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Why Would Implants After Skin Sparing Mastectomy Be Smaller Than The Surgeon Said They'd Be?

I had a skin sparing mastectomy due to the BRCA 2 gene. I am about 5'1" tall and about 125lbs. My expanders were filled to 500cc and they... READ MORE

Skin Sparring Mastectomy and Large Breasts, What Are my Options?

My breasts are so big that I'd be dreaming of a breast reduction anyway. So now that I have cancer in the one I'm going to request a reduction... READ MORE

Is It Good to Have Reconstrution Breast Surgery After Radiation Therapy?

I had radiation therapy to both breast and now is going to have a DEIP TRAM done with skin sparing. I was wondering about the skin changes after... READ MORE

What is Wrong with my Implants Post Breast Reconstruction? (photo)

Im 28 & had a prophylactic bilateral skinsparring mastectomy w/TE's 19.3.12, exchange op 3.09.12. very low projection but very wide & far... READ MORE

Do I Have to Have Another Surgery to Remove Necrotic Skin or Will my Body Heal Itself?

Four weeks ago I underwent a skin sparing mastectomy with tissue expanders. Four weeks later following my surgeon filled the expanders up 300 ml, then... 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

Does the Addition of Alloderm Make Reconstruction Less Painful?

I am having a tough time with the expanders...Ive tried OTC meds, physio etc. I feel extremely tight and uncomfortable. I have expanders in after a... READ MORE

I Was Hospitalized Nov 2012 with Post Op Pseudomonas Infection, After Nipple Reconstruction. I Have Been on Levaquin Since?

My ps snipes bad scab off and then stitches me up. it comes back after about 2 wks time. now i have some pain, scab back again, alederm (sp) not... READ MORE

Low Profile for Reconstruction?

For someone who wants to stay very small (A cup) after bilateral nipple/skin sparing mast/reconstruction for BRCA mutation, has anyone here used low... READ MORE

Can a plastic surgeon do a simple mastectomy and immediate skin sparing recon and what kind of money would it cost?

I was recently diagnosed with FEA and am high risk for breast cancer. The doctors advise was lets wait and see...im going to be checked every six... READ MORE

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