1 Month Post-op + Breast Reconstruction

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How Long Do Jackson Pratt Drains Stay in After Bilateral Mastectomy?

I had bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction with TEs April 3, 2012 and it is now May 7 and I still have 2 drains. My PS won't take drains out... READ MORE

Tissue Expanders After Mastectomy?

I had dcis in one breast and a bilateral mastectomy 4 weeks ago. The P.S. has put in about 100 cc of saline so far. I am having lots of pain from the... READ MORE

Problem with Tissue Expanders - Infection or Just Fluid Build Up?

I had a BMX with TEs about 5 weeks ago. The left side never drained much - always less than 20 ml a day. When drains came out, the left side got... READ MORE

Bi-Explantation, Capsulectomy, Mastopexy and Reduction - Still Have Pain and Bleeding 3.5 Weeks Post? (photo)

Had 30 year implants removed 3.5 weeks ago. Went back to original PS in another state for surgery (I relocated 5 yrs ago). Also had bilateral... READ MORE

Do I Have to Have Another Surgery to Remove Necrotic Skin or Will my Body Heal Itself?

Four weeks ago I underwent a skin sparing mastectomy with tissue expanders. Four weeks later following my surgeon filled the expanders up 300 ml, then... READ MORE

Diep Flap Surgery 4 Weeks Post Op - 6 Months of Chemo. Incision Opened Up?

I am packing my incision twice a day (3 inches long and 1/2 inch deep. How long do these take to heal? Can I shower with this open incision? I keep it... READ MORE

Is Sharp Under-breast Pain (Especially in Evenings) Normal 4 Weeks After Double Mastectomy and Expanders Put In?

It feels like I have a metal wire cutting into my ribcage under both breasts. I have been experiencing this pain since the expanders were inserted. I... READ MORE

Breast Are Swollen Again After Reconstructive Surgery?

4.5 weeks after having reconstructive breast implant surgery, my breasts are healing fine; the swelling went down and had a good progress report from... READ MORE

How Long is Swelling Normal After Double Free Flap Reconstruction?

I have had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate free flap reconstruction. I am almost 4 weeks out from surgery and am still experiencing a lot of... READ MORE

Explanders Deflating. Should I Be Charged Additional?

I 5 weeks ago had explaners put in and they are both deflating ,if you were my doctor would you stand bye your work and fix the problem .or tell me... READ MORE

Help - Do my Scars Look Bad?

I had a breast lift 4 weeks ago with implant, my scar has holes and slimy liquid is coming out. what should I do to make it better? READ MORE

DIEP Breast Reconstruction failed - flap on 1 breast and disfigured other breast

4 weeks ago I had DIEP breast reconstruction. The flap on 1 breast is black, although the breast pocket is healthy looking. I am also concerned about... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction and Augmentation Revision Following a Mastectomy?

I had Breast Recon to replace an Expander on my right side and a breast lift & Augmentation on my left breast.4 weeks post surgery I met with my... READ MORE

Is it safe to have Radiotherapy 3-4 weeks after a Mastectomy with immediate Implants & Strattice Mesh?

I had my mastectomy with immediate silicone implants & strattice mesh exactly 2wks ago today. I have been told I need 3 wks of radiotherapy. Planning... READ MORE

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