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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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