Implant reconstruction after MRM and radiation
By ShoeCanoe on 11 May 2012
After 13 years post mastectomy, i am considering reconstruction. I am ony 54 and am tired of the look with a prostesis. Tram flap is too much for me to consider also have a bad back, so this procedure was not recommended. A plastic surgeon has suggested liposuction pre-expander to prep the radiated skin area. Another has suggested a "hammock" of donated skin to aid the implant to stay in place. Anyone with experience in either of these? I am told the 8 weeks of radition changed my skin, but it still looks and feel plyable. Would be happy with simple B cups, as i spent most of my life as a large C or D.