I had amazing results after bilateral mastectomy and radiation. I was able to have a nipple sparing procedure, and now have silicone implants. My radiation delayed the final exchange to implants by about 4 months, but it allowed the skin to heal fully from the radiation, and now my skin and new breasts look great! more
I am a 55+ yr old woman who has been breast-less for the last 5yrs. After having silicone implants for 26yrs I had them removed 5yrs ago when they began disintegrating in my body. In 1983 I was told they lasted forever so I accepted the changes over the years as they turned into hard balls on my chest. Being flatter than a pancake before, these additions were small but gave my body proportion.... more
I met Dr.Mustoe several months after my fourth breast surgery. My first was a mastectomy, the last was reconstruction of that breast. I came to him with breasts that were 2 cup sizes different (I was a 32DD originally), and the small reconstructed breast very wrinkled. It appeared to be a ball that was deflating. I had a very heavy heart as well. He was upbeat about my prognosis, telling me... more
Just went through a pat down at Regan International because I don't go through the x-ray machine. I always tell them I've had enough radiation after a double mastectomy and reconstruction. The female attendant told me "you have great breasts, and I have felt a lot of breasts". I said "I have a fabulous plastic surgeon." Thank you again! more
I am from a family with a lot of cancers, one of which was breast cancer for my mom, sister, and maternal aunt. So when my breast started to "misbehave" (atypical ductal hyperplasia), I knew the wait and see approach wasn't a good answer for me. Two friends from my neighborhood had dealt with breast cancer and had used the team of Bethke and Kim. I went running with my slides and was told that... more
Why I chose Dr. Kim?
Second diagnosis of early stage breast cancer 6 years a part. My mastectomy was May 19, 2011. I knew what to expect visually, but I had no idea what to expect for after care. First 3 weeks were difficult in terms of arm movement, sleeping and bathing. However, I returned to work in 3 weeks! After my surgeon performed the mastectomy, Dr. Kim came in and installed... more