Who is covered for a breast prothesis?
Your private insurance may cover the full or partial cost of your breast prosthesis and mastectomy / surgical bras after a lumpectomy or mastectomy surgery. Anything not covered by your insurance or the government may be eligible as a medical expense on your income tax.
Does the government help pay for the breast prothesis?
Any woman that has undergone mastectomy / lumpectomy surgery with an O.H.I.P. card is eligible for partial grant by the government under the Assistive Devices Program (ADP). *Bras are not covered by ADP.
Often private insurance may cover the full or partial cost of breast prostheses and mastectomy / surgical bras.
How long does a breast prosthesis last?
Breast prostheses are under warranty for 2 years from the date of purchase. If any manufacturers defect occurs during that time, the prosthesis will be replaced at no charge.
Why do I need to wear a special bra?
Mastectomy bras are designed with a special pocket built into the cup so that the breast prosthesis can be placed there securely. The special pocketed bra holds the prosthesis in place and prevents it from falling out or becoming dislodged. Many women try to wear a non-mastectomy bra after surgery but find that their breast prosthesis moves or falls out during activity.
Do breast prostheses come in different colors to match my skin tone?
Most breast prosthesis come in lighter and darker tones to accommodate all women.
How often should I replace my breast form?
Your breast prosthesis is under warranty for two years and is usually replaced at that time. You may apply for ADP funding every 2 years.
What should I expect during my first appointment?
You will be greeted in a warm and friendly environment and we will gather some general information from you. You will be measured for a properly fitting mastectomy bra and then fit for a breast prothesis. We will answer any questions you have, teach you how to take care of your breast prosthesis and mastectomy bras and go over any warranty information.
What should I bring to my appointment?
You should bring the following:
* Your doctor’s contact information
* Any insurance information you have
* Your favourite shirt that you like to wear often
* A list of questions
* Your O.H.I.P. card
Your first appointment should take approximately 1 hr. Please be on time to ensure that we have ample time to visit with you.