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Types and uses of External Breast Prosthesis

Types and uses of External Breast Prosthesis

An external breast prosthesis is a non-surgical form of breast reconstruction that can help women who have undergone mastectomy or lumpectomy to restore the natural shape and feel of their breasts. There are several types of external breast prosthesis, each with its own unique design and purpose. In this blog post, we will list the different types of external breast prosthesis and their uses.

1. Lightweight Breast Form: This type of breast form is designed for women who have undergone a mastectomy and have little natural breast tissue remaining. The lightweight breast form is made of a soft, lightweight silicone material that mimics the look and feel of natural breast tissue. 

2. Standard Breast Form: This type of breast form is designed for women who have undergone a mastectomy and have some natural breast tissue remaining. The standard breast form is made of a slightly denser silicone material that provides a more natural shape and feel to the breast.


3. Asymmetrical Breast Form: This type of breast form is designed for women who have undergone a unilateral mastectomy and have more natural breast tissue on one side than the other. The asymmetrical breast form is made to match the size and shape of the remaining breast and can be worn on the opposite side to provide a more balanced appearance.

4. Swim Breast Form: This type of breast form is designed for women who want to swim or participate in water activities after breast surgery. The swim breast form is made of a waterproof silicone material that can be worn in the water without losing its shape.

5. Active Breast Form: This type of breast form is designed for women who want to participate in high-impact activities after breast surgery. The active breast form is made of a lightweight silicone material that provides support and stability during physical activities.

6. Partial Breast Form: This type of breast form, as known as a Shaper is designed for women who need to balance the contours of the body and provide a comfortable and natural-looking appearance after a lumpectomy.

In conclusion, external breast prosthesis is an effective and versatile option for women who have undergone breast surgery. There are several types of breast forms available to meet the needs of women with different surgical procedures, body types, and lifestyles.

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