Perfect Again Testimonials
These testimonials are all from Perfect Again Clients and Health Professionals.
“I cry it's so delicious!” - Jean from Surfcoast
“I am very happy with my Perfect Again breast form. It feels so light and natural that I forget that I have only one remaining breast and am reminded only when getting undressed. I teach and practice yoga almost daily and the breast form stays perfectly snug in my bra and any postures where my chest is pressed into the ground feels super comfortable. Simply put it's been it's perfect for my lifestyle. Perfect Again was a significant part of my healing process after having breast cancer and I cannot thank Julie and Franco enough for all their work.
- Sally from Melbourne
“This week I was able to cuddle my grandsons without a qualm. So my life has changed again - with greater security and peace of mind.”
- Kathryn from ACT
"These breast forms are extremely comfortable to wear and delicate against the skin. I no longer have any shoulder or muscle issues and can wear "off-the-rack" bras."
- Amelia from regional Victoria
"After 5 years with an implant following breast cancer, I decided to have it removed and I'm so pleased I did. In fact, I wish I had never agreed to have a reconstruction to begin with!
Yet I still wanted to look "whole" again and soon found on the Internet a company aptly called Perfect Again.
The service I received from the company's founder Julie Brand, was more than I could ever have hoped for and the oh so natural looking and feeling breast prosthesis skilfully crafted by her partner has certainly achieved that look for me.
A fantastic all-round service from a company I highly recommend".
-Sylvia from Perth
"In 1999 I met Julie Brand and in 2002 I went through the diagnosis of breast cancer, her mastectomy and failure of her breast reconstruction as her GP and as a friend. Quite early on in this litany of negative experiences she stated to me,
“I am going to treat my breast cancer as a new adventure”!!!
I was in awe of her positivity and with her artistic mind, she challenged the age-old assumption that a breast prosthesis needed to weigh the same as its companion. Julie wore her traditional prosthesis for only a few days until, together with her partner, they customised the first “Breast Form” that was identical in shape to her remaining breast but by using lightweight materials sat snugly in her bra and did not make its presence felt every time she moved.
This does seem so simple and sensible but it takes a visionary that has undertaken the voyage to push through tradition and come up with a more practical approach.
Breast cancer sufferers worldwide may well be the beneficiaries of her ingenuity.
Well done Julie!! The adventure continues!!"
-Dr. Mike Birrell MBBS FRACGP OAM
"I feel like I can wear fitted tops again, and the confidence this gives me is fabulous. I could forget I was even wearing this one, which is nice. Great to feel normal again, and not be reminded of cancer every time I move."
- Jenni from Adelaide
“I am comfortable and it looks good.”
- Helen from Melbourne
Julie Brand’s specialised breast forms are a ‘stand out’ amidst the choices available for women seeking external breast prostheses following mastectomy.
Perfect Again Breast Forms look and feel quite different to traditional prostheses and have been designed and manufactured by Julie, who has had personal experience with breast cancer, and have been designed to support women in the same situation.
- Catherine Enter Breast Care Nurse
Sth Gippsland Hospital, Victoria
"I have the boobs and they are fabulous. The box with 4 forms is lighter than a single boob of the ones I had. The shape is perfect and it has solved the gap. In a V neck top, I look normal. Fantastic! I'm over the moon".
- Helen from WA
"I was introduced to Julie and her breast form "Perfect Again" through a mutual friend. I had had a mastectomy 23 years previously and had been using the standard breast prosthesis. I had never felt comfortable and complete with it due to the weight and the type of material used. It was the standard prosthesis that is offered to women and it would move and sag. I found myself readjusting it and my bra during the day. It had become a tic of sorts and I had resigned myself to the discomfort and embarrassment it caused.
I met Julie and was drawn to her magnificent posture and lovely presentation. She looked so confident and there were no signs that she suffered from the awful prosthesis that I was familiar with.
Julie, first of all, fitted me out with the correct type of bra. And yes, the ones I chose are so pretty as well as super comfortable. Then she chose the breast form size and just popped it under my bra. That simple! No sleeves or pouches to speak of. What amazed me was how light it was. The form itself does not change or lose shape and sits perfectly in place because of the bra fitting.
What I'm enjoying the most is that my posture has completely changed for the better. I hadn't realised how much the old prosthesis had distorted how I stood and how crouched over I had become.
Julie knows what she is doing. She understands that comfort is so important when it comes to a breast prosthesis. She gets that a bra is an essential part of being fitted for the prosthesis.
I am so happy with my breast form.
Do yourself a favour and have a chat with Julie. Thank you, Julie, for being so kind and generous with your expert advice.Forever grateful.
- Jane from the Bellarine Peninsular
"My sister was getting married on 28th December and my double mastectomy was booked in for the 3rd of December. I already had my dress and I really wanted to feel beautiful in it at the wedding. So, after hearing how comfortable the Perfect Again breast forms are from someone online, I decided to call Julie prior to having surgery to see if wearing breast forms so soon after was possible and if so, whether the Perfect Again breast forms would be suitable. I knew nothing about breast forms but Julie talked me through everything and was absolutely amazing. Despite how light the breast forms are, Julie was concerned that they may still bother me because of how close together the surgery and the wedding were. But, she was determined that I was going to be able to wear my maid of honour dress and went above and beyond, even speaking to a friend who's an excellent seamstress, to figure out how the breast forms could be sewn into the dress to eliminate any discomfort. It turned out that the breast forms were so comfortable that I was able to wear then directly against my skin on a 39' C day without any discomfort at all. As well as being comfortable, the breast forms look completely natural and Julie made absolutely sure that I had the right size and shape. All of this was done by phone! I can't recommend Julie and Perfect Again breast forms more highly!
