Breast prosthesis fitting clinics
The breast care nurse team provide a breast prosthesis fitting service to women who are asymmetrical following breast surgery or due to developmental abnormalities.
If you have had a mastectomy (removal of the breast) you will be fitted with a temporary, soft prosthesis (a cumfie) by the ward nurses before discharge. Once the scar is well healed (a minimum of six weeks) you will see a breast care nurse for a semi-permanent silicone breast prosthesis (breast form).
Following breast reconstruction the breast care nurses can provide a ‘shell’ prosthesis to restore symmetry if the reconstructed breast is smaller or larger than your breast. Prosthetic nipples can also be provided.
You can refer yourself to the breast care nurse team to be re-measured if you are seen in the breast unit for routine follow up appointments. Once you have been discharged you will require a referral from your GP.