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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

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

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