The scary truth is that nearly one in eight women will face invasive breast cancer in the course of their lifetime, and likely, the resulting single or bilateral mastectomy to remove it.

While reconstructive surgery has come a long way in the past few decades, nearly 40 percent of those women will opt out of the procedure. Many don’t want to face the cost, or the longer-term rehabilitation, when their bodies are still recovering from trauma of invasive surgery. Others, particularly many older women, simply don’t think reconstruction is a priority, or don’t wish to take on the added risks of additional surgery, because they have other health problems to consider.

That’s when silicone breast forms can go a long way toward boosting their self esteem. Naturally weighted breast forms help to keep their bodies aligned, reducing back and neck strain. And at the end of the day, an even bust goes a long way toward making their clothes fit properly. Here’s a great video about post-surgical solutions and how to proceed after a mastectomy.