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An Introduction to Fitting, Forms, and Bras

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Our Certified fitting staff has over 60 years of fitting experience.
Since 1973, Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions has been serving women who have had breast surgery.   It is the goal of our associates to make your personal fitting as pleasant as possible.

  • Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions has achieved a Three-Year Accreditation award for breast prostheses and accessories by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics, Inc. and has been an ABC Accredited Facility since 2005.
  • Choose from the most extensive selection of breast forms and surgical bras.
  • Totally private, fitting and consultation with no obligation to purchase.
  • Arkansas’ most experienced, trained and caring fit specialists with over 80 years of combined experience.
  • No appointment necessary.  Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

In addition to breast forms and bras, Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions carries other products including swimwear year-round.  Whether planning a cruise, taking water aerobics, or just enjoying a day at the lake, we feature swimsuits that are designed to hold a breast form in place.

Questions You Might Have

 What is a breast form and how long will it last?

 A breast form (prosthesis) is a soft silicone molded form designed to recreate the natural appearance and gentle movement of a woman’s breast.  Silicone is the most lifelike substance available.  Silicone forms carry a two year warranty.  Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions features the latest technology in breast forms as new products and improvements become available.

Most breast forms are worn in a pocket that is sewn into the bra.  Attachable breast forms which adhere to the chest wall are also availble.  The breast form is weighted to restore balance, help maintain shoulder posture and increase physical comfort.  For lounging and leisurewear, lighter weight breast forms and fiberfill puffs are also available.

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Our newest by ABC. Made especially for lymphodema.

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What can I expect at my fitting?

 A caring, trained fit specialist will show you products which are available to you.  In a private consultation, she will help you find the product which fits you and helps you to meet your goals and expectations.  Your fitting will take about an hour because it is important to have a bra which is comfortable and fits properly.

 

How soon can I be fitted?

 Your doctor will tell you when you can be fitted for a weighted prosthesis.  When that happens, please ask for a prescription for your mastectomy products.  In the meantime, we have lightweight puffs and soft unconstructed stretch bras which you can wear immediately after surgery.

 

How much does a breast form cost?  Is it covered by insurance?

 Silicone gel breast forms can cost between $240 and $340, depending on the style and manufacturer.   Insurance coverage varies, but Medicare and many private insurance companies typically pay a portion if not all of the cost of the prosthesis and two surgical bras.  Our staff will be glad to assist you in filling out your claim forms.  It has been our experience that Medicare along with most private insurance companies offering this coverage will allow replacement forms after two years or for medical necessity.

 

Do I need a prescription?

 Yes, Medicare requires that we have a doctor’s prescription in hand before any products can be dispensed. 

 


Have Questions?

Feel Free to phone us today at 501-227-5537

See Also

Information for Physicians
Privacy Policy
Race for the Cure

 
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Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions
Breckenridge Village
Southeast corner of Rodney Parham and I-430
10301 Rodney Parham Road
Little Rock, AR 72227
Phone: (501) 227-5537
Email: Click here to email us

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