Unfortunately, the government does not provide enough funding for women to purchase a breast prosthesis post mastectomy. Not all women can afford a “nice” prosthesis that isn’t a basic generic gel bag.
Beverly Johnson, owner of Bra-makers Supply and “Fairy Bra Mother”, based in Ontario has created a step by step guide on how to create your own home made breast form with some foam, beads and a sewing machine. The instructions are easy to follow and the materials are also affordable.
Here’s her blog post:
At Bressante we believe that women should have more options other than turtlenecks and button-up styles after breast surgery. Women should not be limited by their prosthetics. They should be comfortable and feel good about the way they look. If you’re not so handy with needle and thread, search for a seamstress in your area.
If you’re looking for our affordable option for managing post-mastectomy body changes check out Shopprosthetics.com