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. 

Nipple prosthetics are a great option without the pain or challenges that come with surgical restoration. The prosthesis should be soft, thin and coloured in such a way that it looks natural. Nipple prosthetics may be self-adhering or can be applied with a medical adhesive. They should be washable, and be able to withstand daily use without falling apart. 

Bressante nipple prostheses fulfil all these requirements. They are self-adhering, super soft and are available in a variety of colours and styles. Our nipple prosthetics are designed to look and feel natural. They are easy to take care of and are sold in pairs. 

 

So until TeVido makes 3D printed nipples a reality, give ours a try. 

Read more on TeVido and their advances in 3D printing here:

http://www.insidesources.com/3d-printing-transplantable-organs-laura-bosworth-and-tevido-biodevices/

Order our Bressante nipples here: 

https://www.shopprosthetics.com/





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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)