I have been doing research, reading experiences, forums and Q&A in this site. And I am thankful there is a site like this. I am turning 30 in a week, and I am scheduled for bilateral mastectomy and immediate reconstruction on April 28. I am very nervous, scared and my anxiety level is getting high each day. I am petite only 5'1 in height and weighs 108 lbs. My pre-op appt is on April 7. I... more
Dr. Song was recommended by my Breast Surgeon, Dr. Cursio, to perform the reconstruction of my breasts. I'm 55 and very physically active. I just wanted my same size (B) but was very concerned about keeping my strength and flexibility. My results are amazing! I feel completely normal but have the breasts of an 18 year old. Thanks Dr. Song! more
Second opinion for double bi-lateral and implant after radiation. I had breast cancer and had a bi-lateral. Expanders and silicon implants. They were lumpy and one side had ripples and sagged lower than radiated breast. Had it corrected once but it sagged again. Had second opinion and had different implants and fat transfer for more natural and even look. So far it is wonderful. Night and Day. more
After having a mastectomy, my breast reconstruction made me feel whole again. I am very, very happy I went through it. It was well worth the time and pain! Although my insurance paid for it, it would have been worth the cash price. I had 4 surgeries total-1 for the mastectomy with expander placement, my exchange and nipple construction. I was dissatisfied, so I switched doctors for a final... more
I had a bilateral Mastectomy in 11-99 and reconstruction right at the same time by a different doctor. I had many problems. BUT in 2010 Dr Tran FIXED THAT! My problems were all going to change to MIRICLES! Dr Tran removed both implants in October of 2010. After that we waited to let it heal...I had other medical problems that made for a late start...but when the time came...12-3-12 I had my... more
After being diagnosed with breast cancer 9 mos ago I had to have a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction. Dr. Savalia performed my breast reconstruction in two surgeries 4 mos apart. Both surgeries went very well and the outcomes were amazing.Overall, I am satisfied with my breast reconstruction experience.
It was a 6 month process involving post-mastectomy insertion (and 4 mos... more
June 2008: Diagnosis> DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ).
Recommendation > partial mastectomy of right breast with 6 weeks of radiation and 5 years of medication.
As a large busted woman (38 DD+)in my late 40's, this unexpected news left me looking for the silver lining in this otherwise gloomy cloud. I found it at the office of Dr C. Both, my cancer surgeon, Dr. Melvin... more
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