Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Incision + Breast Reconstruction
I had DIEP flap surgery 4 weeks ago, breasts are fine, some issues with the tummy incision. my incision started to separate 3 weeks later. saw my PS... READ MORE
I am packing my incision twice a day (3 inches long and 1/2 inch deep. How long do these take to heal? Can I shower with this open incision? I keep it... READ MORE
I just had tissue expander surgery with an older Dr. He extended my mastectomy scars with the incision saying it was to prevent pectoral muscle damage... READ MORE
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
Is It Concerning That an Incision from Breast Reconstruction Revision Came Fully Open? (Not Superficial) While Sleeping?
Not heavy lifting or massaging was involved. Woke up wondering why shirt was wet/soaked. Until in the bathroom with the light on did I learn why.... READ MORE
Is it normal to have pain & strong muscle spasms under the Breast Reconstruction incision (more towards rib cage area)?
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What does a skin sparing mastectomy with implant reconstruction and expanders looks like during and after the process?
I would like the least amount of scarring or smallest incision and want clarification regarding the incision which I think is around the nipple or... READ MORE
I had implant exchange surgery last week (exchanging expander for implant after mastectomy) and got to remove dressing today. I am kind of concerned... READ MORE
I had a Mastectomy with silicone implant. Incision hasn't closed & continues to drain 8 weeks post op. What should be done?
I am 65years old, completed chemo 12 weeks ago and had a complete response,no other health issues.my plastic surgeon feels I was not having enough... READ MORE
I'm s/p a mastectomy with reconstruction. My implant is not where is should be and I don't have an IMF. (Photo)
My doctor wants to make an incision and remove a piece of skin and then suture it to my ribs to create an IMF. He called it the Ryan Procedure. What... READ MORE
I had my breast reconstruction revised. Part of the reason was a big fat incision scar. The other issue was lop sided silicon implants. We waited... 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
I am concerned with incision. Two months out of reconstruction surgery. Incision looks infected and opening. READ MORE
After bilateral mastectomy for stage 1 Rt breast invasive cancer,I had expanders,10 weeks later had silicon gummy bear implants placed with... READ MORE
I have no pain, but after taking a shower, I noticed this place on the breast that I had had a lumpectomy and radiation 20 years ago. My PC was able... READ MORE
I had a bilateral mastectomy in earl June. My scars are similar to that of a breast lift. Both expanders have 300ccs. The recent fill was 100ccs and... READ MORE
What are some reasons my exchange surgery is much more painful a recovery than my preventive mastectomy and expander placement?
I was told this was much easier, not true! My ps described he would be doing some lipo to smooth out my bra line. I woke up in the worst pain and 1... READ MORE