site logo: Breast Form FAQ
Revised: Mar. 31, 2003
site logo: Breast Form FAQ
 Taking care of your breast forms
(especially silicone forms)
  • While temperature extremes should not adversely affect a form for a short period of time, storage temperatures should stay at more moderate levels.
  • You can sleep in your forms, but it is not recommended.
  • The original boxes for most forms are designed to protect the form and help keep its shape.
  • You should wash your form every day you wear it. Use warm water and a very mild soap (possibly unscented dish soap). DO NOT use soaps with perfumes or moisturizers - one fitter singled out Dove as an example of a bad soap to use. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
  • Remove all jewelry before handling your forms. The edges and stones of rings could damage the form. If you plan to wear a pin or brooch, put it on your clothes before putting your forms in place.
  • You can wear your forms for pretty much any normal activity, but be careful around pets - their claws could puncture your forms through your clothing.
  • Don't use perfumed deodorants. Even better, stick with anti-perspirants, as sweat can damage the form over time.
  • Putting your forms on while sitting on the floor or the bed can help protect them if one happens to slip.
  • Putting a cotton make-up remover pad behind your form can help absorb perspiration during hot weather and strenuous activity.
  • Some adhesives can damage your forms, so be careful (especially with respect to attachable nipples.)

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