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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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

41 Years Old, BRCA2, Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomies + Prosthetic Reconstruction - South Africa, ZA

I am aged 41 with a strong history of family breast cancer and tested positively for the BRCA2 gene mutation. 3 years ago I underwent a preventative mastectomy with delayed breast reconstruction and tissue expander with another doctor. The result was very poor and the tear drop shaped implants... 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

49yr Old, 2 Grown Kids, 5'3" 126lbs, ILC Cancer - Really??? - St. Louis, MO

So, to start with, I was diagnosed with ILC breast cancer in my left breast on November 2nd. I had my annual mammogram performed a few weeks prior and the radiologist saw something a bit different from my last exam. We did an ultrasound which showed nothing conclusive so an aspiration or... READ MORE

Bi-lateral Mastectomy w/ Immediate Reconstruction, Vancouver, WA

July 2013 I underwent a bi-lateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction starting with expanders. Multiple surgeries followed but I am very happy with the final results. If any of you are facing this and you have questions, I don't mind sharing my experience at all, it's a difficult road... READ MORE

Unexpected Benefit - Toledo, OH

Unexpected consequences. I apologize if this is TMI, but I'm over the moon and had to share. My decision to have my second breast removed and reconstructed was made to prevent future breast cancer, but also for cosmetic reasons....so I could be symmetrical. A reconstructed one never changes, the... READ MORE

SGAP reconstruction-surgery in New Orleans, LA

I was diagnosed with two different cancers in my right breast Feb 5,2015. After second opinions with surgeons and 2 ps, I have decided to have both breasts removed with delayed reconstruction. Since I had a tummy tuck previously, that type of reconstruction was off the table for me. It is my... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction After Cancer with Implants. Charlotte, NC

I was diagnosed with cancer in March of 2013. I considered either having no reconstruction or reconstruction with implants. I chose two-stage reconstruction with implants. My timeline: May 2013 – Bilateral skin sparing mastectomy and tissue expander insertion. I work in an office and t... READ MORE

Mastectomy Reconstruction with Previous Implants - Destin, FL

Dr. Burden was my breast augmentation surgeon 6 years ago and did a beautiful job. Then 3 years ago I found out I had breast cancer. After the mastectomy (only one side) I did not go back to him for reconstruction because he did not take my insurance. Big mistake! I had 3 reconstructive... READ MORE

Awesome Oncoplastic Surgery - McLean, VA

Petty cosmetic question. I have pics of me before diagnosis and I look MUCH better. Chemo & rads left me with a droopy eye, bad facial texture, sunken eyes, blotchy skin, wrinkles, etc. I look like I aged 10 years. Did this happen to anyone else? I am trying to figure out if I want anything done... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction and Mini Tummy Tuck - Orange, CA

Dr. Zelken was my surgeon for breast reconstruction and a mini-abdominoplasty immediately following a skin and nipple sparing mastectomy and lymph node dissection, performed by Dr. John West. I am so happy with my decision to have a preventative mastectomy, with the results of my surgeries, and... READ MORE

Breast Cancer - Reconstructive Surgery - Washington, D.C.

I had a bilateral mastectomy as a patient of the Georgetown Lombardi Breast Center. I chose Georgetown and the Breast Center, after much research. Dr. Shawna Willey was the Breast Surgeon and Dr. Maurice Nahabedian was the Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon who made up my breast surgery "team," as... READ MORE

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