Frequently Asked Questions
How can I be sure of a good model & color? (Free Consult 715-829-4488)
Naturally Impressive offers you a wide selection of models and colors.
This is a great opportunity, but it might seem a bit confusing.
Please don't hesitate to call and let a breast cancer survivor assist you in your decision making process.
We're usually available 9am to 9pm CST, including weekends.
Ask yourself the following questions as a guide:
1) Do you want bumpy or smooth areola?
-Bumpy areola variations: Models Eve, Ava, Emi & Rae
-Smoother areola: Models Joy, Lee & Nia
2) Do you like to go braless or wear thin bra without having "headlights"?
-Your best choice would be Model Lee with one millimeter nipple projection.
-Models Eve, Rae & Lee come in two millimeter nipple projection which may show nipples subtly when braless.
3) Do you want full, medium or petite width of the actual nipple?
Full nipple width; bumpy areola=Eve
Full nipple width; smoother areola=Joy
Medium nipple width; bumpy areola=Ava or Rae
Medium nipple width; smoother areola=Lee
Petite nipple width; bumpy areola=Emi
Petite nipple width; smoother areola=Nia
-Nipple width is noted under large photo in model description.
4) Choose from one of our five basic "tried and true" nipple-areola color combinations that fit a wide range of natural skin tones. If you feel like you are between colors, give us a call to discuss. All models available in all five colors.
- We realize it's difficult to determine colors, models & sizes via computer monitor, so within 2 weeks of receipt we allow one free adjustment/exchange or return product for a FULL REFUND.
How long do Naturally Impressive nipples last?
Naturally Impressive nipple prosthetics are made from 100% pure, high quality, medical grade platinum silicone. If using Pros-Aide adhesive, they might last for years (but they also might fall off unpredictably and get lost). After years of offering both Telesis (Silicone Based) and Pros-Aide (Water Based) adhesives, we find women strongly prefer the secure hold that Telesis adhesive provides.
Since Telesis adhesive sticks so well to pure silicone & thin silicone nipple edges are delicate in order to blend into the skin beautifully, the result of wearing and caring for the prosthesis using Telesis slowly causes the edges to show cosmetic wear.
Women vary greatly in their cosmetic preferences and how often they wish to replace their Naturally Impressive nipples. They may last a year for women who wear them intermittantly. With consistent wear, average replacement time is 4 to 6 months. Please note that we have discount prices for reorders.
How is a Naturally Impressive silicone nipple prosthesis held in place?
Because water based adhesive (such as Pros-Aide) does not provide a secure bond to silicone, we prefer to provide clients with a highly safety tested,
gentle, effective, medical grade silicone adhesive (Telesis). It is simply brushed on the back of the prosthesis, allowed to dry thoroughly (per application instructions) and applied to breast mound.
This provides a secure, waterproof bond that will stay in place through work outs, bathing, intimacy and swimming. It stays on securely for 1 to 3 weeks per adhesive application (individual variations).
Some women with radiated or dry (non-oily) skin might experience sufficient adhesion with Pros-Aide adhesive. If interested, we suggest you purchase (on your own) "Pros-Aide: The Original", 2 ounce bottle, online. Contact us if you would like to discuss which adhesive option is best for you.
Wouldn't "stick on" silicone nipples be easier to use?
Self stick nipple prostheses (comes with adhesive pre-applied) might sound like a good idea...nice and easy, just like window cling. However, the body is much different than a window surface. Dust and/or body oils accumulate on the "self stick" adhesive. Thus, with each successive application, the "stick on" nipple diminishes adhesive effectiveness making it frustratingly unreliable. Naturally Impressive nipples use renewable adhesive assuring consistent performance with each application. Self stick nipple prosthetics often need to be taken off at bedtime and don't stay on dependably for sex or for swimming.
After spending years trying to hide my nipples before breast cancer surgery, I'm not sure I want to deal with that again.
That's part of the beauty of the Naturally Impressive option. You haven't made a permanent decision. You can wear your Naturally Impressive silicone nipple prosthesis or not as you wish. We also have several models with very low projection (1-2mm), so you have the full sense of visual normalcy without having to worry about "headlights". Best of both worlds!
I have sensitive skin. How do I know the adhesive won't cause a rash?
Telesis adhesives have been carefully tested by independent labs for safety (see statement below). It would be rare to have a skin irritation, but we encourage women with sensitive skin, radiated skin or thin skin over implants to use shorter first time wear to verify skin condition.
"Telesis products have proven to be both safe and highly effective in the medical, makeup and cosmetic industries. All products have been tested by independent labs for dermal irritation and they do not contain any known carcinogens or cyto-toxins." - from Premiere Products website. Premiere Products is an FDA licensed manufacturer.
If you notice skin irritation, discontinue use. Contact your MD / surgeon if it doesn't resolve or gets worse. We appreciate you letting us know if you experience any difficulty with skin sensitivity.
Does insurance cover Naturally Impressive, LLC nipple-areola prostheses?
Please do not assume coverage until you verify the specifics with your insurance company. Naturally Impressive, LLC does not bill insurance companies directly. Even if covered, deductibles are always a consideration in terms of receiving actual payment. Pre-tax health savings accounts are a good reliable payment option for many clients. Many are motivated to purchase Naturally Impressive, LLC nipple prosthetics even if their insurance won't reimburse. The extraordinary quality and cost effectiveness of Naturally Impressive nipples provide the result they have been searching for in nipple-areola restoration.