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How is Alloderm Used During Breast Reconstruction?

How do medical products like Alloderm aid in breast reconstruction procedures? READ MORE

What is Tissue Expansion by Balloon?

Trying to get my information straight on reconstructive plastic surgery techniques. One I investigated today on a cosmetic surgeons site is called... READ MORE

26 Year Old Wants Natural Looking Breasts After Mastectomy?

What are the best breast reconstruction methods, for a natural look and reduced visibility of scar tissue? I want to look as normal as possible and... READ MORE

I Am 50y Swimmer Golfer and Need to Do Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy. What is the Best Option for my Life Style?

I Am 50y Swimmer Golfer and Need to Do  Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy. What is  a Best Option for my Life Style  ? READ MORE

What is an 'Oncoplastic' Procedure?

I'm confused about what this means in terms of breast reconstruction. READ MORE

Can the "Capsule Switch Procedure" Be Used in Reconstruction for Capsular Contracture?

I had lumpectomy and radiation 18 months prior to my mastectomy. I currently have tissue expanders w/alloderm and am doing well, but am concerned... READ MORE

Are There Any Significant Advantages to Using Alloderm in Delayed Bilateral Breast Reconstruction?

Considering 2 step tissue-expander surgery with full muscle coverage, an anotomical cohesive gel implant and no Alloderm versus partial muscle... READ MORE

Bilat DIEP Flaps or Brava+fat Graft to Reconstruct A Cups?

51 yo non-smoking ft student wi 9 mm carcinoma rt breast, no nodes involved and have elected to do bilat mastectomies due to family hx. Used to have... READ MORE

Breast Conserving Surgery

My frind said that breast restoration after cancer can be done without causing disfiguring results. she said it is called "breast conserving... READ MORE

Has Anybody Used Flex Hd from Mentor Instead of Alloderm in Breast Reconstruction?

Has Anybody Used Flex Hd  from Mentor Instead of Alloderm in Breast Reconstruction? READ MORE

Is Reconstruction Without Moving Muscle Possible After Radiation for Breast Cancer?

Is reconstruction possible without the need to move a muscal (flap) after radiation for breast cancer? Thanks Vic READ MORE

Necrotic Nipple (Size of Baseball) Due to Radiation. What Can Done Besides Surgery?

After Double masectomy,(nipple sparing, used alloderm, immediate implants) have nacrotic right nipple and below. (size of baseball) for 16 weeks due... READ MORE

How Much Pain Should I Expect from Breast Reconstruction After Partial Breast Resection?

Are there preferred surgical techniques that are used to help minimize the pain? What kind of medication is used to minimize the amount of pain after... READ MORE

What Would Be Best Type of Breast Reconstruction?

Hi, Second time TNBC patient, was recently told that I have BRCA1 mutation and will therefore be having double mastectomy. I am considered thin at... READ MORE

How Should I Handle my Breast Cancer and Reconstruction Based on the Facts Below?

I have subglandular implants since 1980, had pain on the R and was going for revision. I was then DX with a 6mm invasive ductal carcinoma about 3cm... READ MORE

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