It’s rare that women’s breasts are an evenly matched pair. In some cases – particularly after breast surgery (Lumpectomy), but also naturally ( Poland Syndrome) – significant breast imbalance can alter your posture and make you feel unsure of yourself. That is where a partial breast shaper comes in.
How to Measure for Your Partial Breast Enhancer
A New Fitting Method for Thickness
We developed the fitting method below to help you find the best thickness for your breast shaper needs.
Finding the Cross-Cup DifferenceThe cross-cup is the measured width between the front centre of the bra (at your sternum) to the side seam. The method works best if you’re wearing a soft cup (wire-free) bra.
For a more precise measurement, measure in centimetres:
1. Measure the cross-cup on your non-surgery side
2. Measure the cross-cup on your surgery side
3. Subtract the width of step 2 from the width of step 1
4. The total is the Cross-Cup Difference (CCD)
Now, to find the correct thickness, use your CCD:
CCD < 1 cm = Thin
CCD 1-2 cm = Medium
CCD >2 cm = Volume
FAQs about Balance Partial Breast Prosthesis
Q: What kind of bra do you recommend for a Balance partial breast shaper fitting?
A: The measurement method works best if you’re wearing a wire-free bra that is not padded.
Q: Should Balance shapers be worn in the pocket of a mastectomy bra?
A: Actually, it is recommended to wear Balance directly on the skin and not in the pocket. If you perspire a lot or it is a hot climate outside you can try to put the partial in the pocket as well. We also offer Balance Contact if you prefer an adhesive breast shaper.
Q: Does the ‘CCD’ measuring method work for the Ellipse and Varia shapes as well?
A: This method is only verified for Thin Oval, Medium Delta and Volume Delta, because the Varia and Ellipse shapes are only made in one thickness.
Q: Can the Thin Oval be worn in different positions, too?
A: Absolutely, this kind of shaper can be turned as needed to create the best coverage and symmetry.
Q: Where can I find a certified fit specialist if I have more Balance fitting questions?
A: Use our Store Locator to find a fit specialist near you.
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