1. Will my health insurance cover my post-mastectomy products?
health insurance covers post-mastectomy products, to include: breast
prosthesis, breast forms, mastectomy bras and camisoles. Some insurance covers wigs also.
2. Will my health insurance still cover post-mastectomy products if
I had breast reconstruction, lumpectomy or a partial mastectomy?
health insurance will cover bras, breast prosthesis, breast forms and camisoles
even if you had a breast reconstruction, a lumpectomy or a partial
mastectomy. If you find your breast
reconstruction as unfavorable, or your lumpectomy has left you un-symmetrical,
your health insurance will cover a breast prosthesis overlay for a more
3. What is breast prosthesis?
prosthesis is a silicone filled breast shaped form that is worn in the pocket
of a mastectomy bra. Breast prosthetics
come in many shapes and sizes.
4. What is a breast form?
form is a breast shaped fiber-filled form made from a material other than
silicone. It can be made from fabric,
foam, or a fiber-fill type of material.
5. Should I purchase a post-surgical garment for use immediately
after my surgery?
beneficial to have a post-surgical garment immediately when you go home from the hospital. A post-surgical garment can make your after-care process a more
comfortable experience. The garment
includes drain pouches, so you don't have to pin the drain bulbs to your
clothing. The drain pouches are
removable. A comfortable non-weighted
breast puff is also included and can be inserted in the breast pocket to give a
more symmetrical look. It also helps you
feel like your still wearing a bra.
6. When should I be fit for my breast prosthesis?
we recommend 6-8 weeks after surgery.
However, it may be longer with some women. A doctor's prescription is necessary. Don't worry, if you come into our store
without a doctor's prescription, we can always contact your doctor for
you. We're here to help.
7. How soon can I wear a breast form?
breast form is lightweight and soft, you can wear one about one week after
8. How soon can I wear a post-surgical mastectomy bra?
recommend being fit for your post-surgical bra before your surgery so you can wear it when you return home. However you can come in for a post-surgical garments in the first few week after surgery and before your fitting for your regular post-mastectomy bras and prosthesis.
9. How often does my insurance cover post-mastectomy products?
thing to do is call us to verify your benefits, because each health insurance
11. Do I have to make an appointment to visit Still Me?
don't have to have an appointment; however, we do recommend an appointment,
since we always take our appointments before our walk-ins.
10. Do I have to pay when I purchase my post-mastectomy products?
customers have their insurance verified prior to your visit or at the time of
the visit so that you don't run into any surprise extra expenses. Your patient's responsibility depends on
whether you have any co-pays or deductibles that haven't been met. We are an IN-NETWORK provider with most
12. Should I wear a prosthesis?
recommend wearing breast prosthesis if you had a unilateral mastectomy (one
breast removed). Not only does the
prosthesis give you a symmetrical look, but it also keeps you balanced. Bilateral mastectomy (both breast removed)
customers don't necessarily have to, but we do recommend wearing lightweight
13. How long does a fitting take?
30-45 minutes, depending on how many bras you'd like to try on. At Still Me, we take our time with each
customer and do our best to help you achieve a perfect fit.
14. Is Still Me only for breast cancer survivors?
offer full supported bras that go up to 56L.
Yes, that's right, 56L. Eight out
of ten women are wearing the wrong size bra for a number of different reasons. When you come in for bra fitting, you not only
leave with a proper flitting bra, but we will show you what to look for when
purchasing bras on your own. We're
always here to help.
15. What if I don't have health insurance and I am financially unable
to purchase post-mastectomy products?
are uninsured or under-insured, we are networked with other resources that may
help pay for your post-mastectomy products to include: breast prosthesis,
mastectomy bras, and even wigs. Give us
a call for more information?