Mastectomy Bras & Prostheses
A breast prosthesis is an artificial breast-shaped form that can be worn under clothing after a mastectomy. After your physician has said that you are ready to purchase a breast form, and has given you a prescription, review the following questions to find a breast form that will work for you. Make sure that you make an appointment with a fitter who is trained to fit women who have had breast surgery. Bosom Buddies resource guide, Navigating Your Breast Cancer Journey-Maricopa County Resources, contains information on mastectomy supplies and vendors. Please contact us for a free copy.
Questions to ask:
- What products will my insurance company cover?
- What specific types do you carry?
- Do you provide in-home private consultations and is there a fee?
- Am I required to pay up-front or will you bill my insurance company?
- Do you provide any discounts?
Tips and considerations:
- Check with your insurance company or Medicare to see if it covers prostheses and/or specialty clothing. Get specifics on what is covered and what is not.
- Comfort and fit should be uppermost in your mind. A prosthesis cannot be returned, so take your time when shopping.
- Make an appointment with a fitter who is trained to fit women who have had breast surgery.
- Write “surgical” on your bill.
Please note: We do NOT accept donations of mastectomy bras or breast prostheses at this time. We currently do not know of an organization that is accepting them. If you would like to support Bosom Buddies of AZ through donations, please see our Make A Donation page for ways you can help.