What is a breast prosthesis?

A prosthesis is a simple alternative to reconstructive surgery if you have had a mastectomy. Fitted for your bras, bathing suits and other forming undergarments, a prosthesis will be fitted in size to match your other breast. Ask your surgeon, a social worker at the hospital or other survivors you know to refer you to a prosthesis fitter (who will be able to sew pockets into your favorite undergarments for the prosthesis). This may be at a specialty boutique (generally only if you live in a larger city), a store within the hospital, or even the lingerie section of department stores. There are also sites on the internet that sell clothing and undergarments for women with breast prosthesis. To find a list visit Shop Well With You.