Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I trust Nearlyou.com for my breast form needs?
Nearlyou.com has been in the business of helping women look and feel more beautiful for almost 30 years. We would be honored to be your choice for business.
Why should I choose a silicone breast form?
A silicone breast form provides the most natural look and feel when additional reconstruction or surgery is not desired. Depending on your physical condition, age and breast size, an external prosthesis could be the best solution to help balance your body from the loss of weight after a breast (or part of a breast) is removed. Silicone breast forms are far less expensive than surgery, and they can be easily changed if you gain or lose weight. There are many sizes and styles from which to choose that fit different body and skin types. Athletic forms are available for sportswear, swimming, and lounging. Non-weighted foam forms are available for immediately following surgery, partial forms for after lumpectomies and partial mastectomies.
Why are there different shapes of prosthesis?
Prosthesis come in three main shapes to fit the shape of a woman’s natural breast. A triangle form has a rounded look and is designed for younger women with firmer pectoral muscles. These are designed to suit most contemporary surgical techniques, where less breast tissue has been removed. The classic shape fits either the right or left side of the body. The wing is designed to be turned toward any muscle or extensive tissue area that has been removed. The oval shape has a thinner, tapered wing and shallower profile. This is especially designed for women who need less fill under the arm. The shape allows the form to be turned in a variety of directions for best fit.
Do I need a mastectomy bra?
Mastectomy bras are the best choice for a breast form. They have pockets in the cups to hold the breast form in place and are cut wider under the arm and across the chest for full coverage. Fuller cut fashion bras are acceptable, but do not provide as much security.
How do I determine my bra size?
While wearing a bra, measure around the torso just under the arms and under the breasts. If necessary, round up to an even number to calculate your band size. Measure around the fullest part of the bust line. Deduct the calculated band size. Each 1″ difference equals one cup size. (1″ or less is an A cup, a 2″ difference is a B cup, and so on.) If the band size is 40″ or greater, add 3″ for a more precise fit, rounding up to an even number.
How long should a breast form last?
The length of time that a breast form lasts will depend on several factors. Your body chemistry and proper care are the most important factors. Daily washing and proper storage can help increase the life of the product. Generally the forms will last between 2-5 years.
Do you carry products for immediately following surgery?
We have non-weighted prosthesis, post-surgical camisoles, scar reduction sheets, and sleep bras for your comfort following surgery.
What about insurance or Medicaid/Medicare?
We do not file insurance or Medicaid/Medicare. We are not a Medicare provider. Mastectomy products are covered under private insurance programs and Medicare. Allowables vary per state and company. Consult your company or local social security office for specific details. We send a submittable receipt with your order.
How will my order be shipped?
We ship in a nondescript box via UPS, FedEx or Priority Mail, whichever can get you your products the most efficiently and quickly. Orders are generally shipped within 2-3 business days unless there is a problem with the availability of the item. We will notify you if there will be a delay. Shipping outside of the U.S. is available at a charge of $60.00 per manufacturer. (For example, if an item from TruLife and an item from Nearly Me are ordered, there will be a $120.00 charge for the international order.) There is overnight shipping available for $50.00 per manufacturer on items from the Nearly Me®,TruLife®, Amoena® and Transforms® brands.
Do you ship outside the country?
Shipping outside the contiguous United States is available at an additional charge of $60.
Do you ship overnight?
Overnight shipping is available Monday – Thursday Only for $50 per manufacturer.
Can I mail, phone, or fax an order in?
We welcome your mail-in, phone, and fax orders. Our address is: Nearlyou.com, 3839 Granbury Drive, Dallas, TX 75287. Our toll free number for phone or fax orders is: 1-866-722-6168.
How do I return an item?
We hope you are extremely pleased with your purchase from Nearlyou.com, but if you need to return an item, please respect the following guidelines. If you need a different size or item, you may return your order with a return number and place another order online or phone for the new item. This will expedite your getting the correct item. Returns must be made within 30 days of receipt of the item, and the item may be subject to a 15% restocking fee. They will not be accepted without an return authorization number that has been issued by Nearlyou.com. Please call us toll free at 1-866-722-6168 to receive this number. Leave your name, order number, and date on our answering machine, and we will return your call with the number needed. You can also email us at email@example.com to receive your authorization number. Again, please include your name, order number, and date in the email. Returned items must be in the original carton and in new condition. Please include all accessories and paperwork. A 15% charge will be deducted for handling. There is no refund on shipping.