Non-silicone Breast Form
Non-silicone prostheses are often the first breast form recommended after some surgeries and sometimes can be worn while recovering. A non-silicone prosthesis is generally worn during leisure time, for swimming and for exercise. They are much lighter in weight than a silicone breast prosthesis and an essential part of your breast form wardrobe.
Most non-silicone forms are made of foam and are rigid. Others are made of fiberfill. There is also a non-silicone form (shown) that is filled with micro-beads that moves with your body and mimics the movement of a natural breast. These are also lightweight forms used for swimming, exercising and leisure wear. When you use this as a swim, it mimics the natural movement of an existing breast so when you lie down, it lies down too!
Insurance will cover these every 6 months BUT most insurers will not cover both a non-silicone and silicone form dispensed at the same time. Consider purchasing this form, as they are generally less expensive to purchase than a full form. Don’t cheat yourself out a full wardrobe of forms for everyday lifestyle.
Non-silicone breast forms are lightweight forms used for swimming, exercising and leisure wear. This is the ideal form if your patient is not ready for the weight of a silicone form. BUT insurers will not reimburse for a silicone form until 6 months have passed from the dispensing date of the non-silicone form. Please encourage your patients to have a wardrobe of forms, so they can continue with an active lifestyle.