[I feel comfortable] but I still find that women who dare to go out without it [the prosthesis], just like that – I find these women very powerful. This is something I would like to do myself, but I am not sure whether I can do it”

“Don’t you think it is ridiculous that you have to shop for your breast prosthesis? If you need an artificial leg you won’t go shopping but you will be referred to a specialist in the hospital”, and she repeated this complain a couple of times: “It [breast prosthetics] should be taken out of the commercial circuit”.

Simone had a breast amputation and uses an external breast prosthesis to conceal bodily assymetry. She was interviewed for our study on how women respond to breast surgery.