Listed below are the names of specialist fitters who may be located in your area, or visit your area regularly. They will guide and advise you on the fitting and purchasing of your prosthesis and bras.
The specialist fitters have had special training and are capable and considerate when fitting and choosing prosthesis and bras. She will guide you in the process of being fitted: explain the product care; show you all the options available to you; explain product care and make you feel relaxed, at ease and have all the information you need.
If appropriate the fitter will talk to you about lymphoedema and discuss the use and fitting of a compression garment. You may consider taking a friend with you as this can be an anxious time and a second opinion can be helpful regarding how you wish to look.
Here’s some tips from other women:
Do some research about the best place to go. The fitter is giving you something that is going to be an intimate part of your person for a couple of years. Don't be rushed or pushed into something you’re not happy with.Kim M.
I had a prosthetic fitted just under 3 years ago and the fitter was absolutely lovely very caring and understanding. You wouldn't even know by looking that I have a prosthetic. It even feels like a normal breast from the outside. Not at all uncomfortable to wear either.Michelle M.
My first one was very rushed which being the first was particularly difficult. My second is due shortly and now I have a lovely fitter which has already started talking what would be the best options for me.Lani H.
Helpful hint - when you get your prothesis check with your insurance company that they will cover it if it gets damaged. I leant to close the stove top and damaged mine - claimed insurance for it and the bra!!Kate P.
Questions for the breast prosthesis fitter
•How long will the fitting take?
•Can I bring a support person to the fitting?
•Is it possible to be measured for a prosthesis and/or mastectomy bra without removing my own bra?
•Do you have a wide range of styles and colours?
•Can you order other styles if the ones in stock aren't suitable?
•How do I care for the prosthesis?
•What can I do if the prosthesis I bought is not suitable?
•What is the warranty period for the prosthesis?
•Can I have a second copy of the receipt for my records?
•What is the price range of the prostheses you sell
Should you require any further help or advice, call the NZBCF on freephone 0800 902 732
Suppliers & Stockists – North Island
The Blue Room Lingerie
Shop 7, The Strand Arcade
Vine Town Whangarei
Fitter: Sue Hoyle
Phone 09 438 2643
North Shore – Auckland:
Breast Care Products NZ Limited
1 Silverdale Street, Silverdale 0932
Phone 0800 264 822: nationwide consultation and fitting service, or
Nicola Mayes 027 2425174 :Nicola@breastcareproducts.co.nz
Shop 2, 1 Queens Parade, Devonport
Fitters: Donna, Ann and Sue
Phone 09 445 8347
Auckland City & Suburbs
Smith & Caugheys
Queen Street, Auckland CBD
Fitter Ann Millar
Phone 09 377 4770 ( as for Intimate Apparel)
120 Symonds Steet, Royal Oak
Fitters: Christine, Ros
Phone 09 526 3718
Open Monday to Friday9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm
Phone 0800 612 612 : for mobile consultation and fitting service –
Maree Louise Underfashions
113 Great South Road, Papakura
Fitters Maree & Robyn
Phone: 09 298 0999
Other North Island Regions:
337W Heretaunga Street, Hastings
Fitters: Coralie & Faith
Phone 06 878 9592
Specialist, Style & Shape
46 Orion Street
07 348 0338 or 0800 FITTER
Orthotic House Breast Care Limited
56 Pembroke Street
Phone 07 838 0606
Your Top Drawer Lingerie
151 Bridge Street, Bulls.
Hours 10am-5pm Monday - Friday & Sat 10am -3pm.
Fitter: Kelly Dreliozis
*service covers Horowhenua, Rangitikei, Manawatu districts for fittings if required
45 Treadwell Street, Nae Nae
Phone: 04 567 1578
Fitters: Michelle & Carol
Lambton Quay, Wellington CBD
Phone: 04 9120748 - ask for Karen Russell or Angela McCree
20 Seaview Parade, Paraparaumu beach
Suppliers and Stockists - South Island
Classic Contours www.classiccontours.co.nz
11 Keats Crescent, Stoke,
Phone: 03 5475378 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fitting Room - ( U Fit In)
19 Rimu Street Riccarton
Phone: 03 351 9244. 0800478 348 ( 0800GR8 FIT)
Fitters Deborah and TeamClassic Contours
Cancer Society Christchurch
Support Service Coordinator
104 Moorhouse Ave
Phone 03 379 5835
Lingerie on Barrington
16a Barrington Mall