Muscle + Breast Reconstruction

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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

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 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

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

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