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Introducing the Bressanté Ambassador Program!

We know it's hard to know how life-changing a product like the Bressanté Capri breastform is without seeing and feeling it for yourself.

That's why we recently launched our brand new “Bressante Ambassador Program”. We are committed to making high quality prosthetic options available to women regardless of where they live. That's why we are looking for “Bressante Ambassadors” that can offer personal experience, guidance and ordering support to women who want to purchase a Capri breastform for themselves or a loved one.

Bressante Ambassador, Lorraine Sutherland

Lorraine Sutherland lives in Calgary, Alberta and is a mom, wife, sister, aunt and breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed with stage 3C invasive ductal carcinoma in March 2016. She had a mastectomy followed by aggressive chemo and radiation. After her partially failed reconstruction, she was relieved to find a prosthesis that was light and comfortable. She was able to wear a prosthesis soon after surgery as she needed to accommodate her swelling and shape changes. “The Capri Breastform is so versatile for all stages of the breast cancer journey. Whether it’s a mastectomy, lumpectomy or reconstruction!” 

You can contact Lorraine in Calgary, Alberta at lostermeister@hotmail.com.

Bressante Ambassador, Denise Stewart, OT

Denise Stewart is an Occupational Therapist trained in Australia at the University of Queensland. She is an expert on post mastectomy health issues and breast cancer rehabilitation. We are happy to welcome Denise to the Bressante team! She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will benefit women around the world. See Denise's video about our Bressante Jellyfish Swimform. Check out her website at https://www.breastandshoulder-rehab.com/.

Bressante Ambassador, Kimberley Soeder

Kimberley has been an ambassador for Bressante from the beginning. When her own mother had breast cancer that resulted in a lumpectomy in 1978, there weren’t any custom prosthetic options available. It was almost 30 years later that she got her first prosthesis when Wendy made one for her in 2005. In 2017, Kimberley faced her own diagnosis of breast cancer and underwent surgery and radiation. As a wife and mother to three adult daughters, she is happy to be back and ready to offer support to women who are interested in Bressante prosthetics.

“I’ve never forgotten the first time I hugged my mum after she received the prosthesis from Wendy. I was used to her really only having one breast. Now she had two natural feeling breasts! Long before my own diagnosis I knew how wonderful a Bressante prosthesis can be.” 
Kimberley is in the GTA(Greater Toronto area) and can be contacted at k.soeder@gmail.com 

Bressanté Ambassador, Julie Waxman

Julie is a two time breast cancer survivor who lives in the GTA(Greater Toronto area). She was first diagnosed in 2004 and underwent radiation, chemo, a lumpectomy and reconstruction, and then again in 2010 when she once again had chemo and a mastectomy. She is a single mom to one amazing boy and is doing well! Julie also runs a small bead business out of her home called BeadGlitz and makes jewellery and accessories with European Charm Beads. One of her most successful creations are her Awareness Zipper Pulls. To view these and her other items please visit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/beadglitzy Julie was excited to find the Bressanté Capri and is amazed at how superior it is to other breast forms.  She wears it every day and is equally excited to be spreading awareness of this fabulous product. If you'd like to meet with Julie to find out more about the Bressanté Capri, to view it in person, or for a personal fitting, please email her at julierw@bell.net

Bressanté Ambassador, Victoria Ironside

Meet Victoria, a breast cancer survivor who lives in the Calgary area. She was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma in 2016, had a lumpectomy, double mastectomy, chemo and radiation treatments. It has been a long road but as of today she is in remission and doing great, thanks to her support team.

 “On holidays last Fall, I happened to find an incredible product. And I liked it so much I became an Ambassador for Bressante breast prosthetics. Believe me ladies, they are better than anything I have ever tried. And who better to tell you than me! I am so excited to be introducing this product. I am even rethinking my reconstruction surgery because these are so natural and comfortable."

If you'd like to meet with Victoria and see the Bressanté Capri for yourself email her at v_ironside@shaw.ca

Victoria was featured by Ladies Out Loud in their newsletter, and recommends their website for great reading: http://www.ladiesoutloud.ca/

If you are outside of Manitoba and would like to join our team, email us at info@bressante.com. We would love to hear from you !

Our Partners

Jeanie Webb, Selkirk MB

“I knew from a young age that I would like to own a business because while serving customers coffee I would be thinking of ten different ways that things could be run better. Having worked in a few different fields of business, lingerie has definitely been my favourite. Eventually enthusiasm gets taken over by the everyday grind of owning a business because you never really leave your job. Sixteen months into owning Bella Ragazza and I still get just as excited about the products we carry and working with great companies such as Bressante. My goal has always been finding great quality, beautiful product in all sizes at great prices. It sounds like a tall order but everything we carry here has to meet those requirements and working with North American and European designers gives us just the right combination.” Contact Jeanie through Bella Ragazza Lingerie & Swimwear Boutique, conveniently located in Selkirk, MB at 63B Main Street (204) 785-1802. View her website here.

Linda Menzies, RMT, CLT/CDT, Morden MB



Owner Linda Menzies obtained her massage therapy education through Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy. She continued on to specialize in lymphedema and venous insufficiency disorders through Dr. Vodder International in Victoria, BC. She later travelled to Toronto to obtain training as an expert fitter for compression garments. As a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Combined Decongestive Therapist, she has treated a variety of primary and secondary lymphedema, post-surgery and injury edemas with excellent results. She has been working with cancer agencies throughout southern Manitoba providing patient care and education in her field. Linda has added Bressante breast prosthetics to her list of services. We are extremely pleased to be working with her and her team to make our prosthetics available to women throughout Southern Manitoba. Contact Linda through Morden Massage Therapy Centre, conveniently located in Morden, MB at 2-34 Stephen St, (204)-822-4239.

Home Health Care Pharmacy, Brandon MB


The professionals at Home Health Care Pharmacy in Brandon are knowledgeable about a wide variety of healthcare aids, wheelchairs, and the many things that can make life a little bit easier. Adele and her team can help you find the best bra and breast prosthesis to suit your needs. We are so pleased to welcome these caring and enthusiastic women to the Bressante family. If you are in Brandon or the surrounding area, you can feel confident knowing that they will be able to help you! Contact Home Health Care Pharmacy: 3000 Victoria Ave. Unit A, Brandon, MB R7B 3Y3; Phone: (204) 727-2483

Deanna Hines BSc(Kin), C.P.(c), New Westminster BC



Deanna graduated with honours from Simon Fraser University in 2001 with a bachelors degree in Kinesiology, then went on to complete the Prosthetics and Orthotics program at BCIT. We are happy to welcome Deanna to the Bressanté team as she brings this wonderful new technology to the forefront of post-mastectomy care. Together, we are making our Curve, Cameo, Partial and Ultra Custom breast prosthetics available to the strong and beautiful women of BC. Deanna can help you regain your confidence and feel terrific wearing a breast prosthesis that is created just for you. Contact Deanna through Russell Prosthetics, conveniently located in New Westminster, BC at 452 East Columbia Street (604)520-3777. 

 

 

 

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)