Tips on Silicone Breast Form Attachment
Good quality breast forms have a strong polyurethane outer coating that allows for attachment to the body with approved medical tape or adhesives. We recommend the tapes that we supply which have been FDA approved for use on skin. If using adhesive then Hollister 7730 spray adhesive is the safest product on the market today both for you and your forms. The use of our medical tape strips, or the spray adhesive are safe for you and will prolong the life of your silicone breast forms. NEVER use two different types of adhesive at the same time otherwise you run the risk of a chemical reaction/interaction that may be detrimental to your breast form or your skin.
PREPARATION: To maximize the adhesion always wash the area of skin in question first and we strongly recommend the skin area is clean-shaven. After washing you should then rub alcohol or witch hazel over the clean area to remove any soap residue. Soap tends to remain on the skin when washing and will act as a barrier between the skin and adhesive, thus leading to an unsuccessful attachment.
Another method you could try would be to use Skin-Prep. This is a one stop shop product. No need to wash the area and then go over with rubbing alcohol. These pads make it so you can apply your adhesives immediately after cleaning. The formula on the Skin-Prep wipes create a film that increases the adhesion of tapes or sprays. They are fast and easy to use and also help reduce discomfort when removing adhesive from skin surface.
ATTACHMENT: Firstly, put on a bra that gives the form a nice secure fit. Next, place the forms, one at a time, on your chest. When you find the desired spot, take an eye pencil and outline where you would like your breast forms to go, for later application. Spray a light layer of Hollister 7730 adhesive onto the back of the breast form and allow it to set for 5 -10 seconds (some people prefer leaving a gap at the bottom end of the form which will allow the silicone breast to move more easily with the body). Place the form in the pre-marked area and rotate the form lightly so that the adhesive transfers to the skin. Remove spray the form again and leave to rest whilst you do the same with the other form/side of chest. Now place the form firmly onto the previously marked area on the chest that now has a residue of adhesive on it. Then pull up the bra cup to hold the form snugly against the chest wall. Repeat the process with the second silicone breast form and leave in place supported by the bra for 10-20 minutes. Gently remove the bra and you should be free to move around if you have followed all the steps correctly. Larger forms should always be partially supported with the use of a bra. If using tapes then follow the same steps.
REMOVING THE BREAST FORM: In order to detach the breast form – carefully pull the form away from the skin, taking care not to damage the silicone form. After they are removed, breast forms should have the adhesive residue removed immediately. Use a recommended adhesive remover like, ADR Breast Form Adhesive Remover. You can find this product at GlamourBoutique.com. This product gently removes tape and adhesive residue from the skin and breast forms.
Alternative breast attachment methods for crossdressers include using a sheer pocket bra and silicone breast plates as featured in the following video.
Use cotton wool to apply the solvent to the adhesive area and then wipe clean. A quick, no fuss method to remove adhesive from forms is to pour some remover onto a large flat dinner plate, place the form adhesive side down, wrap cling-film/plastic-wrap over the form and plate and leave for an hour or two. The adhesive then dissolves. Once adhesive has been removed from the forms, they should be washed in warm soapy water. Regular cleaning, care and maintenance of silicone breast forms will inevitably extend their life.
CAUTION: Once the polyurethane film has been pierced the liquid will leak out. The only measure to stop this is by use of Scotch Tape though this will only temporarily stop the disintegration of the form. Keep sharp objects away from silicone breast forms at all times and when not in use store them in the boxes they came in.