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Freqently Asked Questions

I was born with uneven breast. Can you help?

Currently over 45% of women have one breast that is a half cup or larger than the other breast. How do I regain symmetry?

How Do I meassure my bra size?

After breast cancer surgery, getting the right fit for your bra is important. Wearing the right bra does wonders for your figure, makes you feel more confident and comfortable, and is best for your breast health. 

How long can a breast prothesis last?

Breast prostheses are incredibly resilient and are designed to stand up to the normal everyday demands placed upon them. If cared for properly and correctly, your breast forms should last between 1-2 years. 

How can I choose a breast form that works for me?

It's crucial to have an individual fitting. When trying on forms, focus on fit, comfort, and style — and whether both sides match.  This is best accomplished right after the mastectomy, ....

Does my Health insurance cover wigs?

Most health Insurance companies cover part or all of the cost of the wig if your doctor writes a prescription. Ask for a prescription for a "cranial prosthesis” (that is, a wig!) to submit to your insurer. Not every company reimburses, but we will try. Our wig specialists stand ready to assit you in the process. 

Why are there different shapes of prosthesis?

Every woman’s body is different so there is a large range of prostheses available in various shapes. The three main shapes are triangular, circular and teardrop shapes. A triangle form has a rounded look and is generally designed for younger women with firmer pectoral muscles.

 

The type of prosthesis you wear will depend on the amount and location of tissue removed during surgery. We will help you find one that is close to your original breast shape and suits your lifestyle. Your fitter will be able to guide you through the range of prostheses that are suitable for you.

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