I had lumpectomy and radiation in my left breast 20 years ago. Now I have a new carcinoma and must have a mastectomy of same breast. I was told that an implant is not an option because of the previous radiation. Just want to verify that this is correct. I am not interested in using back muscle because I am an active swimmer.
Breast Reconstruction After Radiation That Occurred 20 Years Ago?
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If you are interested in being seen in Austin please give us a call. I know this is a difficult time for you. The majority of my practice is devoted to reconstruction for women with breast cancer or who are BRCA+
Implant after radiation and mastectomy
After 20 years, the radiation effects on the skin should have improved, and you should be OK to have an implant reconstruction. It really depends upon the skin quality.
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