prosthesis is an artificial breast-shaped form that can be
worn under clothing after a mastectomy.
if your insurance company covers the cost of prostheses and/or
specialty clothing. In most cases you must have a prescription
from your doctor.
and fit should be uppermost in your mind. A prosthesis cannot
be returned, so make an appointment with a specialist who
is trained to fit women who have had breast surgery.
making an appointment, ask:
What specific types of products do they carry?
Do they do in-home fittings, and is there a fee?
Will the fittings be done in a private setting?
Do they require up-front payment, or will they bill
my insurance company?
How much time does the appointment take?
How long before the prosthesis is available?
How often should the prosthesis be replaced?
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