Need location to be fitted for breast prothesis
With a correctly fitting bra, it is unlikely that a form will be noticeable to others or fall out. These are usually made from silicone or latex and are significantly more expensive than a breast prosthesis that isn't custom-made.
Having the largest selction of regularly stocked bras and breast forms available in our area, our patients are usually able to go home with their new forms and bras the day of the fitting. Australian and international brands offer a wide range of styles, patterns and colours.
Custom breast prosthesis post mastectomy
A prosthesis can be worn against the skin, inside the pocket of a mastectomy bra, or attached to the chest wall. It may help to boost selfesteem after a mastectomy. Please take a look at some of our patient testimonials: "Thank you for your kind and thoughtful care, for explaining clearly, and for providing a good bra fitting experience on my first visit. These are lighter and cooler than silicone. Your prosthesis will have a guarantee but the length of this can vary and most prostheses will last longer than the period of the guarantee. Because this type of breast prosthesis is weighted, it may help your posture, prevent shoulder drop, and problems with balance. They need to be washed regularly and stored properly. If you use your usual prosthesis, rinse it in clean water afterwards to get rid of any chlorine or salt. Attachable breast An attachable breast is a self-adhesive breast form that attaches securely to the chest wall with adhesive strips. After surgery, you can wear a soft form made of fabric or foam. You should also carry a letter from your doctor or breast surgeon.
How can I get my breast prosthesis replaced? If you are a private patient, check to see if your private health scheme covers the cost of your prosthesis. International security checkpoints usually require passengers to go through full body scanners, which will detect the prosthesis.
You can talk to your breast care nurse, a breast prosthesis fitter, Cancer Council 13 11 20, a volunteer from Cancer Council Connect or members of a breast cancer support group. You can use your own bras and sew in a pocket, or you can buy pocketed bras.
As policies change, check what assistance is available before you buy prostheses or bras.
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