Questions & answers
Is the Brava Protective Seal flexible?
The new polymer formulation makes the seal both very flexible and at the same time robust. It stays firmly in place until removal giving the feeling of security and it follows body movements to accommodate an active lifestyle.
Is the seal fit for ileostomy users with an aggressive output?
Yes. The Brava Protective Seal is durable and therefore suitable for people with both an ileostomy and a urostomy. The seal is resistant to the aggressive constituents of output and its high tack makes it stick fast, which is beneficial for people where the speed of product changes is of importance.
Why does it come in so many different sizes?
Varying body profiles and stoma sizes mean that there is a requirement for a range of seal sizes. The Brava Protective Seal comes in 12 different sizes with varying starter holes, outer diameters and thicknesses to accommodate individual needs.
How do I choose the correct size?
The first step is look at the size of the stoma which will determine the diameter of the starter hole. The Brava Protective Seal comes with a choice of 3 different starter holes; 18mm, 27mm and 34mm. It is important that the starter hole is not bigger than the size of your stoma. It can be smaller as the seal can be stretched.
The second step is to look at the area around your stoma. The Brava Protective Seal comes in 4 different outer diameters; 48mm, 57mm, 64mm and 76mm. Choose the size that fits best to the area around your stoma needing protection. For greater coverage, you can choose the wide or large sizes to cover even more surface area.
The last step is to take a look at the area of skin around your stoma. The Brava Protective Seal comes in two thicknesses; 2.5mm and 4.2mm (only 2.5mm is available for large sizes). With only minor creases and folds, the thinner seal is the right option. For areas around the stoma, with deeper creases and folds, the thicker seal would be a better option. Again, you can consider the wide or large options of seal if the area of creases and folds is more challenging.