WHEN YOU TRAVEL

There are a few things to keep in mind when you are traveling with silicone breast prosthesis:

  • A change in air pressure can create black dots on a prosthesis after a flight. It is not uncommon for silicone breast forms to develop temporary air bubbles if they are in higher elevations where the air pressure changes. This is not a defect, nor will it harm the form. In fact, the air bubbles typically disappear within two weeks of travelling or climbing. 

  • Airport security technology will not harm a silicone breast form. 

  • It is unlikely that a silicone breast form will set off a metal detector alarm; however if something on your person triggers the alarm, you will be subject to a secondary search which might include a pat-down. 

  • You can request this be done in a private screening area.

  • According to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, should neither be asked, nor agree to lift or remove any article of clothing to reveal your breast prosthesis, and you should not be asked to remove the form itself. 

  • If you choose to carry your prosthesis or mastectomy bra in your accessible property rather than wearing it, it will be allowed through the checkpoint after it is screened. The prosthesis or the mastectomy bra is not subject tot he 3-1-1 rules that normally apply to liquids, gels, and aerosols because it is considered to be medially necessary. 

  • Every country has its own security procedures and policies; it is wise to aske your travel agent or do preliminary research online if you are travelling outside your home country. 

  • Below is a TSA Notification Card that you can display to TSA to inform them of your medical condition.