Damage + Breast Reconstruction Q&A
2 months post double mastectomy-undergoing expansion-prepping for implant exchange. 3 weeks ago expander pushed through muscle (still under the... READ MORE
I had many Chiro adjustments about 1 year after my breast reconstruction. I was wondering if the could cause the implants to be damaged? The... READ MORE
I had breast cancer on the right breast and had it removed (lump ) then lots of radiation which caused the inplant to leak. So they removed the... READ MORE
Hi, my plastic surgeon (in Australia) said it's now safe to leave tissue expanders in instead of having the second operation to replace them with... READ MORE
I had stopped smoking 2 weeks before stage 1diep surgery and 4 months after but had a relap and smoked for 2 weeks and quit again 2 weeks before 2nd... READ MORE
I have had silicone breast implants behind the muscle, when lifting anything heavy it feels like my boobs are going to burst out of my chest - so... READ MORE
My dr. Is telling me that there is is a deadline of 6 months to take them out. Can the the expanders stay in over 6-9months?
I have Breast tissue expanders. I am going through chemo and radiation.i am aware of the radiation damage. READ MORE
I had a mastectomy 11 years ago. I was told by a plastic surgeon that my only option is a Latisimus (sp?) flap reconstruction as my skin is very... READ MORE
I am having bilateral mastectomies due to cancer and my doctor says I will loose 40% of function/strength in my pecs. READ MORE
Concern about the Effects of Radiation on existing free flap reconstruction after removal of a recurrence in skin.
My concern is the results of RT on the reconstruction and what my options will be to repair the “damage”. There is no “known” cancer in my breast ... READ MORE
I have just completed chemo for breast cancer and will now be having 17 radiation treatments. I currently have implants. Advice?
One of my implants is deformed from radiation that I had a year ago from another bout with breast cancer. Ihave heard there is a limited window that... READ MORE
I got my expander put in about a month ago and since then I have had some pain around the port and when I put my hand where it is to feel, I can... READ MORE
I have continued nerve pain in my left chest. It's so tight and I continue to be in pain every day - 19 months after
Surgery for left breast nerve pain. I'min pain every day and no doctor can help me. I had a radio frequency ablation and it helped but continue to be... READ MORE
Large gaping wound on right breast. Saw er doc 10 days later sending me to a surgeon ASAP. What should I expect?
Wound is about 5-6 inches long and 2 inches deep so gaping it is about 4 inches wide. I did hit a blood vessel . Since the time and the damage of the... READ MORE
Has anyone had their artery damaged during a follow-up surgery to make breasts symmetrical? Mine was nicked today and terminated
This was from a diep surgery. READ MORE
Hi about a year ago I had double masectomy with lymph nodes taken as well my arm still feels numb and aches I have just started work as a cleaner and... READ MORE