There are several advantages of silicone breast forms as opposed to non-silicone breast forms. The first is that they mold to the chest wall providing a more secure fit. They bounce and feel lifelike. They are also usually durable so the money is worth it. Silicone breast forms also act as prostheses for women who have undergone breast surgery and would want to restore the physical appearance of their chests. It prevents them from having neck and back pains as these forms help keep their shoulders balanced. However, for those women who are physically active, as those who usually engage in sports, they are advised to wear non-silicone ones while doing such activity since it can feel heavy especially for those which are large sized ones. It can also make the wearer feel uncomfortable during hot weather especially outdoors.
Due to the setbacks of wearing silicone breast forms, companies have devised means and ways to somehow address these problems. Some offer lightweight ones which are 20-50% lighter than the average ones. Some created cooler ones, and others have the attachable breast forms. All these are done in order for the consumer's convenience and comfort. These breast forms may be inserted in the bra, some others are attachable hence self-sustaining. The latter is more convenient in instances when the type of clothing to be worn would require a strapless bra.
Attachable silicone breast forms are easy to use. The first step is to wipe the chest area to remove oil so that the breast for attaches easily to the skin. Then attach two to three strips of hypo-allergenic double sided tapes onto the back of the breast forms. Make sure that the nipples are fully covered with nipple tape or adhesive tape included in the product bought. Then hold the forms unto the chest with a distance of about one inch apart and six inches below the shoulders. Old them for a few seconds and wait until it firmly sticks to the skin.
As a rule of thumb, the size of silicone breast form for those who have a small built will be size A or B cup, those with medium frame range from B-C, while those with large frame have D to DD cup. However the sizes can vary according to what the woman desires to wear and the size she wants to achieve. But it is advisable that in buying breast forms, make sure to ask for an assistance and advice for proper fitting so that they will look realistic and will be comfortable to wear.