Post-Op Mastectomy Care
Our goal is to provide patients with continued compassionate care and support while they adjust to their new physical appearance. One of our nurses is a certified prosthesis fitter . She in most cases will have already established a relationship with you and will discuss the prosthetic options with you.
What is a breast prosthesis?
A breast prosthesis or breast form is an artificial breast which is used after surgery. It is worn in order to simulate the natural breast and body shape. These forms come in a variety of materials, usually silicone, foam, or fiberfill.
Why would I need a breast prosthesis?
A prosthesis not only allows a woman to wear the clothing she did prior to surgery, but also helps to balance posture, preventing back, neck pain, and curvature of the spine.
What is a mastectomy bra?
A bra that has special pockets sewn inside the cup that hold the prosthesis in place.
When will I be fitted
for a prosthesis?
You will be given a camisole at your first post-op appointment. The camisole is a soft undergarment with a fiberfill form which you may wear until all post-op swelling has diminished, usually six to eight weeks after your operation. In most cases six to eight weeks after surgery you will be ready for your first fitting for a mastectomy bra and breast prosthesis. Normally two visits are required. One for the initial fitting and a second fitting when your order arrives to ensure proper fit.
Will Medicare cover
Yes, Medicare pays for the cost of the prosthesis and bras. Unlike some establishments, we file the Medicare claim for you.