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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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

Big Breasts - Small Reconstruction. St. Petersburg, FL

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

59 yr old Bilateral Mastectomies with Immediate Reconstruction - Atlanta, GA

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

Breast Cancer Double Mastectomy - Fort Worth, TX

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

52 Breast Cancer- Mastecotmy, Reconstruction W/ Natrelle 410 MX445 Exchanged to MX550 (Gummy Bear) SO HAPPY! Vancouver, WA

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

37 Years Old 3 Kids and Breast Cancer Survivor - El Paso, TX

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

On Top of the World. Melbourne AU

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

Reconstruction After DCIS. Arlington, VA

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

Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomies. Atlanta, GA

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

Breast Cancer Survivor, 49 Years Old, Had Unilateral Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction - Ypsilanti, MI

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

47 Year Old. New York, NY

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

51 Reconstruction. Worcester, MA

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

32 Year Old Facing Breast Cancer - Boulder, CO

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

Breast Cancer Survivor. Toronto, ON

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer for which the protocol consisted of lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. I had preferred to avoid radiation and asked my surgical oncologist if I could, instead, undergo a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction. He... READ MORE

Post-mastectomy Breast Reconstruction - Arlington, VA

In September 2011, I was diagnosed with Ductile Carcinoma in Situ of my right breast. Naturally, being diagnosed with any type of breast cancer is very scary, to say the least. I met Dr. Bedri before the mastectomy, as he would perform the reconstruction. It was such a relief, during this... READ MORE

Diep Flap Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts - Boston, MA

The Diep Flap surgery with Dr. Sam Lin at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston is one of the best things I have ever done in my life. Unfortunately, initially, after the mastectomy on my left breast, I chose to have an implant put in. I did not get the Diep Flap surgery because I was scared to death... READ MORE

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