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My Secret has been offering
breast forms since 1990 to
thousands of
post-mastectomy patients
from all over the New York
City metropolitan area.

Now our experience is
available to you... where ever
you are.
Our Most Popular Breast Form
LIA 200
The Lia triangular shape breast form, with
its unique dimensionally tapered edges,
provides superior fitting capabilities to other
triangle forms on the market.
The FulFillment edge on the gently
contoured back, makes this popular shape
even more versatile. By adding a small
amount of "silicone fill" to round out the top
of the form, a better fit and more natural
appearance is achieved.
Lia is a finely sculpted, perfectly weighted
silicone form, with a polyurethane outer film
and a soft, skin-like feel.  
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145 West 71st Street Suite 1F
New York, NY

P: 212.877.8860
F: 212.799.8356
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Whether you're coming on foot, by
subway or bus, or by car or taxi, you'll
have no problem finding our office on
the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive at the 'My Secret' breast form and prosthesis
salon in New York. Should you have a question that is not covered here, please feel free to contact us and we'll be
pleased to offer whatever assistance we can. Please also see our breast cancer fact sheet for further information.

Q.: What exactly is a breast form?
A: breast form is a customized prosthesis that is designed to to simulate the weight, feel, appearance, and movement
of the natural breast. Customized breast forms are extremely realistic and match the body in color, weight and
movement. An expertly designed and properly fitted breast form is virtually indistinguishable from a natural breast
even when wearing a strapless dress, a bathing suit, or form fitting clothes.
Q: What are most breast prostheses or breast forms made of?
A: The majority of weighted breast prostheses are made of silicon gel.
Q: Is this the same material as found in breast implants?
A: It has a similar origin but is not the same since external breast prostheses are 'cured' in a manufacturing process
and are not in a liquid state. And of course, this silicone is not inside your body so does not carry the risks sometimes
associated with cosmetic breast implants.
Q: If a breast prosthesis tears or is punctured, does silicone hurt the skin or the body?
A: No, the silicone cannot be absorbed through the skin.
Q: What types of prostheses are on the market?
A: There are two basic types of breast forms, weighted (having weight to them) and non-weighted.
Q: Which type of breast form will I wear first?
A: It depends on the woman. You may wish to wear a light weighted foam form to fill out a leisure or "after surgery" bra
until you are fitted with a permanent weighted prosthesis.
Q: Why do I need a weighted breast prosthesis (form) after breast surgery?
A: A properly fitted breast prosthesis helps to replace the weight lost after breast surgery. This replacement is partly
for cosmetic and psychological reasons but it is also to keep your body in balance and in proper form. When a natural
breast is removed the body is no longer in balance and will compensate with slight curving of the spine and 'shoulder
drop'. Both conditions may lead to chronic lower back and neck pain.
Q: If I am small breasted or had partial surgery such as lumpectomy, do I still need a weighted breast prosthesis?
A: Yes. Even if you are small breasted you should replace the weight because you will also need the weight to help
hold your bra in place around the rib cage. A light non-weighted breast form may be just as shaping in a bra but may
slip during certain movements.
Q: Are there different types of prostheses?
A: Yes, symmetrical breast forms (can be turned to fit either side of the body) and asymmetrical prostheses (fits only
the right or the left side of the body). Also, breast forms can be designed for special sorts of activities – even for
water sports or for strenuous physical activity.
Q: Are prostheses expensive?
A: A custom formed prosthesis can be expensive because they are not mass-produced. Each one is made by hand
and follows several precise steps and procedures. Prostheses are also considered medical devices and are
regulated by the FDA. Manufactures carefully monitor the manufacturing and sale of breast forms through on site
quality assurance and warranty card information.
Q: How soon after surgery should I be fitted with a permanent external prosthesis?
A: Your doctor will tell you when you are ready to be fitted. This may take from four to six or eight weeks after surgery.
The chest wall has to heal and the soreness decrease before you will be ready.
My Secret is not a store. Here at 145 West 71st street in New York City, we have created a comfortable and
comforting salon where our friends and clients feel relaxed, unpressured and greatly reassured.
We know just how traumatic shopping for a prosthesis can be. Our collective experience led to the creation of My
Secret - a place that is more an intimate club than a store.

At My Secret we invest countless hours and significant resources researching and selecting the very best silicone
prostheses, breast enhancers, brassieres, wigs and leisure forms. We guarantee everything we sell. Every form is
covered by a two year warranty.

Thousands of customers, love letters and grateful phone calls bear eloquent testimony to just how special we make
every customer feel.

We invite you to experience the My Secret difference. As far as we're concerned, the Internet need not be a cold
and indifferent place. it is simply another way to bring women who share a common experience together in the
comfortable embrace of America's most unique mastectomy salon.
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will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this
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Below you will find a collection of links to essential Internet resources related to Breast Cancer. If there are any others
that you feel we should include, please do not hesitate to contact us and suggest a link.
American Cancer Society: Breast Cancer Resource Center - Here you'll find answers to questions about the nature of
cancer, its causes and risk factors. We also discuss the latest strategies for prevention, new diagnostic techniques,
and the latest treatment options. - Internet breast cancer resource center

National Breast Cancer Coalition - A grassroots advocacy effort in the fight against breast cancer.

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization - Mission is to decrease the impact of breast cancer, create and increase
awareness, and to ensure through information, support and empowerment that no one faces breast cancer alone
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