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. 

Having an artistic touch added to a prosthesis can affect the wearer's relationship with their prosthesis. Going beyond function, the prosthesis can be a celebration rather than a constant reminder of difficulties, differences, insecurities and trauma. It can be a constant reminder that human life is art in motion.

Those making the prostheses are artists expressing their technical skill through their work. Having beautiful prostheses available to anyone who needs them is something the prosthetic community is working towards. 

We can all dream of a future that includes better access to beautiful prosthetics. In the mean time, we can do our best to provide positive support to those that need it.





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Sizing Charts & Gallery

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)

DDD cup Full DDD 11.5 in (29.5 cm)

10.75 in (27.5 cm)

 Stretchy Bra Sizing

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

 

Important Features To Look For In A Bra

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  1. Adjustable straps
  2. Good Separation between Cups
  3. Solid Underband
  4. Elastic in Cleavage Area
  5. Wide on the Sides

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Image from Herroom.com

  1. Wide, padded straps
  2. Centre fits close to chest
  3. Full coverage cups
  4. Solid Underband
  5. Extra Support on sides

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  1. Front Closure
  2. Smooth Cups
  3. Wide Straps
  4. Support on Sides

  

Small A Cup size (front & side view)

Full A Cup size (front & side view)

Small B cup size (front & side view)

Full B cup size (front & side view)

Small C cup size (front & side view)

Full C cup size (front & side view)

Small D cup size (front & side view)

Full D cup size (front & side view)

Full DD cup (front & side view)