A breast prosthesis or breast form is an artificial breast that is used after a breast surgery in
which the breast has been altered or removed. Whether the loss of the breast is permanent or temporary, a breast form
can be worn to simulate the natural breast and body shape. Full breasts and partial breasts, known as equalizers, can
be worn to balance the appearance depending on what type of surgical procedure has been performed. These forms come in
a variety of materials (usually silicone, foam or fiberfill) and they can be worn inside a mastectomy bra or attached
to the body depending on how long after the surgery it has been.
These special bras are made that have pockets to hold the prosthesis. Like the regular bras they vary in sizes. There are
many attractive bras that come in various colors and material that can be fitted at the time of the prosthesis.
How soon after surgery can a breast form be worn?
Nonsilicone breast prosthesis:
This prosthesis is a lightweight breast form made of foam or fiberfill and can be worn right after a mastectomy.
It can also be worn during exercise, swimming, and in hot weather.
A postsurgical camisole is made of a soft, stretchy material with lace elastic straps and is often worn immediately after a
breast surgery. A lightweight, removable soft breast form can be placed into a pocket in the camisole and worn until the
surgical site is healed.
It is a good idea to consult your doctor on the right time to start wearing the breast prothesis. It however varies for each
woman depending on her surgery and healing. Most women will be able to wear a prothesis (breast form) within 2-8 weeks after
How do you obtain these products?
MSCP fits breast prostheses and bras and provides them free of charge. Sometimes we do not have them ready
as we depend on how quick the delivery from Switzerland is. The most important concern is finding one that is comfortable,
balance & fits your body. Our volunteer fitters will help you fit the bra and prosthesis. You may call to schedule an
appointment for your fitting. Please make time, fitting may take up to about an hour.