After having a mastectomy, you may decide to use bra inserts. While a breast prosthesis will provide a very realistic look and feel, that’s not your only option. Using F(oo)Bs™ from AnaOno gives you the shape you’re looking for with an incredibly lightweight material. It’s a great option for any patient who’s undergone a breast surgery. Learn more about F(oo)Bs™ to decide if they might be the right fit for you.
Mastectomy Bra Inserts: Prosthesis vs. F(oo)Bs™
Most breast prostheses are made with silicone. While this material can feel very authentic compared to a natural breast, it can also feel somewhat heavy or dense, especially if you’re wearing a prosthesis all day. Because of this, some survivors and thrivers choose to use a silicone breast insert only for certain occasions or for wearing a few hours at a time.
F(oo)Bs™, on the other hand, offer a much more comfortable alternative. These foam bra inserts are made from extremely lightweight material. In fact, each one weighs less than 1 ounce. It’s so light, in fact, that you barely feel F(oo)Bs™ while wearing them. The foam material is bouncy and flexible, so it never weighs you down. It’s also very soft, so it won’t irritate your skin either.
Because F(oo)Bs™ don’t have as much density as silicone, they don’t have a realistic feel. However, they have a natural appearance thanks to a molded cup shape that’s made for a specific side of the body (you can order left, right or both). These foam bra inserts create a seamless appearance when worn under most clothes.
Using F(oo)Bs™ with Pocketed Bras
Both prostheses and F(oo)Bs™ have their benefits for those who are recovering from single or double mastectomies. The great news is that you don’t have to choose between these options. Instead, you can use versatile pocketed bras that allow you to switch out your bra pad inserts according to your preferences.
Pocketed bras come in a wide variety of styles, so it’s easy to wear your F(oo)Bs™ with just about any type of bra. You can pair them with a soft bralette to create extra shape or insert them into a sports bra for wear while working out. F(oo)Bs™ also look natural and sexy when paired with pocketed lingerie bras, giving you an added boost of confidence.
How to Care for F(oo)Bs™
F(oo)Bs™ are easy to reuse for multiple wears with a variety of pocketed bra and camisoles. They’ll last for years as long as you care for them correctly. You can hand wash your F(oo)Bs™ or put them in your washing machine on a delicate cycle. Once they’ve been washed, always air dry your F(oo)Bs™ to keep their shape; they should never be put in the dryer. Because they retain water, F(oo)Bs™ are not recommended for use in pocketed swimwear tops or one-piece swimsuits.
Get a natural appearance that feels light, airy and comfortable all day long when you use these foam bra insets. F(oo)Bs™ are available at AnaOno along with a wide range of beautiful pocketed bras to wear during recovery and beyond.
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