Tips for Washing Breast Forms

Whether you’re new to the ins and outs of breast forms, or you’ve been wearing them for a while, it’s never too late to learn a few tips to help you care for them. In today’s blog, we provide easy tips for cleaning the three most popular types of breast forms.

Silicon breast forms are incredibly resilient and are designed to stand up to the normal everyday demands placed upon them. If cared for correctly, your breast form should last you for many years. Take care not to puncture your breast form with sharp objects, such as pins or pet claws, as repair is not possible. The use of talcum powder and body lotions on or around your breast form should also be avoided.

Cleaning breast forms

This is fast and simple. To ensure your breast form remains in good condition, you should wash it every day with a little bit of liquid soap or mild detergent and cool or room temperature water and dry with a soft cloth or towel. To accelerate the drying of silicone forms with a microfiber lining, use a paper towel to dab dry. Avoid the use of aggressive or any solvent-based cleaners as well as sharp or pointed objects as they can harm the surface. When not being worn, you should keep your breast form in the cradle provided, as this will help to maintain its shape.

Cleaning adhesive breast forms

Use fresh cool or room temperature water and neutral soap to wash the prosthesis form and the silicone adhesive pads. Do not use fabric or paper towels to dry the adhesive strips as it will deposit residues on the pads.

Cleaning swim forms

Hand wash in cool or room temperature water and line dry. Woolite is not recommended as it may cause a more rapid breakdown of the elastic in the textile.

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Adapted from Amoena and Anita ; First published in the Winter 2018 Nightingale Newsletter.