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Tight Chest After LD Pedicle Breast Reconstruction; and Misaligned Cleavage
- updated 3 years ago
- Not Sure
- Cost: $25,000
- Dr Alan Messinger, Portage, MI (Battle Creek, MI)
I am a 5' 8" tall, 168 lb, 60 year old...
- 14 Dec 2009
I am a 5' 8" tall, 168 lb, 60 year old caucasian woman.
In 2006 I was diagnosed w/ breast cancer in my left breast. I choose to have a tissue sparing bilateral mastecomy.
In 2007 I had dual LD pedicle reconstruction that included silicone implants (D cup - that was my 'original breast size). Since that time I have experienced constant tightness in my chest/breast area and in my armpits; more so in the left side than the right. When I flex my pectoral muscles my chest (breasts) dimple. It's not pretty :( I did have a lymph node biopsy (negative) from my right armpit.
I am in physical therapy trying to stretch my chest muscles and strenghen my upper torso muscles, however in five months there has been little effect on the chest muscle tightness.
I changed surgeons after the reconstruction because of the cleavage issue and because the lef breast was noticably larger. The second surgeon, whom I still see, attempted to lypo some of the fat from the larger breast - that only left a depression in that breast. That surgeon did indicate what results may be produced by the procedure - it was my call to allow the procedure.
Are there any options available that will reduce...
- 17 Dec 2009
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the second surgeon is totally professional, and, explains everything in great detail :)