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A breast for every request

1 in 8

women will develop breast cancer 

over the course of their lifetime

In 2018

an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S

3.1 million

women have already encountered breast cancer

during their lifetime

Source: breastcancer.org

 

OUR MISSION

STEP 1:

We use a state-of-the-art 3D scanner to scan the patient and generate a 3D image of their breast.

STEP 2:

We use the most advanced technology in 3D printing and high-grade silicone to generate the breast that looks, feels, and behaves just like the original.

STEP 3:

We deliver the silicone breast to the patient which can be placed comfortably inside the bra.

 

About Us

Many women undergo mastectomy surgery that can be painful, expensive, and may alter the shape of the breast forever. To restore the breast shape and size, some women may elect to surgically undergo and implant silicone. However, this procedure, which is often expensive and is not covered by most insurance plans, also follows a long recovery time period.

This is why we founded this nonprofit organization that aims to help women battle some of the psychological distress that follows mastectomy surgery. We provide a near-exact 3D-printed silicone replica of the original breast. The silicone prosthetic can be placed inside the bra and give a natural feel and look of a breast that is also comfortable to wear. 

 

OUR TEAM

Meet the team behind the design and solution of the silicone prosthetics

Sapir Mashiach graduated from Muhlenberg College cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Public Health. Sapir has a keen gravitation towards knowledge and has conducted research on the neuropharmacological basis of anxiety in a neuroscience lab at Muhlenberg College. Sapir also volunteered at a domestic violence shelter to advocate for victims of domestic violence. With her passion in medicine and in helping women, Sapir established this organization. She is driven to help others and aspiring to become a committed physician in the future.

Elad Mashiach graduated from New York University cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Chemistry. Elad used his innovative and inquisitive background to establish this organization and give back to others. Elad is a has done research on Hemangioblastoma and Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumors at NYU Langone Hospital. Elad is currently pursuing a master's degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and intends to enroll in medical schools in the future. 

Co-founder

Co-founder

Fundraising director

Rivkie Zeidman is currently a senior at Barnard College of Columbia University studying psychology. By partnering with Sharsheret, an organization that aims to support young women and their families affected by breast or ovarian cancer, Rivkie hopes to educate students about the importance of understanding one's familial health history and seeking out counsel from medical professionals when certain factors present themselves. Rivkie is also part of a research team at Mount Sinai Hospital studying the impact of comorbidities on cancer survivors. Rivkie intends to attend medical school in 2019 with the goal of specializing in GYN oncology.

 

Frequently asked questions

What does the process of getting a silicone breast entail?


To make a custom-made silicone breast that would have a natural look and feel we would first need to make a 3D scan of your breast. This scan should be done before the mastectomy surgery but can also be done after. After the 3D scan is complete you can relax at home the rest is up to us now. We will use the scan to generate a 3D silicone breast and deliver it to your home.




How long does it take for me to get a silicone breast?


After we get your 3D scan it takes our experts approximately 5 days to generate the 3D silicone breast and another 5-7 days for delivery. You can expect the overall process to take approximately 10-12 days from the day of your scan.




Is it painful?


No, the whole process is completely painless! The scanner we use utilizes infrared technology and dot-beam projection (similar to how facial recognition is done on your phone) and only takes a couple of minutes to complete.




How much does it cost?


The Silibreast is completely free!




My question is not listed and I need help!


You can always email us at support@siliconeprosthetics.org or fill out the questions form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can!





 

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