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A breast prosthesis is the name given to a manufactured breast form. When you have had breast surgery and especially if you’ve had a partial or full mastectomy, a prosthesis may be fitted to replace the tissue that was removed. This prosthesis is typically worn inside your bra.
Yes, before you go home from the hospital, you will be given a temporary prosthesis. This is a soft shaped, little cushion commonly called a ‘comfy.’ You can wear it inside your bra for a few weeks to simulate your previous shape. However, if it is uncomfortable or painful to wear a bra at this time you can pin the ‘comfy’ on to the inside of your top.

Once your scar has healed satisfactorily, around 6 weeks after your operation, you can then be fitted with you own permanent prosthesis.

However if radiotherapy is to be given, it would be better to continue wearing your soft ‘comfy’ until 3-4 weeks after your treatment has finished, as your skin may still feel tender during this period.

A permanent prosthesis such as Versacchi’s Breast Forms™ is shaped like an actual breast and has a soft, smooth outer cover. The inside is filled with a special gel that has different properties depending on the type of prosthesis that you choose.

Some are shaped to the chest cavity and others will cool you down if you tend to have hot flushes. Others can be made lighter so that you can wear them inside you bra. It all depends on you individual needs. All our Breast Forms™ absolutely look, feel and move in a realistic fashion, and of course come in many different shapes and sizes – matched to the patients individual preferences and body type.

Fitting is done by a highly trained specialist, someone with first hand experience in this field. Since your permanent prosthesis can only be fitted after your scar has healed, your breast care nurse will be able to help inform you of the different choices available. Or, you can easily and discreetly make an appointment with one of our expert and experienced fitters here at Versacchi by calling 021-4627400