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Restoring Confidence with Lifelike Prosthetics

Restoring Confidence with Lifelike Prosthetics

Care for a Breast Prosthesis

Generally, silicone prostheses are removed daily to be cleaned, and to allow for cleaning of the underlying skin. We provide our patients with personalized instructions for daily wear and care. We schedule a follow up consultation after delivery of your prosthesis to ensure your comfort with long-term wear and care. Our prostheses are easily cleaned with isopropyl alcohol, foamed ethyl alcohol or dye-free dish soap. Periodic replacements are necessary to maintain acceptable aesthetics and hygiene of the prosthesis and underlying tissue.

Questions You May Have

How often should I return to your office?

Annual recall appointments can prolong the useful life of your breast prosthesis. We will thoroughly clean your prosthesis, touch-up color and make any necessary repairs.

How long does a prosthesis last?

A silicone breast prosthesis lasts between one and five years depending on a number of factors, such as work and home environment, sun exposure, skin type and hygiene. In most cases, a prosthesis can be reproduced using your archived mold in only one or two appointments. When contour change has occurred, it may be necessary to remake your mold.