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Free TRAM Flap Vs. Pedicled TRAM Flap

What is the difference between the free TRAM flap surgery and the pedicled TRAM flap surgery for breast reconstruction? READ MORE

Breast Implants vs Tissue Fillers for Breast Reconstruction

I have breast cancer, and will undergo mastectomy, but my insurance will not approve the use of Alloderm for the reconstruction because they say its... READ MORE

Better Symmetry? Lat Flap with Implant or Tissue Expander and Implant?

I am 35, having a unilateral mastectomy, no chemo, no radiation. I've received two different opinions from board certified plastic surgeons about... READ MORE

Implants vs. Tissue for Breast Recontruction After Prophylactic Mastectomy

I am a 36 yo thin, healthy, small breasted, BRCA1+ woman. I am planning a prophylactic nipple sparing double mastectomy. Because I am healthy, my... READ MORE

Sientra Shaped Implants vs. Smooth Round Gel for Breast Cancer Reconstruction?

I am considering a revision from smooth round silicone implants following bilateral mastectomies to the Sientra shaped implants. Which base shape is... READ MORE

BRAVA or Implants: What Do You Feel is Safer and Has Best Results?

I have been dx'd with IDC and will be having a bilateral masectomy in March with reconstruction. I love the idea of BRAVA as a more... READ MORE

Should I have breast reconstruction before, or after, radiation?

Had a lumpectomy on my right breast . Should radiation be done prior to reconstruction or after.? READ MORE

How Will Past Radiation and the Number of Cc's Injected in TE Affect the Decision for the Size of Permanent Implants?

My tissue expanders are now at 450 cc's (radiated 18 yrs. ago) and 550 cc's on the non-radiated side. This is my 2nd occurrence of early breast cancer... READ MORE

Mastectomy and radiation?

I have to have a mastectomy followed by 5 1/2 weeks of radiation. The doctor is recommending the DIEP. I saw the Brava and am wondering if that might... READ MORE

Who's most satified, DIEP Flap or Cohesive Gel Implant Patients?

I've calmed down on the cohesive gel implant safety and may consider one for my single breast revision. I'm wondering which set of patients have... READ MORE

I'm having delayed breast reconstruction. One Doc uses drains afterwards and the other does not. Which method is best?

I would think having drains placed after surgery would help prevent a seroma? Am I wrong? Does it matter if you have drains placed after surgery or... READ MORE

What are the pros and cons of sub pectoral vs. sub dermal implant placement immediately following a bi-lateral mastectomy?

I'm 45 and I've been diagnosed with Stage I breast, ER and PR positive, HER2 negative, BRAC 1& 2 negative, left breast. I've decided to undergo a... READ MORE

Pectoral muscle to hold the implant or alloderm? Which will be most painful?

I have thin skin since my double mastectomy in 2012. I had a pretty through double mastectomy due to cancer. I did not need chemo or radiation. I now... READ MORE

I have breast implants after a bilateral mastectomy. Should I go for high profile or moderate during revision?

I have breast implants after a complete mastectomy i have 600ccs in one and 650 in the other and they are not symetrical and the are moving under my... READ MORE

Cancer breast augmentation vs lymphedema breast augmentation?

Removal of damaged tissue...no vessals...node transfers interrupted...inflamation...injury...all risky whats different or tpes of test are needed as a... READ MORE

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