Healing + Breast Reconstruction

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Areola Skin Graft on an Implant Due to Mastectomy

Is it normal for a skin grafted areola (tissue used from the other breast) to open up in spots, but heal over? Does this mean the graft didn't... READ MORE

I Had a Bi-lateral DIEP Flap Procedure Done 3 Months Ago. Having Healing Issues?

I have had issues starting at about 6 weeks out with it healing. A section about 6cm long and 2-3 cm deep had opened up. I was on a regimen of using... READ MORE

Mastectomy and Reconstruction Following Radiation

I had a lumpectomy and radiaiton 18 years ago and 9 years ago (first left, then right breast).1 year ago I was genetically tested and carry the BRAC1... READ MORE

Developed a Large Hematoma Over Whole Breast After Breast Surgery, How Long for This to Heal?

I had breast surgery 3 wks ago for mass removal (2 masses). I developed a large hematoma over whole breast. It has improved but the area to the right... READ MORE

Post Surgical Care to Minimize Scaring After Breast Reconstruction?

What restrictions, activities or therapies are helpful during healing from a breast reconstruction? READ MORE

Different size shape nipples after mastopexy; is there any hope for improvement with further healing? (photo)

Im almost 3wks post-op w/ 350ccs silicone implants & mastopexy to correct tuberous breasts.Im worried that my nipple size/shape discrepancy will still... READ MORE

The Incision from the Mastectomy Has Not Healed in 7 Weeks? Should the Expander Be Removed? (photo)

The expander has been deflated to promote healing with no results. At my wits end, feel more debilitated every day. No energy, legs feel very weak. My... READ MORE

Does It Help Healing to Have Surgery on Open Draining Wounds?

I had a diep flap done due to having mastectomy to both breasts because breast cancer. I have problem that my body rejected soluble staples so now I... READ MORE

After expander removal possible infection? Feels like my ribs are bruised, redness, edema and swelling (photo)

Double Mastectomy in February, expanders in place,within 5 days redness,swelling,low grade fevers started.Oral ABT taken Cipro Bactrim & Keflex for 2... READ MORE

Fat necrosis - Can you tell me if it will be safe to leave the lumps in my breast and what would happen to them in the future.

Aspire65 February 28, 2014 11:34am I had my br 5months ago and unfortunately suffered the loss of my left mac and after healing have a hard area of... READ MORE

How long does it take for the muscle to heal from explantation? The expanders were placed under the muscle & placed in Feb '14

I'm 49. I am a 16 month surviver of breast cancer. I had a bilateral mastectomy in May 2013. I felt rushed & pressured to go ahead & do reconstruction... READ MORE

I'm very concerned of my healing process with the vac therapy, I stopped smoking before surgery, now smoking a few a day?

I had surgery and two weeks after above the public hair line swelled up with fluid and had to be placed on vac therapy and healing has shown... READ MORE

Is it possible to somehow improve my odds of regaining sensation after Mastectomy?

I understand that I'll never regain the sensation I had before the tissue removal. But is there anything I can do to make the odds of regaining at... READ MORE

Leaving tissue expanders in after double mastectomy. Is this normal?

Hi, my plastic surgeon (in Australia) said it's now safe to leave tissue expanders in instead of having the second operation to replace them with... READ MORE

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