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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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

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

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

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

I'm 25 and made the huge but right decision in going forth with having a mastectomy and reconstruction. My mom had Breast Cancer twice and later found out she was BRCA1+. Then I later got tested at the age of 22 and was also BRCA1+. Though I'm young and was a hard decision, I would do it all... READ MORE

I could go on for the next hour about dr Alex , but I'll spare you all and make it short and sweet. He catered to my every need and more , he was patient , understanding, humble , he honestly wouldn't let me leave until I am happy and the girls , the girls have looks and personality on him ,... READ MORE

Do not go to Dr Criswell. Horrible results, scaring, and several complications. When I was having lots of problems she would not call me or get me In to see her for over a week. I've had 2nd and 3rd opinions from other plastic surgeons that were shocked at her results. Having to have her work fixed. READ MORE

Cancer sucks, but I'm very lucky and had a great team help me KILL it! I had a double mastectomy 11/19/14 & was off work 6 weeks. I remember it like it was a vacation (hubs waited on me, peeps visited and brought food, I slept TONS, wasn't allowed to clean, etc.) I don't even remember pain,... READ MORE

I am now 6 years out from my breast cancer with reconstruction. I elected to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. I have never regret having this done and have always been very happy with my results. Dr. Tierney was and still a wonderful doctor and very good at what he does. I would... READ MORE

I've lurked on the site but this is my first time posting about myself. Here goes....I guess my journey began back in 2002 when I was originally diagnosed with BC. I went through a radical lumpectomy, 4 rounds of AC (Adriamycin Cytosin) and 6 weeks of radiation. I was diagnosed as an early... READ MORE

On July 8th of this year I had a breast reconstruction with THE best doctor ever. I had a difference in size on my breasts one was a size D and the other was a DD, I spent my whole teen years struggling finding the right bathing suits and the right clothing that didn't show the difference.... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction My second stage II breast reconstruction for dcis grade 3 b/c, is good to go with talented, (board certification+experience) soft spoken, ( concerned +focused )micro-surgeon Dr Gupta. He will complete a reduction and lift on both breast. Finding that trust we placed... READ MORE

After cancer robs you of many things including your breast, reconstruction is a way of feeling whole again. I had two-stage reconstruction. At the time of my mastectomy I had tissue expanders inserted. After weekly "fills" of saline water I am now at my chosen size and I am awaiting implants in... READ MORE

After going thru a nightmare for a year with another surgeon (not associated with Dr. Harper or Charlotte Plastic Surgery) Dr. Harper came to the rescue. He spent 4 hours making my breast perfect! He has the best bed side manner and is so polite. Doctor of The Year Award would be pretty close!!... READ MORE

In December 2014, I was diagnosed with two types of breast tumors that could ultimately kill me. I was working with a breast surgeon in my area to plan out the steps of recovery. It has been a very physical and emotional road, but I am gratefully on the other end. Within the last 9 months, I... READ MORE

My doctor found some small lumps in my right breast during a routine pap. After a mammogram and an ultrasound I was scheduled for a biopsy. After biopsy I was diagnosed with DCIS in the right breast. I opted for a double mastectomy because cancer runs in my family. I've seen and heard about... READ MORE

Happy that I did it and the result are coming along just beautiful, breast implant on both sides due to cancer and tummy tuck done latter a few months ago. I had a great team of doctors in San Diego. insurance paid for most of the cost and could not have done it on my own with the support of... READ MORE

Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 34 years old can be overwhelming. I was ex with a very aggressive high grade DCIS in my left breast on 08/28/14. I decided to undergoe double mastectomy with TE reconstruction on 10/21/14. I hope to be able to support and encourage anyone with the same fears... READ MORE

U decide. I am in so much pain all the time. I can't sleep on them, I can't lay on them. They hurt when I swim they hurt when I try to work out they hurt when I do housecleaning. They are constantly on my mind and I am constantly trying to hide them. It is so embarrassing. I look like a freak. I... READ MORE

Hello Ladies! Ever since I started my reconstruction process, I tried finding pictures of large women out there who have been through this same experience, in order to get a better understanding of the implant options. I could find some posts but not a lot of pictures so, here I am sharing my... READ MORE

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