2 Months Post-op + Breast Reconstruction

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Skin and Breast Shape Changes After Radiation Treatment

Currently I undergo radiation tx after unilateral mastectomy which has been about 2 months ago. My plastic surgeon is great and satisfied with the... READ MORE

Can Filling Tissue Expanders Too Quickly Cause a Wound to Appear That Looks Like a Burn? (photo)

I was 2 months post op from a double mastectomy. All was going well and I was scheduled to have my implants but in within the next month. However a... READ MORE

Can I Have Plastic Surgery to Fix a Lumpectomy Depression Before Having Radiation?

I had a lumpectomy and re-excision on one breast about 8 weeks ago. I am currently having chemotherapy and am scheduled to begin radiation in April.... READ MORE

Dehiscence of Abdominal and Breast Wounds Following Diep Flap Surgery and Possible Link to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome?

Wounds started dehiscing at 2-3 wk post op.Told to Silvadine all wounds but ab eventually had to be packed. I'm 9 wks post op.Ab wound is 3 cm... READ MORE

Fat Necrosis Removal After Diep Stage Ii Surgery?

Hello all, I had stage ii diep surgery on february 25th, where i had some fat necrosis removal done on the right breast. It is now April 16th, and... READ MORE

Long Term Pectoral Muscle Use After Breast Reconstruction?

I'm 7 weeks post tissue expander surgery and can now get back to working out. My surgeon told me I have to limit the use of my pec muscles to 5-10 lbs... READ MORE

New Complications Post Bilateral Double Mastectomy with Reconstruction

I've just completed 2 wks IV treatment with Pen G for cellulitis (staph a). Now, 5 days later I have a sinus infection and was put on Biaxin... READ MORE

Minor Fluid Build-up 2 Months After Breast Tissue Excision, How Long Should this Last

I had excision of a fairly large amount of breast tissue. Everything went well, except that now, 2 months later, I am having minor fluid build-up on... READ MORE

My Plastic Surgeon Said my Muscles Are Too Tight?

I had a bi-lateral mastectomy 7/11/12 and a second surgery on right breast due to hematoma on 7/13/12. This decsion was prophilactic measure because I... READ MORE

It Has Been 10 Weeks Since my Bi-lateral Mastectomy. I Have Developed a Seroma, and the Draining Pockets Are Not Absorbing?

The surgeon says it will just take time. How long should this take to have the drainage absorbed by the bpdy?? READ MORE

I am 7 weeks post bilateral mastectomy with flap and tissue expanders, have swelling on both both breast. What can be going on?

Had bilateral mastectomy with flap reconstruction and tissue expanders 7 week ago. Had last 2 of my 6 drains removed at week 6 after treatment for... READ MORE

Still swollen 3 months after abdominal lipo and breast reconstruction and concerned?

I am still swollen 3 months after abdominal lipo and breast reconstruction with implants. I am about 8 pounds up from pre-surgery although 3 days... READ MORE

I have a "complex" abdominal seroma 7 weeks after a free flap done as reconstruction for bilateral mastectomy?

I had a bilateral mastectomy and a free flap reconstruction.The last abdominal drainage tube was removed after 5 weeks;it was still putting out 200ml... READ MORE

I had Prophylactic Mastectomies with direct Alloderm implants 8 wks ago. What can I do about the extra skin? (photos)

I am concerned about loose skin on right side including excess above IMF incision. On this side I feel ripples in a implant more on outside too, as it... READ MORE

Had mastectomy with implant.Implant removed -never closed completely.Will have radiation.What options remain for reconstruction?

After 9 weeks,implant was removed. Radiation will be to breast and lymph nodes.not sure that I want to undergo DIEP flap due to age(65). Not... READ MORE

Redden breast with bleeding two months after final implants from double mastectomy. Any ideas what it is?

Had implants put in Nov 18th. Around the 20 of December breast became very red. PS had infectious disease doctor drain breast 70cc of bloody fluid no... READ MORE

I had a Mastectomy with silicone implant. Incision hasn't closed & continues to drain 8 weeks post op. What should be done?

I am 65years old, completed chemo 12 weeks ago and had a complete response,no other health issues.my plastic surgeon feels I was not having enough... READ MORE

After two months of having Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction. I have a lot of discomfort. Could I have a hernia?

I think I may have been over doing it a bit. It feels like something pressing against my stomach. If I had a hernia would I know or do you think it's... READ MORE

How complicated is explant? In hospital or surgical center? Had smallest implants in 10 wks ago, (BRCA1+).

Was done as Direct to Implant, but in retrospect should have had expanders. Consequently significant swelling & complicated/long recovery. Still have... READ MORE

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