When I learned I had breast cancer and would have to have a mastectomy, I knew I would want to have breast reconstruction. Dr. Blakemore was very kind and answered all my questions about the different types of reconstruction and the pros and cons, and spent a lot of time reassuring me. I decided to do the type of reconstruction at the time of my mastectomy where I had a temporary implant put... more
Once diagnosed with breast cancer I was instructed to go seek the advise of a plastic surgeon (because of previous implants) before I made the decision of lumpectomy or mastectomy. Tried to get appt with Dr Orseck but he was out of town. So I met with another dr. This dr suggested mastectomy and I chose for a double. After explanders and then the newest teardrop implants, my new breast were... more
It is no fun to wear a prosthesis. You are always so uncomfortable with it riding up or it is so hot. With a breast reconstruction you can do all the things (like swimming, etc.) that you could not (or would not) do without a breast.
I am very happy with my reconstruction. Just be realistic though. It will not look like your other breast for awhile and you do have scars. I had radiation,... more
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