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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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

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

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

BRCA1 Prophylactic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy - Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Chopra is an amazing doctor. I interviewed 3 other plastic surgeons and when I met Dr. Chopra I knew immediately he was the perfect fit for me. I always came to him with a list of questions and he was always patient and prompt, answering all my questions with details and honesty. Dr... READ MORE

48 Yo C Breast Implants After Breast Cancer - Fort Worth, TX

I had a double mastectomy in June 2014. I had a revision after I had necrosis of the skin. I had tissue expanders that were being filled every 2-3 weeks, while I was on chemotherapy. I finished chemotherapy in March 2015. July 2015 I had my tissue expanders removed and my implants put in. I... READ MORE

Nipple-sparing double mastectomy with reconstruction

I can't say enough great things about Dr. Tierney! He is an extremely skilled surgeon and a wonderful person. The first time I met with him (to discuss breast reconstruction following a nipple-sparing double mastectomy) I was impressed by his knowledge and his warm, caring nature. He took the... READ MORE

Diagnosed with DCIS - McLean, VA

Had an abnormal mammogram which led to needle biopsy, excisional biopsy and lumpectomy. Biopsy confirmed DCIS. My surgeon recommends mastectomy and reconstruction. I am very scared... Have not met the plastic surgeon yet. My appointment is on 11/5. I'll get more information then. This came out... READ MORE

Double Breast Reconstruction ( Work of Art) - Oakville, ON

I had a preventive double breast mastectomy in 2014. Once it reach year after my mastectomy, I had a great desire to have breast reconstruction. The reasons were definitely personal, the way clothes fit, limited on the clothing I could wear and most of all when I would look at myself with no... READ MORE

"54 Years Old" Bi-lateral Mastectomy with Tissue Expanders September 24th...SCARY STUFF! - Marietta, GA

I was diagnosed with a Invasive Cell Carcinoma in June after finding a lump in my left breast while on vacation. The past 3 1/2 months have been grueling to say the least. There are so many tests and decisions to make. Before this, I never knew there were so many forms of breast cancer, or so... READ MORE

Feel Good & Looking Beautiful After Breast Cancer # Breast Reconstruction - Coffs Harbour, AU

I got diagnosed with breast Cancer, I was 41 years, I chose to have double mastectomy. After undergoing all my treatment I thought yes I am now cancer free, but i spent a lots of times at home alone most of the days, two years after my treatment I become very depressed and hated my new body. I... READ MORE

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