What is a Clinical Anaplastologist?
Anaplastology patients have varying injuries, diseases, cancers or traumas that can result in a loss of an anatomical structure requiring replacement. These specialists work with other members of a rehabilitative health care team to help return their patients to a normal daily life by creating a life-like prosthesis that helps normalize the appearance of lost, missing, or damaged soft tissue. Competent analytical, clinical and technical skills are required to perform safe and effective patient care.
Certification in the field of anaplastology is provided by the Board for Certification in Clinical Anaplastology (BCCA). Professionals certified by the BCCA are designated as Certified Clinical Anaplastologists and denote their credential with the CCA title.
Is this service considered cosmetic? Will my insurance cover this procedure? How much and when do I have to pay?
How do I make an appointment?
Please note: Due to the structure of our office, breast cancer patients, eye polishings, and consultations can be seen fairly quickly; however, for everything else, the wait is longer. You are encouraged to keep us in the loop regarding your treatment so that we can minimize the wait time.
How do I care for my prosthesis?
How do I order additional adhesive for my prosthesis?
How are our Custom and Non-Custom breast prostheses different from other brands?
Both custom and non-custom prostheses offered by Prosthetic Illusions, while lighter in weight, are still properly weighted for balance. The outer skin is breathable, and the inside (and back) of the prosthesis is a silicone, sponge-like foam that is highly durable. If the prosthesis is torn, the overall integrity of prosthesis is not compromised and still very usable. It is not as hot, and can be used in a normal bra against your skin.
The most common complaints of gel-filled forms are: heat build-up, tearing/punctures/leaking, too heavy, skin irritations, permanent bubbling with altitude changes, breast forms noticeably “floating” upward while swimming, and the additional expense of needing specialty lingerie and mastectomy bras.
What are my rights as a breast cancer survivor?
For many women, this means having reconstructive surgery, and for others, it means having a custom made (or non-custom) reconstructive breast prosthesis. Anecdotal reports indicate that women who do nothing have a more difficult time healing, and have more incidences of the cancer returning because of their poor psychological health.
Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, states “WHCRA requires group health plans and health insurance issuers to provide coverage for… – Prostheses and physical complications at all stages of a mastectomy, including lymphedemas. WHCRA requires coverage to be provided in a manner determined in consultation with the attending physician and the patient.”
*Medicare is exempt from WHCRA
What is your warranty and exchange policy?
Non-Custom Breast Forms Exchange Policy: The non-custom breast prosthesis is meant to create the general shape and contour of breast tissue and not be an exact replacement of the original breast. All size exchanges must be made within 5 business days of purchase/item procurement in order to receive size exchange. After 5 business days, no exchange is allowed. All products must be returned in the original condition including packaging, documentation, warranty cards, manuals and accessories. Shipping fees will not be reimbursed and all return shipping/postage costs are the responsibility of the patient. We are unable to accept returns on items that have been damaged, stained or altered from its original condition in any way.
Non-Custom Breast Form Warranty: The non-custom breast form is warranted to the original purchaser only, to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the original date of sale to the original consumer purchaser. If defective, you must notify Prosthetic Illusions retailer promptly and in writing with a warranty claim in order to receive a replacement form. Return form in original box to your Prosthetic Illusions retailer with dated proof of purchase. Transportation, postage, and insurance charges are your responsibility. If this was an Internet sale, or if your retailer cannot be contacted, notification can be made through the website: www.prostheticillusions.com.
Excluded from this limited warranty are defects in the Prosthetic Illusions product that has been modified or altered. Specifically, but without limitation, attaching or applying to our product any material, object or product that was not manufactured by us will void this limited warranty. This warranty does not cover accidental damage, improper handling or repairs made by unauthorized persons, and specifically excludes claims for indirect, incidental, or consequential damages. Failure to act promptly will render this limited warranty void. Prosthetic Illusions is not responsible for damages resulting from mishandling and abuse in transit. If such damage occurs, you should file a claim with the carrier. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights, which may vary from state to state.
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