Your Frequently Asked Fitting Questions Answered!
Our Breast Care Specialist Team has carefully compiled a list and answered a few of the common post-surgery bra fitting questions.
Do you feel like you just can’t find the right fitting bra? Or perhaps your bra just feels really uncomfortable, but you cannot work out which part of the bra you need to adjust to achieve the right fit?
Well, help is at hand! Below are the answers to a few of our 'frequently asked questions' to help you find the perfect fitting post-surgery bra!
Question: What if the cups fit me but the underband is too tight?
Answer: Go up an underband size and down a cup size. This will give you more room around the body but will keep the cup size the same.
For example: If you are wearing a size 34C, you should try a size 36B.
Question: Why does my bra ride up at the back and move around when I move?
Answer: The underband size is too big. Try going down an underband size and up a cup size. This will tighten the underband but will keep the cup size the same.
For example: If you are wearing a size 36C, you should try a size 34D.
Question: Why is the cup wrinkling and puckering?
Answer: The cup may be too big. Try lifting yourself into the cup first. If the cup is still wrinkling, try a cup size smaller.
For example: If you are a size 34C, you should try a size 34B.
Question: What if the straps keep slipping off my shoulder?
Answer: The straps need to be adjusted so that they provide a tighter fit. For more support you may need to try a wider strapped bra.
Question: My shoulder straps are digging in. What can I do to prevent this?
Answer: You may need to loosen the straps. If this doesn’t work it may be that the underband is too big and that straps are providing most of the support. The underband should provide 80% of the bra’s support, so try going down an underband size and try up a cup size.
For example: If you are wearing a size 36C, try a size 34D.
Question: Why does my prosthesis move towards my natural breast?
1) One possible cause of this is that the underband size you are wearing is too big. Try an underband size smaller – for example if you are wearing a size 36C try a size 34D.
2) Another possible reason for this is that the prosthesis you are wearing is too light, you may need to try a slightly heavier style like the Harmony Silk Triangle by Trulife, as this will help to keep your bra securely in place.
For more help on finding your right size and fit post-surgery, why not not contact our Customer Service Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0345 265 7595.
Written By Nicola Jane
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