Pectoral + Breast Reconstruction

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Long Term Pectoral Muscle Use After Breast Reconstruction?

I'm 7 weeks post tissue expander surgery and can now get back to working out. My surgeon told me I have to limit the use of my pec muscles to 5-10 lbs... 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

I am 7 weeks post reconstruction with cohesive gel implants under the muscle. Will the pain and my muscle reactions ever lessen?

I am 7 weeks post reconstruction with cohesive gel implants under the muscle. Every time I flex my pectorals, exercise or use, they ache. It feels as... READ MORE

Pectoral Muscle Removed, Normal?!

Last Aug I had breast reconstruction. After 8 weeks I developed a grade 3 capsule that was infected. I had the implant removed and a capsulectomy done... READ MORE

Pectoral muscle to hold the implant or alloderm? Which will be most painful?

I have thin skin since my double mastectomy in 2012. I had a pretty through double mastectomy due to cancer. I did not need chemo or radiation. I now... READ MORE

Is there any need to remove pectoral muscle during prophylactic mastectomy?

Had prophylactic mastectomy with DTI silicone. Procedure failed due to poor bllod supply. Had second reconstructive surgery, DIEP. New PS found... READ MORE

Will strengthening my pectoralis major hide the implant rippling?

I had breast recon 7 weeks ago. I have the 410 gummy bear under the pectoralis. The right implant is perfect but the left implant shows ripples on the... READ MORE

Should I have been informed of removal of portion of pectoral muscles after prophylactic skin sparing mastectomy?

Should informed consent have been requested...don't think the intent was to remove the muscle pre surgery, prior to removal? Should I have been... READ MORE

Any thoughts on cutting the pectoral nerve for Breast Reconstruction?

I had a 2nd opinion for breast reconstruction for bottoming out and implant malposition. My new 2nd opinion wants to fix the prob. With sutures and... READ MORE

Cut the pectoral nerve for a reconstruction implant surgery? I am scared of this. Is it routine?

I am post chemo and about to have breast reconstruction . I am very active. The doctor said he always denervates the pectoral major by cutting the... READ MORE

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