the Harmony Silk Radiance.
Remember, the measuring tape is only a starting point. Although two women may have the same measurements, their breasts may differ in terms of volume, shape, and spacing. Different brands will also vary in terms of size and fit. Do not rely too much on the tape measure; use your judgment to make the final decision.
We at MetroMedicalOnline.com are dedicated to finding the perfect mastectomy products for our customers and we believe in and stand by all of the products we offer. With a dedication to quality and comfort, we only offer products that pass our own rigorous standards and have been backed by many industry insiders including our professional fitters as well as our customers' feedback and testimonials. We do not offer products that we ourselves would not buy and believe in setting the standard in quality and reliability in the women's healthcare industry.
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