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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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

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

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