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What Makes Mentor CPG and Allergan 410 Implants Not Good Choices for Most?

I had a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction in 2000. I am just unhappy with the way my implants look and feel. I have an... READ MORE

Risks of Breast Reconstruction with Implants After Radiation Therapy?

I have recently had a bilateral mastecomy due to breast cancer in my left breast. I am currently undergoing chemotherapy and will be having radiation... READ MORE

Over the Muscle Implant Placement After Radiation Therapy?

I have had a bilateral mastectomy. I have under the muscle silicone implants. I had radiation treatment on the right breast and the implant is... READ MORE

Breast Implant Size for 34C After Mastectomy?

I recently had a bilateral mastectomy and now have a tissue expander. I would like to know, what breast implant size would give me a size 34C after my... READ MORE

Options for Reconstruction After Bilateral Mastectomy?

After a bilateral mastectomy has been performed, what breast reconstruction options will provide the most natural look? 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

2 Phase Reconstruction Post Bilateral Mastectomy - Unhappy with Size - Stage 2? (photo)

Hi there. i had a bilateral mastectomy due to er- pr- her2 +3 b cancer. ive had my tissue expanders removed they where filled up to about 510cc's and... READ MORE

Why Do I Feel Like I Have This Constant Tight Feeling After Breast Reconstruction?

Had bilateral mastectomy for brace2 gene in 2005. Never liked them. They are hard and I can feel the edges of the saline implant. I always feel like I... READ MORE

I Am 3 Months Post Bilateral Mastectomy and my Expanders Are Under my Arms? (photo)

I am having the existing expanders removed & replaced on Feb 5th 2013. The more I think about this the more upset I get. My PS actually blamed me... READ MORE

Exchange Surgery? Concaves After Expanders? (photo)

Have had expanded in now for 5 and1/2 months. Had a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy (BRACA 2 positive) w/o complications. My left expander healed... READ MORE

Breasts Look Flat in Late Stage Process of Tissue Expanders? (photo)

I had a bilateral mastectomy in June, 2012, then tissue expanders put in on Dec 26. I've had 5 fill ups, a total of 540cc so far. My new breast mounds... READ MORE

Fat Transfer for Correction After Mastectomies. Recovery Time?

I had prophylactic bilateral mastectomies with tissue expanders in August. Exchange to silicon implants in December. My plastic surgeon suggested fat... READ MORE

What is Wrong with my Implants Post Breast Reconstruction? (photo)

Im 28 & had a prophylactic bilateral skinsparring mastectomy w/TE's 19.3.12, exchange op 3.09.12. very low projection but very wide & far... READ MORE

Are my Chest Muscles Too Tight for my Implants?

I had a bilat mastectomy w expanders 540cc. The expanders looked smushed but I was told that it is temporary and willl look better once the implants... READ MORE

Is a 32A to a 32C/D Unreasonable for a Bilateral Mastectomy Patient?

I am 5'3, 98 pounds, large 32A. Finishing chemo in 1mo and am debating radiation vs. bilateral mast. I have had a consult with a PS who highly... READ MORE

Breast Expander Ripped out of Place?

I had a bilateral mastectomy 6 weeks ago. Last night while sleeping, I awoke with severe pain under my right arm. I think I jerked my arm in my sleep.... READ MORE

Reconstruction After Cancer. How Do I Find My Surgeon?

I was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer had a partial mastectomy & will recieve chemo for 8 weeks. Pathology was node negative + no... READ MORE

What Type of Activities Should I Avoid After Bilateral Masectomies with Expanders Placed at the Same Time?

I am in my third week of recovery from bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. The expanders were inserted immediately and 200cc's to start out with... READ MORE

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