Complication + Breast Reconstruction

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Will I Be Able to Lift Weights After Reconstruction with Implants?

I currently lift weights and play the violin and am worried about the alteration of the pectoral muscle involved in placing the implants. I am 4 yrs... READ MORE

Can I Have Any Other Form of Reconstructive Surgery Following a Failed DIEP Flap?

I'm in my early 40's, I had a DIEP flap reconstruction and it failed due to a blood clot & veinous bleed & having complications and... READ MORE

Can Filling Tissue Expanders Too Quickly Cause a Wound to Appear That Looks Like a Burn? (photo)

I was 2 months post op from a double mastectomy. All was going well and I was scheduled to have my implants but in within the next month. However a... READ MORE

Chest Exercise After Reconstruction?

I've found a lot of information on this site about how it's ok to do upper body exercise with under-the-muscle breast implants, you'll... READ MORE

Is It Common To Have So Many Problems With Breast Reconstruction Or Is It Just A Fluke?

I have had 5 operations on my left side and I have had a sling put in but it is still wrinkled and awful looking. The right side I had an accident... READ MORE

New Complications Post Bilateral Double Mastectomy with Reconstruction

I've just completed 2 wks IV treatment with Pen G for cellulitis (staph a). Now, 5 days later I have a sinus infection and was put on Biaxin... READ MORE

Bi-Lat Masectomy W/TE and Now Lat Flap Surgery??

I had a bi-lat masectomy in Dec 2010. Tissue expander in left side (non-cancer side) got infected after 3 weeks. TE got removed and have been on... READ MORE

6 Hours After Bilateral Mastectomy, Went Back Due to Left Expander Rupture?

I Had Bilateral Mastectomy on July 30 2012. Roughly 6 Hrs After Surgery I Was Taken Back in Due To left expander rupturing....I have had major... READ MORE

Back to TE's after exchange surgery? Am I possibly bringing lots of complications or less favorable results upon myself?

History; Cancer, mastectomy, chemo, no rads. A year later, surgery with TE placement. Half way through it, prophylactic on other side with TE. My PS... READ MORE

I think there is something wrong with my breast. Any suggestions?

I had breast surgery back in September 2014. I have had several surgeries following complications since my reconstruction about 4 years ago. My breast... READ MORE

Best choice w/ least complication for PBMx w/ reconstruction ? ( 410 or smooth round) (photos)

I'm 47, 5'4 ,105-110lbs, rib cage(26.5" around) ,32 b/c bra . This for prophylactic mast, which is best aesthetic outcome with least complications... READ MORE

Normal or complication that needs attention? Hard painful large lump, burning and swelling 5 weeks after DIEP FLAP.

Five weeks ago I had the DIEP Flap procedure. I had a second surgery to repair a partial flap failure days after the 1st surgery. Where I had the... READ MORE

Skin graft to close open wound due to skin necrosis complications from breast reconstruction?

What is the outcome/possibility of having a skin graft on an open 1.5" open wound left from necrotized skin? The complication was resulted from... READ MORE

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