Frequently Asked Questions on Post Mastectomy

What is a breast form?

A breast form is an external prosthesis which can be worn inside the bra pocket of a post mastectomy bra. It has the look and feel of a natural breast and is generally made of silicone, gel, foam or fiberfill. Breast forms come in a variety of shape, size and color. The amount of breast tissue removed during mastectomy determines the prosthesis best suited for the person.

What is post mastectomy bra?

Post mastectomy bras are similar to regular bras but with an important difference – there are spandex pockets inside the post mastectomy bra that holds a breast prosthesis securely in place.

How soon after surgery can I be fitted for a breast form?

After mastectomy, it takes around four to six weeks for essential healing to take place after which the first fitting for a silicone breast form may be held.