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 5 different sizes and two different 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 3 different outer diameters; 48mm, 57mm and 64mm. Choose the size that fits best to the area around your stoma needing protection. For greater coverage, you can choose the new wide sizes with the 18mm starter hole but larger outer diameter 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. With only minor creases and folds, the thinner seal is the right options. For areas around the stoma, with deeper creases and folds, the thicker seal would be a better option. Again, you can consider the wider option of seal if the area of creases and folds is more challenging.