The rule in prosthetics is to always make a prosthesis very lightweight

This rule applies to breast forms as well.  An external breast prosthesis or silicone breast form should fit as close to the chest wall as possible, allowing a properly fitted bra to hug the silicone breast form and keep it securely in place.  This is not possible with a heavy breast form or an ill fitting bra / mastectomy bra.

6th World Conference on Breast Cancer

In June of this year, a fabulous group of people chose to exercise their creative muscles and make something really special. I had the pleasure of hosting a workshop at the 6th World Conference on Breast Cancer in Hamilton, Ontario. As a Prosthetist and artist myself, I wanted to share my thoughts and skills with the work shop participants with the hopes of teaching them something new. After all, anyone can be an artist, skills can be learned and then it’s all about practice.

Reflections on Beauty

Definition: “art”

The definition of art is: “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture.”

Definition: “artist”

The definition of an artist is: “a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination.”