Breast Reconstruction After Radiation That Occurred 20 Years Ago?
- Asked by mz2b
- 11 months ago
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.
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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