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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"Nipple-Sparing" Double Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction - Boca Raton, FL

I am a 47 yr old wife and mother of 3 boys. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at my annual mammogram (it was found with ultrasound). Based on there being several small spots in the left and suspicious areas on the right it was agreed to do a double mastectomy. Through all the inner turmoil the... READ MORE

Breast Cancer Diagnosis at Age 50, Double Mastectomy and Multi-stage Reconstruction - Coral Gables, FL

I turned 50 in May 2014. I had a routine breast ultrasound in June, which led to an MRI assisted biopsy and a diagnosis of STAGE 1 breast cancer in my right breast by July, 2014. I immediately began researching plastic and reconstructive surgeons. I was referred to Dr. Max Polo by several... READ MORE

Disappointed - Tarrytown, NY

On January 5, 2015 I had my reconstruction surgery in which I was so excited and looking forward to it. Not knowing that the outcome was going to be bad. I am now having to learn to deal with dents on my breasts, nipples not being centered & size is way off. Totally disappointed have not seen Dr... READ MORE

40 Year Old with Breast Cancer Desiring Breast Reconstruction - Newport Beach, CA

From the moment I walked into the office I knew this was a group of medical professionals who truly care about their patients. I am a registered nurse and have worked with numerous physicians and offices. This office is the best. They are always professional and make you feel like you matter.... READ MORE

43 Breast Cancer and Wanted Breasts Back! Bi-lateral Reconstruction - Oakville, CA

After cancer treatment and two mastectomies, Dr Rodger Shortt performed a bi-lateral reconstruction surgery on me. Then over 6 months he gradually expanded me until the final implant surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Rodger Shortt for his work and professionalism. He is a class act focused on... READ MORE

One of the Best Things I Have Ever Done Outside of Having Kids! - Duluth, GA

I have had 6 surgerys with Dr. Davoudi. He is the best in town for sure! I go to a breast cancer support group and I have seen lots of work. I have to tell I look the best! This guy Runs late sometimes but he knows what he is doing. The bottom line is you want the best job.. This guy is the... READ MORE

Bilateral Reconstruction with DIEP and then Silicone Implants - Valencia, CA

Dr.Peter Ashjian is an amazing surgeon located in Glendale, Encino and sometimes Valencia, California. In our first consultation, he put me at ease immediately and made me feel that I would be in good hands. All true! My DIEP surgery lasted 15 hours on Feb 4,2014 because he refused to give up... READ MORE

Happy Breast Reconstruction - Dominican Republic

I'm young, 31 years old, and product breastfeeding my breasts grew a lot and were fallen. This condition had me very discouraged, four years with low self esteem unable to use swimwear or dresses I wanted to use the steep fall and excess skin. I decided it was time for change and after several... READ MORE

Nipple Sparing Double Mastectomy W/ TE's & Reconstruction. Springfield, MA

Dr Johnson is AMAZING (along with Irene & Kristina. I had a Double Nipple Sparing Mastectomy 9/23/14 by Dr Shonholz (PERFECT DR); Allomax & Tissue Expanders placed w/ 60cc's. Cellulitis w/ 7 day hospital stay 10/20; Had 2 fills before TE ruptured. Surgery for implants today (320cc's). LOVE this... READ MORE

Bilateral Tissue Expander / Silicone implant Breast Reconstruction for unilateral cancer

Bilateral mastectomies for unilateral infiltrating carcinoma with immediate tissue expander placement. SEVERE pain and muscle spasms started immediately post op and were unrelieved with pain meds +/or muscle relaxants. Plastic surgeon was very aggressive in pushing forward towards swap out but I... READ MORE

Gummy Bear Study Participant. Vancouver, WA

It took me 5 years to decide what, if anything, I was going to have done after having a bilateral mastectomy in 2007. I finally decided to participate in a study looking at the latest version of the gummy bear breast implants. I have been completely satisfied with the results. I am finally... READ MORE

Upcoming Mastectomy with Reconstruction - Conyers, GA

I will be having a reconstruction after mastectomy. Today I went to a different PS and she suggested that I do a two step reconstruction...tissue expanders, then silicone implants. I originally wanted saline but the doctor recommended the other. I didn't qualify for the DIEP or TRAM flap due to... READ MORE

Surgery of a Lifetime!!! - Scottsdale, AZ

After many years of stressing about the right doctor I am so thankful that I crossed paths with Dr. Repta. I had an unusual problem called congenital symmastia. Basically I had no cleavage and was so uncomfortable in low cut tops or bikinis. I had surgery in high school with a different doctor... READ MORE

33 Year Old BRCA+1 Patient / Mastectomy with Recon - Dallas, TX

I am a BRCA 1+ patient who opted for a prophylactic double mastectomy with reconstruction last year. I chose to put my care in the hands of Dr. Meade and I am so glad I did. He made a couple of scary surgeries look like nothing. He worked side by side with my breast surgeon and made me look... READ MORE

34 Year Old, Mother of 3, Breast Cancer Survivor with Perfect Boobs - Chicago, IL

I'm 34, a wife, a mother of 3 kids and a breast cancer survivor with breast of a 20 year old ???? I was a little apprehensive about the outcome of breast reconstruction after my bilateral mastectomy but after meeting this brilliant and welcoming surgeon, my concerns and mind were put to ease. Dr... READ MORE

Cancer Free - Midland, TX

I found out I had breast Cancer in Janaury 2014. After much prayer I felt that my healing would be through a double mastectomy. Dr. Teotia was 100% truthful and 100% thorough with every sept that my Journey would entail.. With our finial decision as a family Dr. Teotia supported me in every way... READ MORE

44 Yo BRCA1+ Prophylactic Double Mastectomy with Reconstructive Surgery - Melbourne, AU

I am 44 years of age and just after my 39th birthday I was diagnosed with breast cancer (grade 3). Had a lumpectomy and axillary clearance, following by 6 months of chemo and then radio. Was then tested for the BRCA gene and came up BRCA1 positive. My breast surgeon, Caroline Baker (who, by the... READ MORE

DC/Silicone Implants Exploded in Car Wreck. Implant1989. Explantation/Lift2015. 1-1/2 Lbs Removed from Lbreast - Tucson, AZ

Total reconstruction bilateral. you can PM me for more info. my horrible journey is prob not yours. i will be happy to help you thru yours! the photo is an explantation, both implants exploded after a car wreck, and 6 months later, silicone sucked out, they cannot get it all. a breast lift with... READ MORE

36 Year Old Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. - Cleveland, OH

I had no motivation when it came to this surgery. I was diagnose with breast cancer and I had to get reconstruction of the breast and implants. I was so scared and didn't know what to expect. Dr. Leedy explained to me what was going to happen and that I will be fine in the long run. He was VERY... READ MORE

52 Year Old Professional Personal Fitness Trainer - Honolulu, HI

Due to my life as a Personal Fitness Trainer, my pectoral muscles pushed and displaced my under the muscle 20 year old saline implants from in front of my chest to out under my arm pits :-( After consulting with 3 other Plastic Surgeons both on island and the mainland, I was so happy to... READ MORE

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