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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35 Yr Old Bilateral Mastectomy W/ Tissue Expander Reconstruction, Recent Exchange - Orlando, FL

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

42 Years Old Bilateral Mastectomy Reconstruction. Dallas, TX

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

Implant Reconstruction in Large Framed Woman - Orange, CA

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

Cold Cap Therapy- Penguin Cold Caps

My motivation was to see if cold caps work and to be in control of something- keeping my hair during a time where I'm going to feel sick, months and months of chemo, surgery, losing a part of my body, having radiation, and possibly going in to early menopause. My motivation was not to have... READ MORE

**I Love my New Life** - Yorba Linda, CA

Dr.Kelishadi is irreplaceable. 3 months post op second reconstruction post breast cancer / mastectomy . One visit and he worked a miracle . I don't cry anymore when I see my scars . I look in the mirror and love who he made me ....whole again. The best there is , and a human being like no other... READ MORE

MOMMY MAKEOVER - San Diego, CA. (Del Mar)

I have suffered Symastia (uni~boob) for the majority of my adult life it is very Complex to repair and finding a doctor who is familiar with repairing it is not easy. I found Dr. Paul Chasan from a google search of Symastia I actually jumped for joy when I first found a name for my condition,... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction/Mommy Make-Over - Redlands, CA

At first, after just having weathered a mastectomy, chemo, rads, etc. I felt like this portion of treatment was frivolous, and I was just grateful.I was alive... plus I was tired of doctors offices. I knew I would regret it if I didnt do reconstruction, so I went to a consultation. Dr Miles'... READ MORE

57 Year Old Prophylactic Bi-lateral Mastectomy with Immediate Expander Reconstruction. Tampa, FL

After a family history and years of biopsies, tumor removals and scares put my life into the hands of Dr. Hechtman and plastic surgeon, Dr Dana Coberly. Could not have asked or found a better team of physicians. I feel as if the nightmares are over and Dr. Co rely has restored self confidence I... READ MORE

Prophylactic Double Mastectomy with Diep Flap Reconstruction - Wesley Chapel, FL

I am so beyond pleased with my whole experience with Dr Ambay and his staff. I am a 25 yo brca neg and breast cancer free patient. I would not have trusted my health or body with anyone else. I knew once I met him that he was the perfect doctor for me. He talked to me honestly, money is not his... READ MORE

Mother of Two Who Breastfeed It . - Mexico

Hallo my girls this time I'll like to witte a review about my breast areola reduction . The process was complete with local anesthesia . (Means I was awake the whole surgery) Over all I can say it was fairy scary when I first saw those needles going through my neple but nothing a mother... READ MORE

Cancer Patient-Breast Reconstruction - San Antonio, TX

I did my research because I wanted someone who I could trust to do a good job. Dr Peter Fisher actually did an excellent job. There was a little asymmetry after my first operation, which can be expected, but the doc alleviated any concerns I had and corrected the asymmetry. He was kind and... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction, Scar Tissue Removal with Fat Graphing - Whittier, CA

This is my third surgery with Dr. Schwartz. Every single time I have recovered with minimal pain and discomfort. My scars healed up really well. My breast look so perky and full now. He has done an amazing job on me and have recommended him to anyone seeking any type of plastic surgery. He makes... READ MORE

47-year Old Breast Cancer Survivor - Reconstruction, Nipple-grafting & Gummy Bear Implants - Vancouver, WA

I had a double-mastectomy after chemo for breast cancer. I was terrified of having surgery when I had my first consultation with Dr. Gabriel in May. He and his staff were very confident and reassuring. Since my surgery in June, I've come to look forward to my visits to Dr. Gabriel's office. ... READ MORE

58 Year Old Right DIEP Breast Reconstruction Following Breast Cancer. Sydney, AU

After having a right mastectomy on 5th July, 2013 resulting from a multi focal lobular cancer diagnosis I wanted to regain my body symmetry. After speaking with my breast surgeon about having a DIEP Breast Reconstruction , Dr Sharon Lara, she recommended Dr Fred Clarke for the procedure. On... READ MORE

41, 1 Kid ,mastectomy Sept2012 in Left Breast and in Right Breast Jan '14 with the Expan Implants - Laval, QC

It's been 1 week 3 days since i done surgery, oufff and outchhh !!! all been and doing great at this moment but i was sufforing 8/10 about 4 days after the surgery... the surgery was preventive mastectomy on right breast since left was my cancer one, and they put expander in both under the... READ MORE

Post Bilateral Mastectomy Implants Replaced with Fat Only - Key Biscayne, FL

My double mastectomy, expander process and implant placement was a complete mess. I endured 4 surgeries, thousands of dollars out of pocket, a life threatening MRSA inflection and 10 months out of work only to end up with the inability to move either arm normally, constant pain, and a cosmetic... READ MORE

26 Years Old 3kids, Husband Wanted Me to Get Bigger Boobs. Miami, FL

After having 3 kids my Boob's were really sagging and my areolas were big. So before sugery i was a 36c and my goal and my husband was 36dd i had been searching for doctors for a year, inclusive i wanted to go to DR to get my surgery done over there since its a little more cheaper, but after... READ MORE

Delayed Breast Reconstruction Following Bilateral Mastectomy and Chemotherapy. - Charlotte, NC

I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer after finding a 1.2 cm lump in my right breast. I had a double mastectomy on December 11, 2014 and started chemotherapy on January 8, 2015. Happy Holidays to me - lol. My plan was to be "flat and fabulous" and forgo any type of breast... READ MORE

43 Yr. Old Bilateral Masectomy with Immediate Tissue Expanders - Fort Worth, TX

Diagnosed with breast cancer in May and knew immediately bilateral masectomy with immediate reconstruction was the best choice for me. Dr. Steele and his staff have been amazing throughout this crazy and confusing journey from the very beginning. His bedside manner instills confidence during a... READ MORE

57 Year Old, 2 Years Breast Free Following Mastectomy Gets Life Back with Reconstruction! Melbourne, AU

Following a rather complex bi-lateral mastectomy with extensive scarring and not being given the option of reconstruction, I plunged into a deep depression. My feelings of self image, worth, femininity were at an all time low, I felt I looked like a monster, not a woman at all, I stopped going... READ MORE

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