Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Capsular Contracture + Breast Reconstruction
How long should tissue expander stay after final fill? I had my last fill on Feb 15 and now 370cc,I feel that my PS is in a hurry for the... READ MORE
I went to 4 surgeons and got 4 varied recommendations. I am unable to decide the way to go....2 out of 4 would use alloderm. I am concerned about the... READ MORE
Last year I had a mastectomy due to multiple malignant phyllodes tumors. Immediate implant reconstruction surgery took place. I underwent 31 days of... READ MORE
I had bilateral breast reconstruction w/ saline implants almost 17 years ago. The implants lasted 13 and 15 years, and deflated due to capsular... READ MORE
I have capsular contracture due to radiation and need a revision to reconstructed breasts after breast cancer. I've had consults with two different... READ MORE
I want more aesthetic results with the left too. In my previous questions I am getting responses on how I should be happy with my reconstruction... READ MORE
Had reconstruction surgery 9 days ago. I have a seroma in my left breast which i just had a capsulectomy on (implant was removed 3 months ago due to... READ MORE
I had a double mastectomy four years ago followed by implants. I have had two fat transfer and all of the sudden three moths later have tenderness and... READ MORE
Post breast Cancer Mastectomy I have developed capsular contracture. Do you recommend capsulotomy or capsulectomy?
I have developed capsular contracture post bilateral prophylactic mastectomy eight months ago with reconstruction and saline implant (under pectoral... READ MORE
What is the typical post-op for a bi-lateral prpphylactic mastectomy and possibe capsular contracture along with it. i don't know if i have cc or... READ MORE
Success rate of fat grafting to correct capsular contracture after Breast Reconstruction? Is this a bad boob job? (photo)
I had breast cancer, a double mastectomy, chemo, and radiation on my right breast. This July I had 800 cc silicone implants. Now, only a month later,... READ MORE
Had Implants for 10 yrs, then stage 1 breast cancer, lumpectomy, and radiation. Now I have capsular contracture. Any suggestion?
After having implants for 10 years, in January of this year I had a lumpectomy followed by radiation. 5 months later, capsular contracture. The... READ MORE
I had a preventive double mast 11 years ago, my saline implants were very firm and well rounded. Why do I have pain?
In the last 2 weeks, I have started to have pain, see visible changes. Implants have movement to the side, not up & done. my L breast seems to have a... 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
2011 triple neg on my left breast, BRCA1, chemo and bi-lateral mastectomy with radiatin to the left chest wall. Waited a year and began reconstruction... READ MORE
Last Aug I had breast reconstruction. After 8 weeks I developed a grade 3 capsule that was infected. I had the implant removed and a capsulectomy done... READ MORE
Can Seroma and capsular contracture be corrected with breast revision or reconstruction if implant is removed?
About 6 weeks after my tissue expander exchange with gel implants I developed a second mound beneath my breast. The mound developed a small round... 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
Just a year ago I had a bilateral mastectomy. It was preserved my skin an nipple. Right away I had recontruction in a 34b size?
Now im getting second surgery due to capsular contracture and fix appareance. Doctor suggested 420cc saline low profile. I wanted a little bit more... READ MORE
I have alloderm in place to form the pocket for my tissue expanders but i read doctors comments saying they use it additionally to reduce risk of... READ MORE