Embrace Your Unique Beauty

July 20, 2017

 

We all have trouble being comfortable with showing our skin sometimes, and with the hot July weather upon us, it can be tricky to try and keep covered up. Is it really worth it to sacrifice your comfort?

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Take This Survey and Make a Difference for Cancer Survivors Worldwide

June 09, 2017

Last year, Denise Stewart coordinated the first online Breast Cancer Summit. Experts from around the globe gave talks on subjects relevant to those who are facing changes and challenges after their breast cancer diagnosis and surgery. Many people took part in the online learning and now she is doing it all again! Answer a few of the questions from this online survey so that the Summit can offer what you need most!

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Your Problems: Our Solutions

May 18, 2017

 

Problem: My prosthesis is too heavy. 

The Bressante Solution: The Bressante Capri is created with life-like silicone, so you have a product that feels real. The inside is filled with lightweight fibre fill that can be added to or taken away as needed. Our product weighs just one tenth of what a regular gel prosthesis weighs. So your tatas won't be weighing down your spirit. They won't slide around either due to our patented underband.

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New Beginnings: The Triumphs of 120 Cancer Survivors Review

New Beginnings: The Triumphs of 120 Cancer Survivors Review

March 30, 2017

Bill Aron is a photographer whose photos have been exhibited in major museums and galleries throughout the United States and Israel, including the Museum of Modern Art, the International Centre for Photography and several other galleries worldwide. Aron lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons, where he is most likely the only photographer with a PhD in sociology.

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Artistic Prosthetic Design

February 08, 2017

Art is a diverse range of human activities that create visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.

I once heard art described as a way in which we decorate time and space. The emotions expressed through art influence our day and set the tone of our surroundings. Colours affect our moods and encourage us to eat more, feel creative, sleep and relax. Art goes beyond the bare minimum; it goes beyond simple function. Art adds beauty to design and to our lives. 

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Prosthetic Nipples

December 20, 2016

Technology is advancing very quickly. One area of reconstructive medicine that is exceptionally challenging is restoring the nipple and areola after mastectomy surgery for breast cancer treatment. Surgeons find it challenging for several reasons: the tissue is quite delicate and requires a blood supply; providing pigmentation to match the remaining areola and nipple requires medical tattooing and finally, protecting the new surgical nipple and areola while it heals involves wearing an apparatus that resembles an 80's Madonna cone bra.

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Transitioning and How Shop Prosthetics Can Help

November 02, 2016

At Shop Prosthetics we have friends who identify as Trans individuals. Transitioning is never portrayed as easy. We have not yet heard one story that involved a smooth, easy transition and total acceptance from everyone around. It's just the world we currently live in. However acceptance is slowly building towards the Trans community. Slowly.

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Breast Reconstruction Alternative

October 13, 2016

If you are facing mastectomy surgery as part of your breast cancer treatment, there are several ways to manage the changes your body will undergo. You may be considering surgical breast reconstruction. As with any surgery this option comes with risk, pain and often long recovery times.

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Welcome to Our Blog!

October 12, 2016

 

 

 

Welcome to the Shop Prosthetics Blog; the home of great prosthetic designs and our all inclusive attitude. Whether you are transitioning, dressing in drag or managing post surgery body changes after breast cancer, we are here to help.

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Sizing Chart

Stretchy Bra Sizing

 Our size Approx. Bra Size
X-small 32
small 34-36
medium 36-38
large 38-40
X-large 40-42

 

Breast Prosthetics Measurement Chart

 Cup size Our Size

Approx. Side to Side Measurement

Approx. Top to Bottom Measurement

 

A cup

Small A

Full A

6.5 in (17 cm)

7 in (18 cm)

6.25 in (16 cm)

6.25 in (16 cm)

B cup

Small B

Full B

7.5 in (19 cm)

8 in (20 cm)

7 in (18 cm)

7.5 in (19 cm)

C cup

Small C

Full C

8.5 in (21 cm)

8.75 in (22 cm)

8 in (20 cm)

8.25 in (21 cm)

D cup

Small D

Full D

9.25 in (24 cm)

9 in (23 cm)

8 in (20 cm)

8.75 in (22 cm)

DD cup

 Full DD

 9.75 in (25 cm) 10.5 in (27 cm)