Post Mastectomy: how soon can I wear A breast prosthesis?

How soon after my surgery can a Breast Form be worn?

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Post Mastectomy: How Soon Can I Wear A Breast Prosthesis?

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Thank you for your question.  You can wear the external prosthesis as soon as you are healed from your mastectomy.  Please ask your surgeon for clearance.  Also keep in mind that you can have prescription written for an external prosthesis so your insurance can cover this for you.  Best of luck. 

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I think you really need to direct this question to your surgeon who will know how well you are haling and can make an assessment based upon that.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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