Has anyone tried making the openings larger by trimming the rubber on the cushion with a scissors?
I noticed the curled edges around the openings and I was wondering if the rubber would tear after being cut?
I currently have an Amara View with both small and medium cushions.
The original mask came with the small cushion, but the nostril opening covered 1/3 of my nostrils. And the mouth opening covered my lower lip.
So, I got the medium size (before finding the sizing chart online and seeing they fit by length of nose). The cushion still fits in the same mask frame (the frame is too small for me). Although the openings are slightly larger, the cushion is now too deep for my nose and I have leaks that blow into my eyes.
So, I want to go back to the small mask but with a little customizing. I plan to use a hole punch and/or small scissors to trim the rubber around the openings.
Somewhat confused here (I use that mask)
"And the mouth opening covered my lower lip" it is supposed to cover your lower lip so it is a full face mask (mouth and nose) what am I missing?
As for increasing the opening, I have thought about this. I would not recommend scissors as any not very smooth curve will produce a focus point and may cause a tear. As far as I can figure out, that little strap between the nose opening and your upper lip is to keep the part of the mask on each side of your nose from expanding outward when filled with air pressure. It is not part of the seal itself. If that part tears or breaks the mask will not seal around the bottom of your nose.
Good luck and let us know how it goes, should you decide to move forward
The silicon cushion lays on my lower lip and covers/reduces the opening for my mouth breathing. (I want to get the cushion to lay just under the lower lip.)