Breast Reconstruction

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Breast reconstruction is most commonly performed following a mastectomy. Women who want to restore the volume and shape of their breasts may choose to get breast implants, tissue (commonly called "flap") reconstruction, or a combination. Doctors tend to recommend tissue reconstruction for patients who have undergone radiation therapy, due to their increased risks for capsular contracture (a problematic scar tissue response to implants). Nipple reconstruction is also frequently part of the process. LEARN MORE ›

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45 Y/o, Breast Cancer; Bi-lateral Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction - Littleton, CO

In March of 2015 I received a call that brought me to my knees: I had Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, a type of breast cancer, in my left breast. I was very fortunate in that my cancer was stage one (however, docs can’t definitively stage cancer until the tumor is removed and margins are clear); ER a... READ MORE

Diep Flap Breast Reonstruction and My New Amazing Belly Boob! - Vancouver, WA

Diep Flap Breast Reconstruction and My Amazing New Belly-Boob! 54 years old Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Mastectomy, right breast 4/2/2015 Lymphectomy 4/22/2015 DIEP-flap Surgery 2/4/216 My wonderful Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Mannish Champaneria went over all of my options for reconstruction, and... READ MORE

Reconstruction After Mastectomy - Virginia Beach, VA

At 62, it was discovered that I had breast cancer. I had a mastectomy with expander and reconstruction on May 14, 2015. Then had my final implant placed on Aug. 20, 2015. Dr. John Alspaugh was awesome! He was kind, compassionate and went above and beyond helping me get this all covered by... READ MORE

Breast Cancer Survivor - Danbury, CT

I had quite a few reconstruction surgeries after my mastectomy. Dr Soni, met with me to discuss each of the surgeries that would be needed to attain the result that I wanted. He spent a lot of time with me, he answered each and every question that I had, no matter how silly. AND, he never made... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction at It's Finest - New York, NY

For the past year, I have been a breast cancer/reconstruction patient of Dr. Keegan at Fifth Avenue Millennium Aesthetic Surgery in NYC. Dr. Keegan was the 3rd plastic surgeon I consulted with, and I selected him as my surgeon based on his compassion and kindness. Dr. Port of Mount Sinai... READ MORE

55 Years Old with Bilateral DCIS and Strong Family History - Boston, MA

In 2011, I had a mass removed that was precancerous from my right breast. My mother and sister had each had breast cancer twice. I was tempted at that time to do bilateral mastectomy as a preventative measure. I went to see a local plastic surgeon who showed me after pictures that horrified me.... READ MORE

A Skilled Doctor Who Gave Me Life - Aventura, FL

A SKILLED DOCTOR WHO GAVE ME LIFE Breast cancer is a devastating diagnosis. Breast cancer does not let you ignore and forget forever. Breast reconstruction is not a simple journey; it is a very long and scary one. But I chose immediate reconstructions after my mastectomy to help me with my... READ MORE

Bilateral Mastectomy with Tissue Expanders and Radiation to Follow - Toronto, ON

Hello ladies, I just had bilateral mastectomy 2 weeks ago and had 2 fills on expanders. 1 during surgery and 1 at follow up appt. My question is I want to hear some success stories with expanders and radiation!!!! I have a wonderful team of doctors from Princess Margaret Hospital Toronto who... READ MORE

38 yr old 2 kids, bc with the works! SC

Dr. Baron and Dr. Craigie came HIGHly recommended by an entire group of women, whose experiences encompassed the spectrum of bc and many w implant problems that had to be corrected by Dr. Craigie. After my bi-mast and axillary (via dr baron), dr Craigie placed expanders that DONT hurt at all! If... READ MORE

53 Year Old. 140lbs 5 Ft 4 2grown Girls 26 & 28 Grand Mother Kingsport, T

I want to thank everyone who has volunteered their story. It has helped me so much to know I am not in this alone. My story starts in October when I had scheduled to get a tummy tuck on December 17 November 1 -I went in for my yearly mammogram they called me back wanting a biopsy I had breast... READ MORE

44 Years Old and Have Breast Cancer - Cartersville

Routine 1st mammogram had to return for second look biopsy for left breast then on August 2015 told breast cancer seen surgeon scheduled lymp node biopsy September all clear left side removed October no chemo or radiation only femara for 5 years overies removed December hormone receptive right... READ MORE

Can It Be Repaired at Age 80? - Los Angeles, CA

Had Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer and told must have surgery asap. Surgeon did a mastectomy six months ago and left my chest looking horrible. Fortunately, it was Stage 1 and didn't travel. No chemo or radiation needed. Seems I found it early. But taking expensive and dangerous drug... READ MORE

45 Year Old Breast Cancer Survivor - Kamloops, BC

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2015 and underwent a right sided skin sparing mastectomy and sentinel node biopsy in December 2015. My plastic surgeon placed a tissue expander under the muscle at the time of the mastectomy and filled it up after ward to 480cc over a period of... READ MORE

Reconstruction Revision from BiLateral Mast. Grand Rapids, MI

Excellent outcome! Highly satisfied! Would recommend Dr Hammond highly Read my review below Excellent surgeon Excellent office staff Excellent surgical staff Kind Skilled Top 5 in Nation Innovated Took time to find out what I was after Asked me questions Spent time with me finding out my... READ MORE

Ongoing Nipple Sparing Reconstruction, DIEP Flap, Fat Transfer, and Possibly Implants - Mount Pleasant, SC

What a year 2015 has been. This is a very shortened version of what I wanted to write. I left out the doubts, fears, and quite a bit of the healing process. I can add that later. January 6, 2015, I have a biopsy of my right breast. That Friday, January 9th, I learn I have Lobular Carcinoma in... READ MORE

GOD's Warrior & A Mother of 2 Beautiful Girls - Atlanta, GA

2Year Breast Cancer Survivor.I had immediate reconstruction that failed.I needed Major Help and thank the Lord I found it with Dr.Mark Deutsch the Gentle Surgeon.This man is amazing.In three surgeries he made something out of nothing.I went from nothing at all to Va VA voom!I had a Double... READ MORE

51 Years Old with One Daughter - Arlington, OH

I had a double mastectomy and chose to have reconstruction. I am so happy that my breast cancer surgeon referred me to Dr Heck he and his staff are so amazing with the care they have given me. I am very happy with the outcome. My confidence level and self-esteem have both improved. I can't... READ MORE

Trust Your Instincts...Double Skin/Nipple Sparing Mastectomy with Fat Grafting - Toronto, ON

This cancer nightmare started July 2014. Let me start by telling you I went to my doc asking for ultrasound of right breast because I had a lot of pain. I was told it can't be cancer because pain is not a sign (BULL). I preferred ultrasound as going thru peri menopause I was so tender I knew I... READ MORE

Had a Lift and TDAP Flap After I Had a Lumpectomy a Yr. Ago. Walnut creek, CA

I am very happy with the decision and outcome with reconstruction on my right breast and a lift on my left. It will be 4 wks on the 12th, still a little sore under my arm. The support bra helps a lot! Starting to apply mederma cream on the scars! I'll post another pic in 6 months. My dictor... READ MORE

Double Mastecmony with Reconstruction Tissue Expanders - Palo Alto, CA

I was told he was the best. He was three hours from my home. Never got answers or advise. He never really heard to me. I felt rushed and unimportant. He team is not on the same page. My reconstruction failed ended with an infection leaving with one breast. Last visit he was rude uncaring and... READ MORE

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