Lumpectomy prosthesis are used after breast conserving surgery, where only apart of your breast have been removed. The role of these breast prostheses after breast conservation surgery, is to fill the space left by the surgical removal of a part of your breast. Depending on the size of breast tissue removed, symmetry between your non-effected breast and the breast that had a lumpectomy, your breast might not identical after a lumpectomy. The lumpectomy breast prostheses will ensure symmetry , provide the lift and/or shape that you require to match you natural or opposing breast. This will reinstate your silhouette and improve the overall fit of bras and clothing.
The 2 main groups of breast prostheses used for lumpectomies are –
- “Shells” or “Fillers” &
- Partial breast prostheses