We recommend you wait until your surgical site is completely healed, and the swelling at the site is diminished–usually around 3 to 6 months. But, individual healing varies greatly, and you should discuss the best option for you with one of our Certified Mastectomy Fitters.
After scanning we submit to ABCE and the manufacturing and design processes begin! You will usually receive a call from us 6 to 8 weeks* following your scan appointment to schedule your final fitting with the Custom Breast Prosthesis.
*Manufacturing time does vary with the work load and is influenced by the time of year your order is placed.
The ABC Custom Breast Prosthesis has a 2 year manufacturing warranty. Though, if the wear and care instructions are followed appropriately, the custom breast prosthesis can last longer than the 2 year warranty.
With a well-fitting, supportive bra, the custom breast prosthesis will fit snuggly against the chest wall inside of the bra cup, outside of any bra pockets.
The ABC Custom Breast Prosthesis Designers will do their best to meet your specific requirements. They design your custom for any bra you choose. Most women have a favorite bra style that they will wear most often. That is the bra we recommend you use for your scanning appointment. Whether a mastectomy bra or camisole, or fashion bra or underwire, the ABC Custom Breast Prosthesis will be designed to fit ideally in your favorite bra. You may wear any other bras you choose, but the optimal fit will be in the bra in which you are scanned.
Yes, you can swim with your ABC Custom Breast Prosthesis. After use, wash with gentle soap and warm water.
All ABC breast forms and custom breast prostheses are made in the USA down in Marietta, GA.
The ABC Custom Breast Prosthesis is about 45% lighter than the weight of natural breast tissue. Additionally, this custom-made breast prosthesis is shaped specifically to you and your chest wall or remaining breast tissue. This intimate fit combined with the lighter weight leads many women to remark that they feel like themselves again and that they don’t think about wearing a breast form.
Yes, the ABC scanning technology is very safe; A multitude of Orthotic and Prosthetic medical professionals use this same device to safely capture precise scans of their patients for a variety of products. No harmful lasers or radiation are emitted through the scanner.
When you get scanned for your custom breast prosthesis, the appointment can last 20 minutes to an hour depending on what your needs are from the custom.
The custom breast prosthesis is optimal for a partial mastectomy, breast conserving surgery, simple mastectomy, radical mastectomy, reconstruction, Poland’s syndrome, burn victims, or asymmetry of any kind.
Yes! Many of our customers use the CBP as an alternative to reconstruction to either test whether they really want reconstruction, or as a permanent non-invasive solution.
The ABC Custom Breast shell is a great alternative for ladies who have had reconstruction and are looking for symmetry that reconstruction wasn’t able to achieve.
We recommend your first CBP be fitted by one of our certified fitters so that any issues can be addressed immediately. Although not always convenient, the knowledge of your fitter is too valuable to disregard.