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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Tissue Expanders/Silicone Implants following Bilateral mastecomy

After cancer robs you of many things including your breast, reconstruction is a way of feeling whole again. I had two-stage reconstruction. At the time of my mastectomy I had tissue expanders inserted. After weekly "fills" of saline water I am now at my chosen size and I am awaiting implants in... READ MORE

33 Yr Old Mother of 2 - Providence, RI

Hoping I will be able to get my breasts reconstructed. I had my surgery this past May 2016 , after wanting to get them forever. I'm not sure how long you need to wait before discussing what type of revision options there are . I was very hopeful that they would settle nicely like I see on most... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction Following Bilateral Mastectomy Using Silicone Implants - Tampa, FL

I had a bilateral mastectomy without radiation or chemo following a diagnosis or early stage breast cancer. Dr. Soler was present when the mastectomy was performed and inserted the tissue expanders at that time. The following 6 months I was followed by Dr. Soler for weekly expansion and then for... READ MORE

40years Old, Breast Surgery at Korean Plastic Surgery Review - Incheon, KR

Breast implant surgery immediately after complete removal of breast cancer tissue. Pros of a Korean clinic: speed, efficiency, good pharmaceuticals that are branded (no generics at university clinic settings) Cons: not enough explanation and plastic surgeon prof questioning as to why I was... READ MORE

3D Nipple Tattoos

6 months following my second DIEP flap procedure, I had my nipples tattooed on. This was the final phase of my reconstruction and I was soooooo excited! Reneé immediately made me feel at ease. She is professional, calming and a true angel. She first drew on aeroela and nipple circles and ... READ MORE

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction - Post Double Mastectomy. New Orleans, LA

At the age of 46, I was diagnosed with stage 3A invasive duct all carcinoma in my right breast. I had several months of chemotherapy, followed by a double mastectomy, and then 38 radiation treatments. My skin and underlying tissue were fairly damaged from the extensive radiation and my... READ MORE

Reconstruction After BMX

Dr. Bucky and his team in Philadelphia are exceptional. I was fortunate as a breast cancer patient of Dr. Dahlia Sataloff (the premier surgeon in Philly) to be "assigned" to Dr. Bucky for my recon. This is the equivalent of winning the lottery. His work is phenomenal and in addition he his an... 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

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

Finally Help After A Drastic Weight Loss & Previous Breast Reduction - Mississauga, ON

At a young age due to back issues, I had 7 pounds of breast removed during a breast reduction. Over the next couple years I had lost an vast amount of weight. The end result of the two was an upper body with an excessive amount of left over and hanging skin around my back, sides under my arm (of... 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

Breast Cancer Survivor age 50 - Boston, MA

After learning and processing the devastating news that I had stage 3 breast cancer, I started reading about treatment and reconstruction options. After my modified radical mastectomy, I needed chemo and radiation treatment. This made me a candidate for delayed reconstruction. Now I had time to... READ MORE

43 Years, Family History of Breast Cancer - Sydney, AU

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at 38 years old and she unfortunately passed away at 45 years. The loss of my mother and the fear of being diagnosed myself (my mother had no sisters but two of her aunts also succumbed to the disease at a young age) has always being a worry for me and... READ MORE

My Case is Ongoing I Am a Breast Cancer Patient - Dallas, TX

Dr. ANIGIAN came highly recommended! I wore he and his staff out with a gazillion questions but they were always amazing and super professional and managed to answer all of my questions even through the high struggle! I AM STILL a work in process because I just got a bilateral mastectomy. I... READ MORE

46 Year Old, Amazing Breast Reconstruction for Necrotising Fascitis - Sydney, AU

Almost three years ago I contracted a life-threatening condition called necrotising fasciitis, commonly called the flesh eating disease. This condition is an aggressive skin infection which spreads to deeper tissue, killing cells in the body. The disease occurred in my back and upper arm and... READ MORE

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

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