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.

Comments (1)

Hi Shoe,
Welcome to our community! Fifteen years cancer free is empowering news. It is an exciting undertaking that you are considering breast reconstruction now with so much new technology available. I suggest you post in the Doctor Q&A for recommendations based on their professional expertise. We can all comment with our varied experiences depending on what the docs have to say. xo Beverly