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CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR BREAST PROSTHESES
- Your prosthesis can pick up body oils and bacteria with daily wear and use. It is recommended that you wash your prosthesis 1-2x a week with a mild soap and warm water or as often as needed.
- After washing, place prosthesis between a folded, dry towel and compress with the palm of your hand to remove moisture. Turn the prosthesis over and repeat the compression. Do not wring the prosthesis!
When not in use, lay the prosthesis upright on a small mound of washcloth. This will prevent wrinkling and promote constant air flow.
- Your prosthesis has a hollow inner core that is vented to the outside. This allows water to enter and exit the chamber when getting in and out of water. There is no longer a fear of the prosthesis floating. When finished swimming, dry as directed. This prosthesis is made of durable medical-grade silicone. Salt, chemically treated or chlorinated water will not damage your prosthesis. Try to at least rinse your prosthesis after swimming. Keep your prosthesis away from solvents, cosmetics and over-exposure to the sun. Although sunlight will not directly damage your prosthesis, over-exposure can potentially fade the coloring.
- In humid climates and/or with frequent perspiration, using an anti-microbial or anti-bacterial spray/gel is recommended to eliminate the potential for any bacteria build-up. Simply work the anti-microbial product into your entire prosthesis and let air dry.
- BRA: This prosthesis was designed to be worn in regular bras. Mastectomy lingerie and pocketed bras are not necessary, but can still be used. Place the prosthesis in the bra cup against your skin. Do not put this prosthesis into the “pocket” of a mastectomy bra. Underwire is also not required. Avoid bras with molded cups, deep cleavage or demi-cups, as they may not properly hold the prosthesis.