Breast Reconstruction Revision

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After a mastectomy removes one or both breasts, reconstructive surgery involves a series of procedures to rebuild the breast and reconstruct nipples. Some women choose to have additional procedures months or years later to improve the symmetry of their breasts, fill in areas with fat grafts, or refine their nipples. The Federal Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act stipulates that insurance plans providing mastectomy coverage must provide coverage for surgery done to improve symmetry between a reconstructed breast and the opposite breast (even a revision) and for nipple reconstruction. (To verify your coverage, pre-certify the procedure with your insurance carrier and request a predetermination of benefits.)
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Aftercare was the top variable in this decision, after the surgeons credentials. 24 yrs ago, Original implants placed on top of the muscle, large enough to fill out post-breast feeding tissue along with a lift. After so many years, I'm back to the "tennis ball in a tube sock" look, just bigger!... READ MORE

I just found out the love of my life my husband is been cheating on me and has a porn addiction my life was a breastfeeding mom and a good wife had change terrible after this. Im very unsecured and super sad with my situation. One off my 550cc silicon implants had drop so much after... READ MORE

I am adding this as a separate review because this is my second surgeon since my prophylatic bilateral mastectomy with flap reconstruction done on 7/20/16. I had a revision on 8/12 and then this skin graft on 8/31 after my incisions split open. I also had a wound culture grow serratia that I am... READ MORE

DR.DeSantis is awesome!! He did my revison and I couldn't be happier. My previous surgeon did a terrible job giving me 265cc high profile Natrelle inspira Implants. They were very far apart had no movement to them and were pretty hard. My new implants Dr.DeSantis did areceive softer now at day 5... READ MORE

I had 500 cc saline implants for 16 yrs (second set). I felt that as i age they were looking nore inappropriate and I was wanting to look less like an aging stripper! HA! I was recommended to Dr J by a friend who had 2 friends that had gone to him. I had them reduced but felt they could be... READ MORE

In 2003 I I had bilateral Mastectomies and reconstruction with saline implants. I did not like the saline implants because they had a lot of rippling. In 2008 had saline replaced with silicone with a terrible result. After several years of thinking this was what I was stuck with I did some... READ MORE

I love his work im gonna suggest him to alot ppl !! He is very confident ,calm energy everyone thinks he did a perfect job on my boobs and its still healing so that goes to show the sewing ,stitching is great i will recommend him to all my friends.. and im in the hiphop industry so ppl will... READ MORE

I actually had a DIEP Flap surgery in Sept 2015, 2 weeks ago I had a revision to one breast because the other decided it had a mind of its own and shrink due to radiation treatment I had the year before, so I had the one breast reduced just a little bit, he suck a little fat out of same areas... READ MORE

I was diagnosed with IDC stage 2b at age of 33yo. Eight days later I had a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders place. My original breast surgeon and plastic surgeon did their best at taking out ALL breast tissue and also my nipples. After my chemotherapy was complete, the same plastic... READ MORE

In May 2011, I discovered that my left breast was odd. It looked like it was bruised, and when I would lift my arm , the whole breast would raise up.It was as if there was an implant in there but Not! right breast ok. I go to my FP who sends me for an emergency mammogram. I am sent for an... READ MORE

I had my breast done in Brazil while visiting my family and I went to a terrible experience, I got a infection in one of them and I have to come back here because I was expecting my insurance coverage for it, but everything went sour when my insurance didn't want pay for it and... READ MORE

Dr. Savalia is a brilliant surgeon! I met him for a consultation after breast reconstruction, followed by revision surgery, with another well-respected Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon. I couldn't get past my breasts looking so damaged (I saw breast cancer) and my previous surgeon was... READ MORE

I would like to get the implants removed. Been almost 20yrs and the are lumpy and hard. Would i need a lift? I am 105lb and they just dont match anymore. Plese help dr bauer. My name was Eve Ledbetter in 98. Could you give me a rough cost please, my back, shouders and i cant even sleep on... READ MORE

I was looking for the best plastic surgeon I could find to help me get my body back after the news of my brca1 positive gene test! I went to Portland and nobody made me feel like a member of the family like Dr. Gabriel! He's the sweetest man, who really cares about the whole process of your... READ MORE

As a breast cancer patient, I underwent a left modified radical mastectomy in 1990. In 1993, I had TRAM flap reconstruction of my left breast (with a small saline implant added) and a silicone implant placed in my right breast. Both implants are badly encapsulated and the right one is leaking... READ MORE

I had 19 year old implants that were way past due to be replaced and looking bad!! Got really lucky to find Dr Basile!! He and his staff were flat out stellar. He made me very confident in his abilities and made an otherwise nerve wrenching experience easy!! Don't have a second thought! Dr... READ MORE

Dr Mackinsie was straight forward with his explanation of the procedures needed to correct the malformation I was living with. Not only was it painful, estheticaly displeasing, and costly to find garments which made me feel comfortable in public, it was also a Hugh interference for my sex life... READ MORE

I had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction of expander placement on 6/6/2014 due to breast cancer. 3 months post chemo 3/18/2015. I did my implant exchange surgery with my first plastic surgeon who's mannerism was great. However, I was so unhappy with the results when I woke up... READ MORE

I wanted to feel pretty and feminine again after my double mastectomy. My original implants were nice, but my husband and I wanted to go a bit larger. Also, the smaller ones did not lay right when I would bend forward. I talked to Dr Pacella about this and he suggested a fat transfer to improve... READ MORE

I had a bilateral mastectomy in August of 2013 and immediate reconstruction with tissue expanders, followed by exchange to implants in late December of 2013. Unfortunately for me, Dr. Parson was NOT my original plastic surgeon. As time passed, I found my original plastic surgeon to be very... READ MORE

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