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Measuring

How to Measure

It is important to measure yourself each time you consider purchasing a new bra. Remember, your bra size can change due to age, diet or exercise.

Select the proper shape and size of the remaining breast. Consider the best style bra that fits your natural breast.

Take a soft tape measure and measure around the body where your bra band fits (with a bra on). Pull the tape snug but not tight.This will give you your band size. Make sure the tape is even all around your body.Next, measure from the center of the chest wall on top of existing breast to the center of the back. Double that measurement and that should give you an approximate measurement of how to figure the cup size. Uneven numbers-round off to next whole number. Subtract the band size from the measurement of the cup size. Each 1" difference is a cup size (i.e., band size: 34" / cup measurement: 36" should be 34 B).

 

Band Size (underbust)

First measure from the middle of your chest, underneath the remaining breast where the bra band sits, to the center of your spine (diagram A). Double this measurement to get your band size (this is the ‘underbust’ measurement shown on the picture).

 

Cup Size (overbust)

Now measure from the middle of your chest to the center of your spine, but this time over the fullest part of your remaining breast (diagram B).

Double this figure to get your overbust measurement.

 

Examples

Band size: Measurement equals 14½ inches. 14½ x 2 = 29 Band size is 29 inches.

Cup size: The measurement is 17½ inches. 17½ x 2 = 35

Bra size: 29 inches underbust and 35 inches overbust, gives a bra size of 34B

 

Fitting A Prosthesis

Triangular-Symmetrical - Triangular shaped forms can be worn on either the left or the right side of the body. These are suitable for younger women with firmer pectoral muscles. These shapes are designed to suit most contemporary surgical techniques, where less breast tissue is removed.

Teardrop-Symmetrical - Suitable for women whose surgeries remove some underarm or Clavicle tissue. The teardrop form has an extension which can be angled for best fit. Can be worn on the left or right side of the body.

Heart Shaped-Symmetrical - An extremely versatile shape which fills the bra cup without unnecessary bulk when no auxiliary tissue has been removed in surgery. Suitable for younger women with firmer pectoral muscles.

Asymmetrical - Asymmetrical shapes provide a range of cup projection and profile in the bra from shallow to full, depending on the extent of the surgery. Underarm extensions fill and blend where surgery has removed tissue.

 

 

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