Muscle + Breast Reconstruction

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Can the Pectoral Muscle Be Manipulated to Bring the Implanted Breasts Closer Together? (photo)

Hi Doctor, Recently I had bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders. I noticed that my pectoral muscles push the breasts apart (towards my armpits).... READ MORE

How to Repair Muscle Damage Due to Expander Extrusion Post Double Mastectomy?

2 months post double mastectomy-undergoing expansion-prepping for implant exchange. 3 weeks ago expander pushed through muscle (still under the... 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

Is alloderm supposed to soften skin or strengthen muscles?

After a be lateral mastectomy with expanders place, allodrem was used, but it seems to be just tacked in a few places rather than sewed in... READ MORE

Very non-compliant patient needing clearer guidelines. How much do I really need to listen to restrictions?

I had a double mastectomy 9 months ago and was back at the gym 2 weeks later lifting. I had reconstruction surgery a few days ago. I opted for the... READ MORE

Is it okay to straighten the chest muscles before Implant Reconstruction?

I'm planning to have a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with tissue expander to implant reconstruction this spring. I'm no body builder, but I do... READ MORE

Plastic surgeon said I am a candidate for DIEP flap but there is a small chance he may need to remove some muscle. Why is this?

I saw a board certified plastic surgeon. I am brca + and want prophylactic mastectomy. The PS does DIEP & said I am a candidate. Results of MRA of... READ MORE

Are there implant techniques that are less damaging to the muscle?

I am having bilateral mastectomies due to cancer and my doctor says I will loose 40% of function/strength in my pecs. READ MORE

Do patients just have to get used to chest muscle tightness over implants?

I had a prophylactic double mastectomy two years ago. Everything was fine until about 2 months ago when my chest muscles began to tighten over the... READ MORE

Muscle that goes around implant hurts

Very aggressive breast cancer last year with implant 15 months ago, Itchy under implant but more concerning is for a week the muscle on top of implant... READ MORE

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