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How soon after my surgery can I start wearing a breast prosthesis?

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Dr. Paul Harper
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

That really depends on what kind of surgery you had.
Generally speaking healing takes 4-6 weeks. If you had a mastectomy you should be good to go by then. Radiation may change that answer. There are a lot of variables!

In brief: Depends

That really depends on what kind of surgery you had.
Generally speaking healing takes 4-6 weeks. If you had a mastectomy you should be good to go by then. Radiation may change that answer. There are a lot of variables!
Dr. Paul Harper
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Dr. Kathryn Wagner
agree, I usually recommend a temporary prosthesis for up to 12 weeks then to be fitted with the permanent one, the thinner the pt the earlier they are ready for permanent one
Dr. Camil Sader
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your Surgeon

Typically, it is safe to wear a prosthesis within 1 to 2 weeks post surgery.
However, you must consult your own surgeon since the nature of the operation may dictate when it would be safe to start using the prosthesis.

In brief: Ask your Surgeon

Typically, it is safe to wear a prosthesis within 1 to 2 weeks post surgery.
However, you must consult your own surgeon since the nature of the operation may dictate when it would be safe to start using the prosthesis.
Dr. Camil Sader
Dr. Camil Sader
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