Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Comparison + Breast Reconstruction
What is the difference between the free TRAM flap surgery and the pedicled TRAM flap surgery for breast reconstruction? READ MORE
I am a 36 yo thin, healthy, small breasted, BRCA1+ woman. I am planning a prophylactic nipple sparing double mastectomy. Because I am healthy, my... READ MORE
I have breast cancer, and will undergo mastectomy, but my insurance will not approve the use of Alloderm for the reconstruction because they say its... READ MORE
I am considering a revision from smooth round silicone implants following bilateral mastectomies to the Sientra shaped implants. Which base shape is... READ MORE
I have been dx'd with IDC and will be having a bilateral masectomy in March with reconstruction. I love the idea of BRAVA as a more... READ MORE
Had a lumpectomy on my right breast . Should radiation be done prior to reconstruction or after.? READ MORE
How Will Past Radiation and the Number of Cc's Injected in TE Affect the Decision for the Size of Permanent Implants?
My tissue expanders are now at 450 cc's (radiated 18 yrs. ago) and 550 cc's on the non-radiated side. This is my 2nd occurrence of early breast cancer... READ MORE
What are the pros and cons of sub pectoral vs. sub dermal implant placement immediately following a bi-lateral mastectomy?
I'm 45 and I've been diagnosed with Stage I breast, ER and PR positive, HER2 negative, BRAC 1& 2 negative, left breast. I've decided to undergo a... READ MORE
I have to have a mastectomy followed by 5 1/2 weeks of radiation. The doctor is recommending the DIEP. I saw the Brava and am wondering if that might... READ MORE
I'm having delayed breast reconstruction. One Doc uses drains afterwards and the other does not. Which method is best?
I would think having drains placed after surgery would help prevent a seroma? Am I wrong? Does it matter if you have drains placed after surgery or... READ MORE
I've calmed down on the cohesive gel implant safety and may consider one for my single breast revision. I'm wondering which set of patients have... READ MORE
It seems that there is a recent shift in the United States to doing more over-the-muscle breast reconstructions. For doctors who have done a high... READ MORE
I have breast implants after a bilateral mastectomy. Should I go for high profile or moderate during revision?
I have breast implants after a complete mastectomy i have 600ccs in one and 650 in the other and they are not symetrical and the are moving under my... READ MORE
BMX 2 years ago.No rads. I'm having delayed reconstruction. I've got anatomical 500cc expanders in at present. I'm wondering what implants would be... READ MORE
My GS and PS advice me to do bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction with implant even other doctor. But im afraid of the outcome of implants since it... READ MORE
I have thin skin since my double mastectomy in 2012. I had a pretty through double mastectomy due to cancer. I did not need chemo or radiation. I now... READ MORE
I had breast cancer in my left breast in 1998 and the treatment was a lumpectomy and radiation. I currently have a saline implant and will be having... READ MORE
My reconstruction surgery is next week. Which implants are better for such a surgery, silicone or saline?
I'm 5 4' 130lbs , 43 yrs old, 3 kids. I'm active, workout 4-5/wk weights/ boot camp. Had nipple delay 2weeks ago. Thankyou READ MORE
Removal of damaged tissue...no vessals...node transfers interrupted...inflamation...injury...all risky whats different or tpes of test are needed as a... READ MORE