Incision + Breast Reconstruction

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Had DIEP Flap Surgery - Incision on Belly Splitting Badly

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

Diep Flap Surgery 4 Weeks Post Op - 6 Months of Chemo. Incision Opened Up?

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

Incisions for Tissue Expander Surgery? (photo)

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

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

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

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

Is this a normal incision? 1 week post op. I've had skin necrosis in the past

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

Can I do anything to prevent or treat post-op scar thickening?

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

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