- Amina from Albury
"Just over a year ago I had a bilateral mastectomy and soon into my recovery, I got my breast forms from the lingerie shop recommended by the hospital. I was excited to get them but this was short lived, within 10 minutes I started to sweat and my chest became very itchy. After many suggestions to manage this none of which worked someone mentioned Perfect Again.
After speaking to Julie on the phone I went to the Breast Studio and Julie spent two hours with me learning about me, what I needed and fitting me until we got the right feel and look. I felt like I had made a new friend. The breast forms are great, no sweating, no itching, they are light and no one would know they're not real.
I cannot recommend Perfect Again highly enough. The personal caring service and great product really helped in getting me back to my pre-cancer self. In a perfect world I would hope no one needed breast forms but unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world, but we are lucky to live in a world with Perfect Again."
- Dianne from Melbourne
"Perfect Again breast forms are amazing! I previously had a weighted breast form and didn't realise how depressed I was becoming. But the Perfect Again forms work perfectly and I feel sooooo amazingly different!!
I feel like my emotional healing from having cancer which was previously stagnant, has now been able to progress to the next level with my Perfect Again breast form. I don't have to be embarrassed by a breast form that flops around and bangs on my chest as I lean forward and straight back up again. I don't get uncomfortable anymore holding my baby against the new form as it's not a firm weight on my tender scar. I am MUCH more comfortable and even have less pain and more confidence.
The business is run by people who are tender and caring. It's healing to be fitted by someone who 'gets it' and understands me and is so supportive through such a vulnerable time. Thank you to Julie and her team!!!"
- Jacinta from regional Victoria
"As a plastic and reconstructive breast surgeon, one of the most common complaints post-mastectomy that I hear is the clumsiness and unwieldiness associated with wearing an external prosthesis. Even though the modern forms are weighted to match the approximate weight of the lost breast it is not held attached to the musculature of the chest wall, it sits free in a bra with the fulcrum at the shoulder. It thus feels much heavier than the natural breast and has a tendency to sit out from the chest wall, giving the "dreaded gape" in summer clothing.
Julie, having learned through her own experiences has developed a prosthesis individually moulded to the chest wall so that it does not tend to fall away. Being much lighter, the perceived weight is more balanced to the natural side.
The Perfect Again light-weight breast form is a clever design that avoids many of the problems associated with external breast prostheses."
- Ms. Niamh Corduff
Aesthetic Breast Surgery Centre
74 Gheringhap Street
GEELONG VIC 3222
"As a Physiotherapist, I have followed many women’s post-mastectomy journeys, as well as their physical and emotional challenges and triumphs along the way. It is always fulfilling & satisfying to see women’s wellbeing, body image and self-esteem greatly enhanced by their ability to return as quickly as possible to their previous lifestyle, recreational and sporting activities.
Julie’s “Perfect Again” lightweight Breast Forms will give women this opportunity as it will allow them to ‘feel and look normal’ as opposed to the constant awareness of a heavier cumbersome breast form.
Julie's vision and passion, combined with her first-hand experience of her own mastectomy and artistic background, in developing this Breast Form is a true ‘gift‘ to women.
Many women all over the world will be eternally grateful to Julie for her expertise in researching and producing this affordable and extremely professionally made Breast Form allowing an earlier transition back to a happy and fulfilling life."
Physiotherapist /Practice owner
Pt Lonsdale Physiotherapy
101 Bellarine Highway
Pt Lonsdale, Vic 3225, Australia
"I'm absolutely loving my new foob! As promised, it is lightweight and is delivering comfort. Although I haven't tried the usual silicon ones, I can just tell from handling silicon (whilst creating sculptures), that it would be heavy and sticky on the skin.
What I've realised, is that it's not necessarily the weight, but also the "drag" caused by friction on the skin, which is already hypersensitive from radiation and surgery.
Even my crochet and knitted foobs are uncomfortable during and by the end of the day. I now realise it's because they are light and move around a lot more as the body moves. As that happens, friction occurs.
The other major issue is the TEXTURE of the foob.
Any lump or bump is felt when your skin is hypersensitive. The crochet and knitted ones have small lumps and bumps especially in the middle, where they are fixed/knotted/joined together.
THIS is actually my biggest issue.
So to discover the inside concave curve of your foob is HEAVENLY! No more nagging dragging on the skin. This is the single most enlightening discovery of your foob. The concave design means nearly zero friction on my chest wall. The weight is distributed to the outer [rim] of the prosthesis. (I don't really need to tell you this, you designed it!) And that's due to the completely smooth texture of the material, and the inner concave design.
Miraculous- NO DISCOMFORT ALL DAY!
And no movement...solid as a rock.
This week we had a couple of 35' days. Because I'm still moisturising (1 year post-radiation) I've been placing a tissue between the skin and the foob (because it's not in a mastectomy bra pocket as I prefer the foob to sit lower in the bra than in the pocket, to match the other real breast).
On Friday I had to work outside (I work in a primary school setting) all afternoon in the direct heat. Surprisingly, no sweaty dramas, even though my bra was sweaty and soggy around the band, my foob and chest wall were fine, still perfectly comfortable, so much so that I wasn't even aware of it being there! (No having to adjust it all day either).
So a big thank you to you and your partner [Franco] for designing something so simple and revolutionary!
A truly magnificent and much-needed product.
PS. Apologies for all the capitals and exclamation marks, but I'm excited! I love a well designed practical solution.
-Suzette from Newcastle