Member since 7/5/2014


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Reviews by spagel

Bilateral Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy - Vancouver, WA

I chose to have immediate bilateral breast reconstruction with tissue expanders following my double mastectomy in October of 2013. Following tissue expansion over the next several months, I was later fitted with Allergan silicone-filled ("gummy bear"), high-projection breast implants which are... READ MORE

Recent comments from spagel

I was diagnosed at age 51 with invasive ductal carcinoma two years ago, underwent a bilateral mastectomy (nipple-sparing) just four weeks after I was diagnosed, had tissue expanders for several months (yes, they hurt and were often... READ COMMENT

Please know that what you see after only one week with your new implants is not the "end result" of your surgery. I have a new kind of gummy implants known as "high projection" implants, and I remember telling my PS after my surgery... READ COMMENT

My pleasure! Best wishes to you and may you have a great outcome! READ COMMENT

Congratulations on your upcoming new silicone implants!! I was so happy to get out of my expanders and into my new "girls," since they feel and look much more natural. As for your question about my nipples, I was able to have... READ COMMENT

Thank you for your comment -- and great question! Let me clarify: my implant wasn't actually shifting in its scar pocket. Rather it had a "pushed over" appearance, as if an invisible hand was pushing it from the right side towards the... READ COMMENT