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Lady Like Mastectomy Boutique takes special care to understand the unique needs of our customers to create solutions that exceed expectations.
We are proud of the work we do and would like to share this information with you.
1. Will my health insurance cover my post-mastectomy products?
Yes, most health insurance covers post-mastectomy products, to include: breast prosthesis, breat 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?
Yes, your 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 symmetrical look.
3. What is a breast prosthesis?
A breast 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?
A breast 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 camisole for use immediately after my surgery?
No, however, a post-surgical camisole can make your after-care process a more comfortable experience. The camisole 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?
Usually, 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?
Since a breast form is lightweight and soft, you can wear one about one week after surgery.
8. How soon can I wear a post-surgical mastectomy bra?
We recommend being fit for your post-surgical bra when your drains are removed. However, you can continue wearing your camisole if you like and remove the drain pouches.
9. How often does my insurnace cover post-mastectomy products?
The best thing to do is call us to verify your benefits, because each health insurance coverage varies.
11. Do I have to set an appointment to visit Lady Like?
All customers have their insurance verified prior to your 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 insurance carriers.
10. Do I have to pay when I purchase my post-mastectomy products?
No, you don't have to have an appointment, however, we do recommend an appointment, since we always take our appointments before our walk-ins.
12. Should I wear a prosthesis?
We highly recommend wearing a 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 matectomy (both breast removed) customers don't necessarily have to, but we do recommend wearing lightweight breast prosthetics.
13. How long does a fitting take?
Usually 30-45 minutes, depending on how many bras you'd like to try on. At Lady Like, we take our time with each customer and do our best to help you achieve a perfect fit.
14. What if I don't have health insurance and I am financially unable to purchase post-mastectomy products?
If you are uninsured or under-insured, we are networked with other resources that can help pay for your post-mastectomy products to include: breast prosthesis, mastectomy bras, and even wigs. Give us a call for more information.