Implant reconstruction after MRM and radiation

  • ShoeCanoe
  • 2 years ago

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.