Commonly Asked Questions
What is the Been-A-Boob®?
The Been-A-Boob® is a prosthetic device available in 5 shapes and many different sizes. It can be worn by women with altered, removed or different sized breasts to balance their appearance. It is filled with little beads that mold to any shape of bra that you put it in.
Why should I try the Been-A-Boob®?
The Been-A-Boob® is made of soft fabric which simulates a natural breast. It will not make you hot. It will fill in areas where it is needed. It is fully washable. It can be worn in a swimsuit, a regular mastectomy bra and the janac sportsbra.
How expensive are they?
janac has created a quality product that is affordable for all women who have gone through this devastating disease. You will find it an inexpensive product that will make you feel comfortable and confident.
Will you be able to see the beads through my bra?
The beads we use are very fine so you won’t be able to see the beads through your bra.
Will the beads make a noise when I walk?
No, the beads will compact into one solid mass when properly fitted into a bra, bra-tank or swimsuit.
How do you accept payment?
You simply click on the ‘Buy Now’ button on the order products page, this will take you to our shopping cart where you may continue to purchase items or pay for an item. Shipping will be calculated depending on your location and the weight of items purchased. You may pay by cheque, money order or credit card via Paypal. You will automatically be taken to a secure area to enter your credit card information if you choose that option. No credit card information is kept on file or held by janac. You will automatically receive an order confirmation.
Can I place a special order?
Custom orders are available for all janac products. To place a custom order, send us an email stating your requirements. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.
Is any special washing or care required?
For maximum durability; it is recommended that all janac products be hand washed and laid flat to dry. After hand washing the Been-A-Boob® take a towel and squeeze out the excess water, lay flat to dry, but give it a shake every now and then to release any trapped water.
Is the Been-A-Boob® prosthesis/ breast form right for you?
If you have had a full mastectomy, OR if your breasts are noticeably different in size, choose either the Spirit, Heart or Angel Been-a-Boob prosthesis/breast form. If you have had a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy the Freedom or Enhance may be the right shape for you.
How does it compare with other prostheses?
It is lightweight.
It is cool.
It will fill in areas where it is needed.
It is fully washable.
It can be worn in a swimsuit
It can be worn in any regular or mastectomy bra
It can be worn in janac Sports bras and bra tanks
Is the Been-A-Boob® covered by Provincial Healthcare?
Provincial Health Care Coverage
Check with your Provincial Healthcare to see if the cost of the Been-A-Boob® breast prosthesis/ breast form is covered. You may be entitled to one prosthesis every two or three years regardless of manufacturer. In other words, it doesn’t have to be made of silicone.
The Been-A-Boob® can be worn daily and for all activities therefore it is considered a permanent prosthesis as opposed to a temporary one, such as a swim form.
Some Provinces may have restrictions as to where you purchase your prosthesis, for example, British Columbia states that you must purchase within the province to make a claim.
When purchasing on-line, please state that you are going to make a claim to either your Insurance company or the Province and we will invoice you accordingly. (With more details regarding the prosthesis)
The Been-A-Boob® is currently covered by Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and Quebec. Check your private insurance for coverage.
Newfoundland Assisted Services covers the Been-A-Boob ® for low income and the uninsured. Private insurance companies will cover the cost depending on the plan.
US retailers-claim the BAB through Medicare # L8020 non-silicone prosthesis
Where can I get janac sportsbras and the Been-A-Boob® prosthesis/ breast forms?
Check the Retailer page to find a store near you, and if there isn’t one you can order on-line, call 289-337-1508 or toll free in North America 1-866-290-0821.