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CRISSCROSS Intimates - Luxe Intimate Apparel for Women and Men.

Post-surgical undergarments for any Stage or Phase of Breast Surgery. Comfortable, chic and colorful compression undergarments.

Collection: Post-Surgical Bras, Prosthesis Bra, Briefs, Thongs, Leggings, Compression Sleeves, Sleecrets, Pouch, Men's Vests and other Accessories and Inspirational Products.

[Leggings and Prosthesis by Anita and Men’s Shapewear by Leonisa not for resale, consumers only].

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What to know about Breast Gel Implants

Articles are about Inspiration and Advancements in Breast Health & Wellness.

The CRISSCROSS Intimates Blog page is written by Survivor and Designer, Jean Criss.  Articles are about inspiration and breast health and wellness, product, bras and CRISSCROSS, other brands, ta-tas, advanced technology solutions, and so much more! Also, follow my other industry Columns here.

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What to know about Breast Gel Implants

Jean Criss

One of the sponsored vendors at this year's Columbia University Breast Cancer Management 2018 Conference was Natrelle - the makers of MemoryGel Breast Implants, the #1 global brand most trusted for more than 30 years.  How do I know? Because I am a customer.


That's right - I was the fourth research patient in the state of New Jersey to participate in a nationwide clinical trial with the original Natrelle 410 Cohesive Gel Gummy Bear implants when I had my first of four reconstructive surgeries post bi-lateral mastectomy.  It's now going on 11 years that I've had breast implants as a Breast Cancer Survivor.  My body has adjusted and accepted the changes that women experience during these post-op procedures. While my journey was not the "norm" for most breast patients, I finally obtained asymmetry when I transitioned from the bi-lateral lumpectomy to bi-lateral mastectomy with reconstruction. 

What I find most intriguing today is that over 5 million women now have Mentor silicone gel breast implants which are most widely used for augmentation and reconstruction surgeries.  In recent studies by Natrelle, the Mentor MemoryGel had the lowest incidence of wrinkling with augmentation surgery at 1.3% compared to Allergan Natrelle with reconstruction surgery at 3.5% and lowest incidence of Capsular Contracture at 12.1% augmentation and 20.5% reconstruction.   These findings were obtained from 7 clinical studies with over 190,000 women -- 97% and 99% respectively were satisfied with these brands. 


The simplicity of choice ranges from natural fullness to enhanced fullness from a moderate to ultra-high profile breast implants.  You and your plastic surgeon select what's best for your unique patient journey. You'll find that the design and shape is an art to ensure the breast fit for your body.  

Should future wrinkling, rippling or other complications occur, corrective reconstruction may be necessary and is oftentimes, covered by your health insurance for many breast procedures. 

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The look 'n feel of gel implants are remarkable and I especially designed the CRISSCROSS Collection with these in mind - whether you have silicone gel implants, saline implants, tissue expanders or choose breast prostheses.  The Nina and Grace Bras fit sizes S - 3XL and offer custom sizes for larger breasted women.  The Christina Bra has a soft-lined pocket for your prosthesis and is available in S - 2XL with custom sizes too.

You can learn more about these gel implants at either or  You can learn more about our contemporary post-surgical collection of intimates at To learn more about the Types of Breast Implants available, click here.

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