Amoena Natura Breast Forms
Following breast surgery you want to be sure that your breast form fits beautifully and looks natural. The Amoena Natura range of breast forms are designed to drape softly, so that they closely resemble the fall of a woman's own breast. With an outline that's as natural as it was before surgery, you'll feel comfortable and confident -- and no one will know you're wearing a breast form.
For 40 years, Amoena has focused its efforts on addressing the needs of women, especially those affected by breast cancer. As the breast care industry leader, the company is committed to designing collections that meet the most demanding standards for comfort, support and style. Its fashions and symmetry shapers help women feel beautiful, confident and supported in whatever they wear - from seductive lingerie to comfortable leisure wear. Amoena products reflect and celebrate women's boldness, bravery, inner strength and regained confidence. Other brands may offer more daring collections, but none are more courageous than Amoena.
Amoena's Comfort+ Breast Forms with Outlast Technology:
Outlast¬ was originally developed for NASA to protect astronauts from extreme temperature fluctuations. Today Outlast¬ brings comfort to the life of millions of citizens on Earth and has been awarded with the prestigious seal of approval "Certified Space Technology".
Outlast¬ materials will keep you more comfortable by absorbing excess body heat when you create too much and releasing it when you need it most.
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Amoena breast forms are incredibly resilient and are designed to stand up to the normal everyday demands place upon them. If cared for correctly, your breast form should last you for many years. However, take care not to puncture your breast form with sharp objects, such as pins or pet claws, as repair is not possible. Use of talcum powder and body lotions on or around your breast form should also be avoided. To ensure your breast form remains in good condition, you should wash it every day with soap and water and dry with a soft cloth or towel. When not being worn, you should keep your breast form in the cradle provided, as this will help to maintain its shape.
Amoena manufactures its products under strict regulations, in accordance with ISO 9001, this guarantees top product quality.
The Amoena breast forms are made from two materials that are soft on the skin: Silicone and PU Film.
Silicone und PU-Film:
Silicone is produced synthetically from the natural raw materials sand and coal and is therefore a natural product. It offers various advantages: silicone is kind to the skin, soft, water-repellent and very risistant to both chemicals and heat. This means that the breast forms adapt quickly to body temperature. Amoena develops and produces all its silicone gel itself. They are mixed from silicone raw materials and their quality is carefully checked.
The name PU Film refers to an extremely hard-wearing, high performance film that closely resembles the skin in softness and suppleness. Intensive tests have shown that the film causes no allergic reactions or skin irritation. With this gossamer-thin but hard-wearing film, the silicone breast form is very gentle on the skin and body.
Amoena's light-weight and flow breast forms are now covered in a SuperSoft film. This new, finely textured film has a natural silky look that is soft to the touch and is extremely flexible.
The adhesive surface on the inside of the Amoena Contact breast form is made from adhesive silicone. With excellent skin compatibility test results, adhesive silicone has long been used in medical practice.
Design and Development:
The Amoena Design and Sizing Laboratory develops innovative product solutions that Amoena then has tested by the women affected. Their experience is built into the subsequent series production.
It has always been Amoena's philosophy that only women who have undergone breast surgery know best what the ideal breast form should do and how it should feel.
Amoena therefore relies on close cooperation with women who have undergone breast surgery and works in partnership with over one hundred women who test our products before they are launched onto the market. "Only by working together can we find the best solutions to the problems women face following breast surgery", says Monika Petermann, who is responsible for the development of breast forms at Amoena. She has extensive knowledge of the breast form market and worked as a consultant in a medical products store for 13 years. "The needs of our customers are changing constantly, so we must keep moving on to enable us to perfect the breast form designs of the future", she says. She analyses the experiences of our test wearers and keeps in close contact with the medical professionals who fit our products.
Although the women involved in Amoena's test groups are all from different walks of life, they are united in one idea. They want to use their experience to do something for other women so that in the future others are spared the problems they themselves experienced following their surgery.
Amoena's Quality & Environmental Policy:
Amoena provides a better quality of life for women following breast surgery. Amoena believes in quality - quality in all products and business processes. It is our wish to improve the quality of life for these women- without impairing the quality of life of others. Therefore we commit ourselves to act responsibly and anticipatory in environmental business contexts.
We define quality as innovative and reliable products and effective processes meeting the needs of internal and external customers and thus increasing our customer satisfaction.
Quality, environmental protection and the continual improvements are the responsibility of all employees. Therefore, we aim to:
A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast, performed either to treat or to prevent breast cancer.
