Get your shape back after surgery with a mastectomy prosthesis.
If you would rather forgo breast reconstruction surgery but you still want a breast shape, a mastectomy prosthesis (or breast form) can help you look balanced again without undergoing another operation. You can wear a single mastectomy prosthesis (or two prostheses if you had a double mastectomy) if you still want the appearance of breasts, but you want to forgo or hold off on reconstruction.
The fastest way to fill the space where your breast used to be, a mastectomy prosthesis can be discreetly slipped into your mastectomy bra or mastectomy bathing suit. You will then appear like you did before surgery, which is a huge relief for many of the women who turn to us at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics after losing a breast.
There are two primary types of breast protheses, and either may be right for you for a different reason or at different times in your life:
- Silicone—In general, silicone breast protheses offer the most natural and realistic look and feel. There are also two types of silicone prostheses – asymmetrical and symmetrical.
- Leisure Form—Usually made from foam or polyfill, we recommend a lightweight breast prothesis when recovering from surgery because this type is the most comfortable.
Find out more about why so many women in Winston-Salem, North Carolina prefer our approach to mastectomy prostheses by contacting our office today.