Breast Prosthesis

Artificial forms are available to wear externally in the place of breast after mastectomy. They help in restoring body image which is an integral part of recovery from breast cancer treatment.

The soft cotton ones can be used immediately after the dressings are removed. Later several other options may be tried to suit one's breast size, shape and weight.

These are available in several sizes and materials like cotton, latex, silicon, etc. Breast cups and shells are also available to fit breasts that are not symmetrical after surgery. Please talk to our staff about various options and they will help you find the right kind and fitting.

Special mastectomy Bras are also available with a pocket to hold the prosthesis.

“Poorti “ is an indigenously developed prosthesis which is a combination that is light weight and soft with a feel of a real breast. The prosthesis comes with an outer cover and a bra that fits comfortably. The trial kit is available at Chennai Breast Centre in various sizes with the matching size bra. You can try it on and check if it fits you comfortably before placing an order.


Saaisha India is a group of avid knitters and crocheters who have come together to provide handmade breast prosthesis free of cost to breast cancer survivors who have had mastectomies. The prosthesis are made by their volunteers using cotton yarns. Saaisha is associated with of USA.



Authored by Dr. Selvi Radhakrishna

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