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How to Repair Muscle Damage Due to Expander Extrusion Post Double Mastectomy?

2 months post double mastectomy-undergoing expansion-prepping for implant exchange. 3 weeks ago expander pushed through muscle (still under the... READ MORE

Could Chiropractic Work Have Damaged Implants For Breast Reconstruction?

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 Reduction on a Breast That Had Radiation, wont Heal, drains & Smells Bad?

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

Leaving tissue expanders in after double mastectomy. Is this normal?

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

How long does it take before you notice damage done from smoking after DIEP surgery?

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

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

Can I lift weights?

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

Reconstruction of my chest wall, above breast area. Is there any way to fill in the gap?

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

Are there implant techniques that are less damaging to the muscle?

I am having bilateral mastectomies due to cancer and my doctor says I will loose 40% of function/strength in my pecs. 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

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

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