Product Description & Benefits:
The Nearly Me Lace Wide Band is great for women with a large bust or for women who have had bilateral breast surgery. The wide band helps anchor the bra under the breasts and has no underwire. Extra wide band under the arms and across the back for support and coverage. Back closure has five hooks. The Lace Wide-Band is a cotton poly pocket bra, so the cup has two layers, and a form is worn in between for security and comfort. The top half of each cup has a smooth lace accent.Each bra cup has a pocket to hold and keep the breast form (breast prosthesis) comfortably in place. This bra is appropriate for all types of mastectomy/breast cancer surgery (radical, simple, partial, bilateral), lumpectomy, breast reconstruction, and breast conserving procedures.
A leader in post mastectomy/breast cancer products for over 30 years, Nearly Me is an American company that understands the specific needs of the American woman and creates high quality and affordable products that fit the physical as well as the emotional needs of every woman who has had breast surgery. Founded in 1976 by Ruth Handler, the creator of the Barbie Doll and former CEO of Mattell Corporation, Nearly Me's products respond to the consumer needs by offering innovative and superior-performing products to help women look and feel beautiful. Nearly Me is one of the only two companies that manufacture post-mastectomy products exclusively in the United States.
How Do I Choose The Right Breast Form With This Bra? This post-mastectomy bra is specially made to enable you to place a breast form (prosthesis) in the built-in soft pocket. The soft pocket holds the breast form comfortably in place. Click Here to view a wide variety of breast forms that can help enhance your breast with the most natural appearance.
Accessories To Enhance Your Look & Comfort: In the Bra & Form Accessories area of the store, you can find a wide variety of products that are important for enhancing the look of your breasts and for improving comfort while wearing your breast form and bra. Among the types of accessories that you can find include bra inserts, push-up and filler pads to help fill out the bra and add coverage, bra extenders to extend the bra and make it wider, bra pockets that can be sewn into a bra or swimsuit to create a post-mastectomy garment, silicone nipples, balanced-fit-cushions to help you avoid bra twisting and hide hanging underarm flesh, shoulder straps to prevent straps from slipping off the shoulders, washing solution for washing bras, breast forms, and form covers, and other beneficial accessories.
Instructions For Use:
Inserting Breast Forms into a Mastectomy Bra:
The bra is put on like a regular bra. The breast form must be inserted into the bra before the bra is worn.
Spread the bra out on a flat surface with the inside of the bra facing you.
Hold the form by the edges with a flat hand so that the nipple is facing down.
Spread the elastic on the cup and slide the form in so that the nipple faces outward.
Adjust the form so it settles into the bottom of the cup.
Hold the bra up with the form inside the pocket to make sure it looks correct.
Be careful not to puncture the form or fold it. NEARLY ME® silicone forms are very durable, but the polyurethane skin can be punctured, and repeated abuse can alter the shape over time.
Removing Forms From a Mastectomy Bra:
Carefully slide your hand all the way into the pocket in front of the form.
Stretch the pocket edge and pull the form out without folding the form.
Try not to grab the side of the form with your thumb and forefinger to pull it out. The forms are durable, but can be punctured.
Measuring Myself Correctly & Getting The Right Size: Knowing how to measure yourself correctly and getting the right bra size is the most crucial step of selecting the proper bra. A breast form (prosthesis) is only as effective as the bra that supports and carries it. Wearing the right bra size will also help avoid causing excessive pressure and potential damage to the breast form. For this reason, please view the Size Chart, Fitting & Measuring Tips (and read the fitting and measuring tips) associated with this product so you can choose the right bra size.
Certified Fitting Specialists Available To Help You: Our Certified Fitting Specialists are happy to assist you by telephone (TOLL-Free) with your individual needs. Click here to call or email us. If you can, please have your measurements ready when calling. Before calling, please view the Size Chart, Fitting & Measuring Tips.
Garment Care:It is recommended to hand wash the garment in warm water with mild soap or with specialized garment washing/cleansing solutions such as TruKleen Washing Solution. Fabric softeners are not recommended. For best results, the bra should be hung until it is completely dry. Taking care of your bra will prolong the elasticity of the fabrics, extend the lifetime of the bra, and provide longer lasting comfort, security and an overall natural look and feel.
Important Healthy Tip: Due to long, continuous periods of time that you may need to wear the garment, it is recommended to purchase 2 bras. Having two bras will enable you to always have a freshly clean bra, while the soiled one is being washed.
Applicable Procedures: Mastectomy, Breast Cancer, Breast Conserving Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Lumpectomy, Bilateral mastectomy, Halsted radical mastectomy, Modified radical mastectomy, Modified simple mastectomy, Partial mastectomy, Quadrantectomy, Radical mastectomy, Segmentectomy, Segmented mastectomy, Simple mastectomy, Total mastectomy.