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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Breast Reconstruction with Wound Healing Issues - Stanford, CA

I am brca2 positive. After 4 years of biannual surveillance I decided to undergo a bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. The surgery is tough! You cannot be prepared for the pain you will have. I am a nurse and I wasn't prepared! I spent 5 days in the hospital and... READ MORE

BRCA 2 Positive Preventative Double Mastectomy - Stuart FL

I chose to have the double mastectomy since I was BRCA 2 positive and did not want to wait until I had a cancer diagnosis to deal with it. I preferred to be proactive instead of reactive. My experience was very good and much different than what I expected. I did a lot of research about the... READ MORE

29 Years Old, Saying "Goodbye!" to my Tuberous Breasts! - St. Louis Park, MN

I never thought my breasts were attractive. My mother also has tuberous breasts, but we didn't know that it was a congenital defect. We just thought ours were different. It wasn't until I failed to produce more than drops of breast milk when I had my first child. I researched and researched and... READ MORE

You Can Have It All - Sydney, AU

Hi, I am one of the many invisible faces of breast cancer survivors. I am 47 year old personal trainer and have been in remission for 10 years. In 2005 I was diagnosed with left breast cancer for which I was treated with lumpectomy followed by a very heavy course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy... READ MORE

Thank You Dr. Glatt, Dr. Christoudias, and Morristown Memorial Hospital

I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in January 2016. I opted for a nipple-sparing bilateral mastectomy with breast reconstruction. Tissue expanders were placed during the first surgery, and replaced with silicone implants during the second surgery. My breast surgeon, Dr.... READ MORE

Dr Neil Tanna Breast Cancer Reconstruction Gone Very Wrong

I had breast cancer reconstruction over a year ago, the Doctor I used was Dr Neil Tanna. I was left disfigured. He canceled a few reconstructions, and I did also, so this was never resolved. The one day I was going to have surgery, I waited in LIJ for a few hours as Tanna was late, he forgot... READ MORE

DIEP Reconstruction - Portland, OR

I was diagnosed at the age of 35 with stage 3 triple-positive breast cancer. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy, 28 rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, and a complete hysterectomy to follow. At the time of my diagnosis in 2006, I was reconstructed with silicone implants. Over time my body... READ MORE

37, Nipple Sparing Mastectomy to the Right 19 Months Ago - China, CN

Reconstruction was done on August 31 2016, picture was taken 48 hours before and after the surgery. Reconstructed the scared side and performed mastectomy to my healthy side (didn't do gene test, but my mom and one of her sister bother diagnosed as BC at their 60's) then with 225 cc moderate... READ MORE

Free Nipple Graft - Norfolk, VA

So I went it for my last conversation with by surgeon and he fill that a free nipple graft is the best option for me. I am not sure on what to do my surgery is July 8 2016. I'm 31 with no kids. I would like to a least try breast feeding but that's not possible with the technique. I'm 5'2 160lbs... READ MORE

Bi Lateral DIEP Flap Reconstruction - Snellville, GA

I've had to wait for an entire year for my breasts to be replaced. I did a lot a research and praying and was lead to Dr. Theresa Wang and Dr. Sam Shih. I've been nothing but pleased from start to finish. Their office staff (Christy and Daisy) are just as awesome as are they. When I... READ MORE

48 Y.o. DIEP Breast Reconstruction - Washington, DC

*******YES! I would absolutely recommend Dr. Rad!*********** I am very glad that one day I decided to see Dr. Rad for a second opinion regarding my breast reconstruction. I had prophylactic mastectomy done in 2014 at Johns Hopkins. Initially the surgeon at Johns Hopkins told me that I was a... READ MORE

Inspira Implants for Reconstruction - Williamsport, PA

Hello I wanted to write a review on the allergan natrelle inspira implants. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in oct 2015 at 28 I was advised to get masectomy on my infected left breast and my right to prevent future reoccurance as breast cancer runs very strong in my family. I was able to do... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction. Salem, OR

Dr. Neaman and his staff are amazing! Everyone is so caring, kind, and attentive to patient needs. This is a place where patients are treated like friends or family. No one forgets my name or why I am came in. Further, Dr. Neaman's work is great. I had breast reconstruction after cancer. I... READ MORE

Unilateral Mastectomy with Delayed Reconstruction. Asheville, NC

I had breast implants since 1989 and had them replaced in 2006. (size D) Last December, I was diagnosed with cancer in my left breast. I had a mastectomy in February. I didn't have reconstruction immediately because we were wanting to see if I needed radiation or chemo. Thankfully, I did not... READ MORE

How Do I Choose the Best Size Implants After Mastectomy? Going from 475cc to 650cc - Daytona Beach, FL

Bi-lateral Mascetomy in December 2010, 475cc implants in April 2011. I am very unhappy with the size and look of them. I am told I will never be perfect but as you can see from the pictures they are not even close. I have been very insistant that I want to go larger and have them re-shaped... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction After Implant Infection - San Antonio, TX

After having an implant removal / replacement performed by another doctor. I had an emergency surgery to have those implants removed along with alot of breast tissue due to a major infection. I wasn't sure if I'd ever have normal breast again until I met Dr. Baumholtz. He gave me realistic... READ MORE

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

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