There are four main types:
The surgery performed depends on the stage of cancer, size of the tumor, size of the breast and involvement of lymph nodes.
An external breast prosthesis, or breast form, is an artificial breast worn to simulate the natural breast and body shape. Full breasts and partial breasts (known as equalizers, enhancers, or shapers) can be purchased to balance the appearance depending on what type of surgical procedure was performed. These forms come in a variety of materials (usually silicone, foam or fiberfill), and they can be worn inside a bra or attached to the body with a special adhesive.
The type of prosthesis required is determined by the amount of breast tissue that is removed.
A prosthesis can be worn against the skin, inside the pocket of a mastectomy bra, or attached to the chest wall. Prosthetic devices are designed to look feminine while ensuring comfort.
Breast forms are designed to look and feel similar in weight, texture, and color to the natural breast. They are worn outside the body in a close-fitting, supportive bra or a special pocketed bra. In addition to creating a symmetrical appearance, the form will replace weight to restore the body's natural balance. When the body is out of balance following a mastectomy, other musculoskeletal problems can develop. Back, neck, and shoulder problems may occur as there is a tendency for one shoulder to drop downward and inward while the other rises. Women often report that their bra rides up or moves around when there is no weighted breast form on one side of the bra.
Even if you are considering reconstruction at some later time, it is important to wear a weighted form during the intervening time.
Non silicone breast prosthesis: This prosthesis is a lightweight breast form made of polyurethane foam or fiberfill and can be worn immediately after a mastectomy. They are ideal for temporary wear right after surgery or for leisure activities, including during exercise, swimming, or hot weather. They are lighter and cooler than silicone breast forms, but they do not drape like the natural breast.
Silicone breast prosthesis: These forms are designed for full-time, daily wear and are generally fitted 6 to 8 weeks after surgery. Designed to restore your body's natural symmetry and balance, they adapt to your body temperature and move just like your natural breast. A silicone breast prosthesis is weighted (small metal core that assists in keeping the form from shifting) to help the body remain in balance and avoid the back, neck, and shoulder problems that may otherwise occur.
Attachable breast prosthesis: An attachable breast form is fastened to the chest wall using self-adhesive strips or Velcro tabs. These move with you and can be worn with a regular bra.
Fitters' Notes: If you have recently undergone surgery and/or radiation therapy, your skin may be extremely sensitive. Therefore, we do not recommend self-adhesive breast forms prior to follow-up treatment once skin has completely healed.
Depending on the amount of tissue removed during surgery, the size of your breasts, and your lifestyle, you may need to consider a breast form. Partial shells and forms are available to equalize where tissue was removed.
Partial breast prosthesis: Also called an equalizer, enhancer, or shaper, this is a device made of foam, fiberfill, or silicone, designed to be worn over a woman's own breast tissue to enhance the overall size of the breast and to create a fuller appearance after a part of her breast is removed, as in the case of a lumpectomy. A partial breast prosthesis can be worn with a regular bra or a post-mastectomy bra.
On occasion, women who have reconstruction will find that there is still a noticeable difference between the remaining breast and the reconstructed breast. When this is the case, you can be fitted with a partial form to create a symmetrical silhouette.
Post-mastectomy bras resemble regular bras but with one important difference - they have spandex stretch pockets on the inside which help hold and keep the breast prosthesis in place.
4 Breast Form Shapes: Triangle, Teardrop, Oval, Heart-shaped
Each shape fits a specific need.
Additional Information for Silicone Breast Forms
Asymmetrical or Symmetrical Design Shape:
Advantages of having a breast prosthesis
Many women want to wear one because they want to wear the same clothing that they wore prior to the surgery and they want to look symmetrical. There are other advantages to having a breast prosthesis. It can:
General Instructions for Breast Prosthesis Care
(Always follow specific Manufacturer's Instructions included with prosthesis)
We at MidtownHealthOnline.com are dedicated to finding the perfect mastectomy products for our customers and we believe in and stand by all of the products we offer. With a dedication to quality and comfort, we only offer products that pass our own rigorous standards and have been backed by many industry insiders including our professional fitters as well as our customers' feedback and testimonials. We do not offer products that we ourselves would not buy and believe in setting the standard in quality and reliability in the women's healthcare industry.
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Midtown Health has partnered with Amoena to offer a wide selection of post-surgical camisoles, pocketed bras, soft foam breast forms, silicone prostheses, and swimwear. In fact, we carry Amoena's entire product line along with products from the other top manufacturers: Trulife, ABC, Jodee and Anita.
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