Prophylactic + Breast Reconstruction

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Medical Insurance and a Prophylactic Mastectomy

I have a very very strong history of breast cancer in my family.My maternal grandmother died from breast cancer and so has my maternal aunt.My mother... READ MORE

Implants vs. Tissue for Breast Recontruction After Prophylactic Mastectomy

I am a 36 yo thin, healthy, small breasted, BRCA1+ woman. I am planning a prophylactic nipple sparing double mastectomy. Because I am healthy, my... READ MORE

When is It Best to Have Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy?

My grandmother and mother were both diagnosed with breast cancer and passed away from it. I am a 22-year-old, healthy female who is considering a... READ MORE

Painful Scar Adhesions After Prophylactic Mastectomy

I was told at time of surgery that I would have a thin scar and no worries I have painful strictures I am thinking of getting single stage implants... READ MORE

What Medical Specialty is Best for Prophylactic Mastectomy?

I have a strong family history of cancer. I need a breast reduction anyway. I don't know what specialty is best for a prophylactic mastectomy.... READ MORE

Are Skin Sparing Mastectomies Effective in a Prophylactic Setting Among BRCA Carriers?

I realize more tissue remains using this technique but it seems to be increasing in popularity. READ MORE

Tissue Expander Disparity?

I underwent prophylactic bilateral mastectomies on Aug 20th with immediate tissue expanders placed. Thank God there were no complications. I noticed... READ MORE

Pain After Revision to Silicone Implant Surgery After Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomies?

I had prophylactic bilateral mastectomies 2-22-12 w/expanders and SI (400 or 450 cc).I had exch surg 5-22-12.December 20, 2012, I had revision surgery... READ MORE

Reverse Order Prophylactic Mastectomy with Reconstruction? (photo)

I am considering a prophylactic mastectomy (BRCA2+) with direct implant reconstruction. However, after 4 children, I would like to have larger breasts... READ MORE

Prophylactic Mastectomy Last Year. Was a Full C, Healing Process Been Horrible. Can I Go Bigger?

I had a Prophylactic Mastectomy last year. Prior to surgery I was a full C my wt was approx 360lbs. I could not get the Spacers so I was told by the... READ MORE

Will my Breasts Get Bigger in Time?

Hello, I am 25 years old. I weigh 135lbs and I am 5'4''. I had a prophylactic mastectomy because of my BRCA2 positive diagnosis. I had my expanders... READ MORE

Can Breast implants 4 years after DIEP flap reconstruction help fill out upper pole? (Had fat injections and it all absorbed)

I had prophylactic, skin/nipple sparing double mastectomy with sailin implants in 2006. Complications and infections followed. right implant removed... READ MORE

If you have benign lumpy breast can you get a prophylactic breast implants?

A lady I know says she had this done and her insurance paid for it. (I don't want to hear it depends on your insurance contact your insurance) I want... READ MORE

If I Have a Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy, What is my Best Option for a Natural Looking Reconstruction?

I am a 23 y/o female of Ashkenazi descent (w/ 1 case of breast cancer in the family) about to be tested for BRCA mutations. If needed, I plan to have... READ MORE

Reoccuring Breast Infection After Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy W/reconstruction?

Prophylactic bilateral mastectomy 5 yrs ago w/ reconstruction~implants = iname.I've had 8-10 breast infections.Quick onset w/fever,redness,hot breast... READ MORE

38DD Want to Maintain Size After Double Mastectomy?

I am a 38DD and would like to maintain my breast size after a double prophylactic mastectomy. I would prefer not having a TRAM procedure due to my... READ MORE

Prophylactic mastectomy with immediate reconstruction - Am I increasing the risk of skin not lasting the surgery

I am 33 y.o., 5'6", ribcage 31inch, breast width 13cm. I have a prophylactic mastectomy planned with immediate reconstruction - mentor cpg 322 330cc... READ MORE

My plastic surgeon says my skin is too tight/thin around tissue expanders to expand anymore. Can a bigger implant be inserted?

I had prophylactic mastectomy with expanders. I am at 350ccs and doc says my skin is too tight to expand more. I am disappointed as I wanted to be a... READ MORE

Implants over Muscle Post Mastectomy Would Like to Move Under?

Help! I have consulted many specialists and nobody has a solution. My surgeon insisted on placing implants over muscle as part of single stage... READ MORE

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