Age 65-74 + Breast Reconstruction Q&A

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Will Medicare Cover Reconstruction After Mastectomy Even if You Are over 70 Years Old?

For patients over 70 years of age who have a mastectomy, will Medicare cover reconstructive surgery at an older age? READ MORE

Should I have breast reconstruction at my age, after mastectomy? I'm 65 years old

I am a 65 year old woman with moderate sized breasts. I am having a mastectomy on right breast due to DCIS, Stage 0. I am considering breast... READ MORE

I Am 68 Had a Mastectomy 6/2008 Reconstruction 5/2009 Developed Pseudomonas Had Implant Removed 12/2009. Should I Try Again?

I Am 68 Had a Mastectomy 6/2008 Reconstruction 5/2009 Developed Pseudomonas Had Implant Removed 12/2009.  Should I Try Again? READ MORE

I had a Mastectomy with silicone implant. Incision hasn't closed & continues to drain 8 weeks post op. What should be done?

I am 65years old, completed chemo 12 weeks ago and had a complete response,no other health plastic surgeon feels I was not having enough... READ MORE

Breast cancer and reconstruction. Is this the best that can be done? (Photo)

After my reconstruction surgery which included an infection. Last operation 3/12/2014. I am so upset how I look. Dr said I need liposuction in... READ MORE

I have an indentation on top of my right breast after having reconstruction done. Can this be fixed?

I had left modified radical mastectomy & right simple mastectomy done 9/24/2014. My implants were placed in front of the muscle. I am 68y/o. I also... READ MORE

Had mastectomy with implant.Implant removed -never closed completely.Will have radiation.What options remain for reconstruction?

After 9 weeks,implant was removed. Radiation will be to breast and lymph nodes.not sure that I want to undergo DIEP flap due to age(65). Not... READ MORE

I have been having a lot of trouble with expander. Any suggestions?

Bilateral mastectomy on August 15th. Expanders placed in muscle. My right side is tightened up to where it looks like my breast is trying to grow on... READ MORE

What recommend for pulling, axillary pain both sides since 2/2014; grabbing, squeezing pain left implant began 2/2015?

Age 68, double mastectomy 2012 with 600cc implants 2013. 3 types of pain, 2013, localized discomfort in axillary area of right implant, 2014 pulling... READ MORE

Age 65, female in good health 5 ft 2 and weigh 185. I want my breasts to be the same size, what are my options? (Photos)

I got 775cc implants on both sides. I am about four months since surgery. I didn't have chemo or radiation. I had nipple sparing on left breast. I... READ MORE

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