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Women reassured with safe alternative to breast implants

Published: 16th January 2012 16:45

Women concerned about the recent health scares over the controversial PIP breast implants can rest assured that the silicone used to manufacture its externally worn prostheses will never pose any danger to health, says world-leading manufacturer of prosthetic breast forms, Amoena (www.amoena.com).

Amoena manufactures silicone breast forms, a globally recognised medical device worn in the cup of a bra to replace a woman's breast once she has undergone breast cancer surgery.

In the UK, around 48,000 new incidences of breast cancer are diagnosed each year*, with most women undergoing breast surgery as part of their treatment. Many use a prosthetic breast to restore their appearance and provide the balance that helps prevent postural problems, although surgical solutions, such as breast reconstruction, are on the increase.

However, while women may be concerned about possible risks associated with surgical procedures, there is never any danger of health scares if women use an externally worn prosthesis.

Amoena invented the externally worn silicone breast form in 1975, revolutionising the level of post-operative care that was offered to women following breast cancer surgery. "Since then we have dedicated ourselves to research and development," explains Helmut Wild, vice president of research and development at Amoena, "working closely with medical specialists and breast-operated women to ensure that we incorporate the latest technology into our designs. The result is innovative breast forms of the highest quality."

One of these innovations offers women a realistic alternative to breast reconstruction. The Amoena Contact breast form adheres directly to a woman's chest wall and stays securely in place all day long. "Contact looks, feels and behaves just like a real breast," says Wild.

"It offers women the freedom of movement and the choice in clothes and lingerie that they had before surgery. We've had feedback from thousands of delighted customers, telling us that it has quite literally changed their lives."

* Based on figures for 2008, published by Cancer Research UK - www.cancerresearchuk.org

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