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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BILATERAL MASTECTOMY with SKIN SPARRING RECONSTRUCTION - Dec 1, 2014 Hello all - I am 53 yr old mom, overweight with VERY LARGE BREASTS. During a routine breast ultrasound, found breast cancer STAGE 1 in left breast. Immediately decided to get bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. ... READ MORE

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2014 I was stunned. I am from a small town in South Georgia and I knew I didn't have many options. Fortunately my daughter lived in Atlanta and worked in a major hospital. She made a few calls and set me up to see a breast surgeon and... READ MORE

Diagnosed with ductal & inflammatory breast cancer April 19th 2015. Had 7 rounds of Chemotherapy (Carboplatin, Taxotere, Herceptin & Perjeta. Finished chemotherapy on 9/2/2015. Surgery scheduled 10/8/2015. Double mastectomy. Still in the works of healing. I will have reconstruction in... READ MORE

My journey started just after my 51st birthday. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma- stage 2. Within 3 weeks I was having a double mastectomy. I wasn't too scared as my friend had the same surgeons and loved them. Dr. Gabriel and Dr. Storm-Dickerson. I felt very comfortable with them... READ MORE

I had a double mastectomy with temp expanders for 6 months followed by breast reconstruction and a tummy tuck. I had been wanting to do a tummy tuck for the last 10 years. I love the results of both procedures breast reconstruction and tummy tuck:) Dr.Agullo is one of the few Doctor's in El... READ MORE

With a long history of breast cancer in my family, and a lumpectomy discovering a DCIS in my breast. I had no doubt that they had to go!! i had had lost of fun with them but time was up for these ticking time bombs... within 18 months of my DCIS discovery, i underwent surgery to have a double... READ MORE

After a shocking news of DCIS diagnosis, I was referred to consult with Dr. Bedri who works together with my breast surgeon Dr. Molly Sebastian, both nominated as best doctor of the year on Washingtonian Magazine. Both doctors are extremely professional, which made a stressful health issue so... READ MORE

I never thought I would have a long term relationship with a plastic surgeon,but five years ago I started a journey to try to improve my appearance due to the loss of a breast due to cancer. I chose Dr. Mark Deutch of Perimeter Plastic to preform a single reconstruction that turned into a double... READ MORE

Dr. Daniel Sherick is a wonderful surgeon He is without a doubt a very talented surgeon. But beyond that, Dr. Sherick and his staff go above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. I had breast reconstruction after mastectomy due to cancer. Dr. Sherick has been kind and comforting. He helped me... READ MORE

Highly recommend for breast reconstruction. Dr. Keegan and his staff excel at making the patient comfortable. Thorough in every way! Excellent experience during a difficult time. Bilateral Mastectomy with Reconstruction Surgery, Implant Surgery. Whenever I had a worry or concern during chemo I... READ MORE

My expectations was to come out of the surgery looking normal, whole and feeling healthier. Dr. Castle's work far exceeded my expectations. He is a sweetheart. The procedure, explanation, and went extremely smooth. The results ended up being flawless, and I was kept comfortable from... READ MORE

At 32 years old let alone ever in my life would I have imagined I would be diagnosed with breast cancer. After diagnosis you are faced with many big decision and it's a mad rush to find the doctors that feel right for you. After calling around and discovering that most plastic surgeons do... READ MORE

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