How Long After Radiation Should I Wait for Expansion Process and DIEP Flap Reconstruction?
I had a bilateral mastectomy with insertion of tissue expanders at same time followed by 25 radiation treatments to my left breast and chest wall area. Radiation treaments finished on December 27, 2011. How long should I wait before (1) saline expansion and (2) DIEP flap reconstruction can safely take place? Am not in a hurry. I care only about safety and having a successful outcome. Thank you.