This is a warning for those who are facing major reconstruction, do reasearch. My surgeron Dr. Tamburrino was recommended by my breast surgeon as the "best" and I took her word. This was my 4th surgery after cancer was found a second time, so total masectomy. I still have nightmares waking up with breathing tube in and my wrists tied to the bed rail (with strips of cloth), unable to... more
I had breast cancer 12 years ago, and was Not happy with the reconstruction, I was recommended to Doctor Schwartz, and it was the Best Thing that could have happened to me. I have Confidence in wearing certain clothing that I was not able to wear in the past, He corrected a problem that resulted from the original reconstruction, and I am Now extremely Happy. more
Looked flat after postop...was disappointed because i felt after all i went through you couldnt see them
dr was great, but you must realize to go bigger for radical mastectomies, because you loose half your implant in chest cavity. ive since gone bigger to 800 ccs...yes i am 6 feet tall, and 175 lbs. look thin, but am large boned. my bra size is 36 c, with 800s. yes, hard... more
I did not consider any cons at the time. All I knew was: I may die from cancer soon, and if I'll survive, I wanted to look "normal" after bilateral mastectomy. I was not told about life of the implants, about MRIs to check them,etc.
I am 60 years old. I have saline implants for 17 years after bilateral mastectomy. They look and feel OK. Should I do anything to make sure they... more