Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Bulge + Breast Reconstruction
I am 11 mos. post DIEP and 4 wks post stage 2 (a little lipo done on abdomen) and have had a random cramp on lower rt side for last 9 mos. and slight... READ MORE
I had a delayed diep flap procedure for left breast reconstructive surgery 2 months ago. The abdominal scar is about a half inch above my pubic hair... READ MORE
This bulge is making me upset as I expected to have a flat belly after diep flap. At my 6 week postop the surgeon said it's swelling. Now I am 3... READ MORE
Abdominal bulge 5 weeks post reconstruction (diep flap on 1 dise, m/s free tram on the other. Bulge enlarges as day goes on
I am 5.5 weeks post diep flap (prophylactic for BRCA). M/S free tram had to be done on 1 side; diep flap done on the other side. When I wake up in the... READ MORE
I had DIEP Flap in 2015 and have developed a noticeable bulge in my lower left abdomen. It is not painful but is very uncomfortable and has... READ MORE
I had bilat. prophylactic mastectomy nearly 3 weeks ago. On one said PS did m/s free tram. On the other side he was able to do DIEP. I have a slight... READ MORE
I had DIEP flap reconstruction, now with bulge called eventration? Is this a fancy word for bulge? Will insurance cover repair?
I have a bulge s/p diep flap. I will see another PS who has an interest in abd. repair. He was nice enough to email me back and said he sometimes sees... READ MORE
If there has been denervation of the nerve during during diep flap, resulting in a bulge, can this bulge be repaired post op?
Bilat. proph. mastectomy 12 weeks post op. M/s free tram reonstruction done on left side, diep flap on rt. side. Inlay mesh used on free tram side and... READ MORE
5 mos post DIEP flap on rt side. M/S free tram on left (inlay mesh used on lt side). Now with bulge rt side. Can mesh fix issue?
The pic with larger bulge is the diep flap side. The smaller bulge is fine and they put mesh there. No complaints with left side. Rt side is much... READ MORE
I have had a CT and not a hernia but they did not scar tissue from prior surgeries. Lymphdema massage and compression is not solving the problem and... READ MORE
My breasts have dropped down and off to the sides a bit as they are settling leaving a lot of empty space between my breasts. They look unnatural to... READ MORE
Best option for correction of lopsided abdominal bulge after DIEP flap caused by weakening of fascia? (Photos)
I am attaching pictures to go along with a previous question about surgical correction of abdominal bulge after DIEP Flap. Pictures are not very clear... READ MORE
Can seroma cause abdominal bulge and tightness. How much fluid is in a seroma that is 110 mm by 67 mm
It's now been 18 months, I've seen 3 doctors who assumed it was a weakened fascia. Finally, a doctor order a CT scan. The results show a "disc like... READ MORE
10 days post bmx with immediate direct to implant. I have considerable asymmetry - is this normal? (photos)
I had cancer in both breasts, but had axillary node clearance on the right. The right implant sits higher than the left, and has a concave shape... READ MORE