Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Muscle + Breast Reconstruction
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
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
After a "Lat Flap", is it normal that transplanted muscles continue to contract when using back muscles?
I had a "Lat Flap" with mammary implant done 2 years ago. Since then, whenever I use my back muscles, the transplanted muscle contracts the whole... READ MORE
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
I am having bilateral mastectomies due to cancer and my doctor says I will loose 40% of function/strength in my pecs. READ MORE
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
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
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