Double Mastectomy + Breast Reconstruction

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How Long Should You Wear a Bandage over Your Breast Following Exchange Surgery, Tissue Expanders for Silicone Implants?

I had a double mastectomy about 5 1/2 months ago with immediate reconstruction. Almost two months ago, silicone implants replaced my tissue expanders.... READ MORE

I had a double mastectomy in Jan 2012, with expanders. Is my Implant Bottoming Out? (photo)

I had a double mastectomy in Jan 2012, with expanders. I had the reconstruction surgery in March. I noticed months later around August that the left... READ MORE

Will I Be Able to Stay the Same Bust Size After Double Mastectomy?

Im a 36E/F and would like to stay close to my same size. Im 32 and used to having large breasts as well as getting properly sized and fitted.I don't... READ MORE

Does the Addition of Alloderm Make Reconstruction Less Painful?

I am having a tough time with the expanders...Ive tried OTC meds, physio etc. I feel extremely tight and uncomfortable. I have expanders in after a... READ MORE

I Had Breast Cancer in 2003 at Age 39, Had a Double Mastectomy, What Are Options for Implant Revision?

My right side is tight and uncomfortable (radiation?). I also never sweat on my right side (lymph nodes were all removed). My left side is flabby and... READ MORE

I'm 5'7" and I Weigh 180 Lbs. I Had a D Cup Before my Double Mastectomy. How Many Cc's Will I Need to Be That Size?

I have tissue expanders in now. I'd like to be as close to my natural size as possible. READ MORE

Is Sharp Under-breast Pain (Especially in Evenings) Normal 4 Weeks After Double Mastectomy and Expanders Put In?

It feels like I have a metal wire cutting into my ribcage under both breasts. I have been experiencing this pain since the expanders were inserted. I... READ MORE

Is It Normal to Have White Meat After Free Nipple Graft? (photo)

Some white meat in areola. I am almost 2 weeks post-op. Had a double mastectomy with free nipple grafts. Mostly pink skin and not healed yet. Both... READ MORE

I have the BRCA2 gene and implants but need to have a double masectomy. What are my options?

I tested positive for the BRCA2 gene. I currently have implants and I would like to have a double masectomy. Since my muscle is already stretched... READ MORE

Elective Mastectomy and Reconstruction?

My Mother's sister has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her cousin died of breast cancer under 50 and my grandmother had ovarian cancer. With... READ MORE

Size Determination for Breast Reconstruction?

I had a double mastectomy on March 27, 2013 and have had by 2nd expansion. My plastic surgeon explained to me that cup sizes are different than those... READ MORE

Remove 450 Cc Implants After Double S&N Sparing Mastectomy and Use Tissue and Blood Supply from Inner Thigh Without Flap?

History: Double S&N sparing mastectomy with submusc stretched 450cc implants. My wish is to remove implants and replace my 450cc cup with own... READ MORE

Can fat grafting to breasts after double mastectomy promote the regrowth of residual breast tissue and breast cancer?

I have heard that (the stem cells from?) fat grafting to breasts (that have had double mastectomies) can actually promote the re-growth of any residue... READ MORE

Do I Need Spacers if I Don't Have Cancer or Will Not Receive Radiation?

I have a strong family gene of breast cancer. Im probably going to have a double mastectomy before I get the cancer. I would like to have everything... READ MORE

Can Breast implants 4 years after DIEP flap reconstruction help fill out upper pole? (Had fat injections and it all absorbed)

I had prophylactic, skin/nipple sparing double mastectomy with sailin implants in 2006. Complications and infections followed. right implant removed... READ MORE

How Long Will I Have to Wait to Have my Breast Done Over? (photo)

I thought I would give more information about my breast cancer. I had a double mastectomy 3/22/2012 stage lllA her2- 15 lymph nodes removed 7 had... READ MORE

Not sure what type of Reconstruction after Double Mastectomy; Two Doctors with Two Different Views, please assist.

I had radiation with tissue expanders in developed an infection had to remove left expander, now after replacing them thing they are encapsulated. My... READ MORE

Wrong Size Given for Breast Reconstruction?

Had to have a double mastectomy for breast cancer. I requested 350ml (which is written in my records multiple times) because I am very active person... READ MORE

Had a Double Mastectomy and the Implant Continues to Fall. Is This Normal? What is Causing the Implant to Continue to Fall?

Left breast cancer, breast implant falls 1 inch below right breast usually 2-3 months post-op, rippling of implant starts to show..each time. 5/7"... READ MORE

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