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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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

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

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