Travelling with a breast form

Airport security body scanners detect all objects between the scanner and the skin; and whilst they are able to recognise clothing they are unable to identify silicone breast forms. If you are wearing a prosthesis it could therefore trigger an alarm. If this happens a female security officer will ask you a few questions and perform a manual body check. Airport security staff have been trained to handle sensitive issues around surgery and treat passengers respectfully, so simply inform them before you enter the body scanner that you are wearing a breast form.


MEDICAL DECLARATION- A brief letter from your doctor stating that you are wearing a breast form is not absolutely necessary but could be useful to have with you.

ARE YOU ON ANY MEDICATION? In case of any unforeseen travel delays it’s always worth taking extra medication than is necessary for the duration of your trip