Breast Reconstruction Q&A
2 Weeks Post-op + Breast Reconstruction
It has been just over two weeks that I had my exchange surgery,...tissue expanders to 700 cc's silicone implants. I wear a bandage over the top part... READ MORE
2 weeks post nipple reconstruction after bi-lateral mastectomy, How long does it take to heal before tattooing can normally be done? How long does the... READ MORE
I had reco after a m with silicone implants. I have what I guess may be "rippling" in my left breast. I had an expander leak around 280 ccs... READ MORE
I recently(2 weeks ago) had my expanders exchanged for implants. I am so unhappy. My left breast is higher and larger than my right. My PS told me I... READ MORE
I Have Severe Pain After the Exchange of Tissue Expanders for Silicone Implants 2.5 Weeks Ago, Why Would this Be?
I had a b/l mastectomy for DCIS in 9/2011 with tissue expander placement (with Alloderm) and was always very uncomfortable with the expanders. I am... READ MORE
2 Weeks Post Op- Breast Reconstruction Surgery- my Left Implant Bottomed Out-internal Sutures Torn? (photo)
I just had a major reconstructive surgery- removal of 650cc saline breast implants, remove capsules, close pockets, internal sutures, create new... READ MORE
Had A Double Mastectomy April 10th, and Have To Go In To Have Dead Skin Cells Removed. Is This Common?
I am 34 and had a double mastectomy April 10th and have to go in tomorrow to have dead skin removed. Is this common? Also, will the skin be fine once... READ MORE
I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and was in tissue expanders for 5mths. I had an xchange surgery for Natrelle HP 500cc silicone implants. I am 2... READ MORE
I have NF1 and my right breast has fibromas and was much smaller then my left breast. I got breast surgery, My left 225 CC. My right breast 275 CC for... READ MORE
Some white meat in areola. I am almost 2 weeks post-op. Had a double mastectomy with free nipple grafts. Mostly pink skin and not healed yet. Both... READ MORE
Two weeks ago I had tissue expander surgery 2 years after a bilateral mastectomy. My original scars had faded nicely but now they are red and a bit... READ MORE
17 days since implant exchange surgery (400 cc silicone), and nipple reconstruction. Am active but not exercising. Occasionally lift and carry heavy... READ MORE
I am 2wks post op from nipple sparing PBM (BRCA1 carrier) with expanders. One mo prior, I had a nipple delay and my left nipple developed scar tissue... READ MORE
Wanting to increase your breast size after reconstruction with implants? Will expanders be needed again?
Hi, I am two weeks post opp. I had my expanders exchanged for 505cc textured round HP silicone implants. I was expanded to 450. they are shaping up to... READ MORE
I am 12 days post op, has a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with insertion of tissue expanders. Drains still in (2, 1 on each side). Right now... READ MORE
2 wks ago I had mastectomy immediate implant & strattice. Im feeling v tight as he put in largest implant he could. I have got to have radiotherapy &... READ MORE
Why would my plastic surgeon put in 2 diff size implants?? Is the tissue in the left breast gonna die? (photos)
2 weeks ago i had a nipple sparing double masectomy. My sergeon did not do a pre-op appt nor did he discus my options. I didn what to expect when i... READ MORE
Due to weakness of my muscles after a mastectomy, my surgeon used a dermal matrix to support my implants. immediately after surgery one of the... READ MORE
10 days post op Natrelle 410 FF 740 cc. Following double mastectomy. I was expanded to 660 cc. The left side was always smaller a little misshaped and... READ MORE
On July 8th of this year I had a double mastectomy with reconstruction. The alloderm & expander were inserted on the same day?
Two weeks later the left side had to come out due to infection. During this operation the Surgeon took both the expander and aloderm out. Two weeks... READ MORE