- How soon after surgery can I be fitted for a breast prosthesis?
Come in before your surgery if possible. We can show you post-surgical camisoles/bras with pouches to hold your drain bulbs. You can try them on and make a selection before your surgery so that you can wear your garments home from the hospital! To start, you will be able to wear light-weight foam or fleece-filled breast forms. Approximately 6 weeks post-surgery, you can be fitted for a silicone prosthesis.
- Why do I have to wait 6 weeks to get my silicone prosthesis?
It's not a good idea to put any weight on the surgical site until it has completely healed. That usually takes about 6 weeks, but sometimes it can take a little longer. It's best to wait so we don't compromise the healing process. In addition, if there's still swelling in the area, you would end up with a prosthesis that would ultimately be the wrong size for you.
- Do I need an appointment to shop at Delaney's Place?
For bra and prosthetic fittings, appointments are preferred. We'd like to take all the time you need to make good choices. Allow a good hour for your first visit. However, if you are in the neighborhood, feel free to stop in.
For hats, scarves, swimsuits, sleepwear, skin care, and so forth, appointments are not necessary. That said, you can certainly request an appointment for a private fitting room at any time.
Note: Saturdays we are open by appointment only.
- What are the Medicare Supplier Standards?
There are currently thirty quality standards with which all Medicare DMEPOS (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies) providers must comply in order to obtain and retain their billing privileges. To read an abbreviated version, go to: