Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Double Mastectomy + Breast Reconstruction
How Long Should You Wear a Bandage over Your Breast Following Exchange Surgery, Tissue Expanders for Silicone Implants?
I had a double mastectomy about 5 1/2 months ago with immediate reconstruction. Almost two months ago, silicone implants replaced my tissue expanders.... READ MORE
Can Breast implants 4 years after DIEP flap reconstruction help fill out upper pole? (Had fat injections and it all absorbed)
I had prophylactic, skin/nipple sparing double mastectomy with sailin implants in 2006. Complications and infections followed. right implant removed... READ MORE
I'm 5'7" and I Weigh 180 Lbs. I Had a D Cup Before my Double Mastectomy. How Many Cc's Will I Need to Be That Size?
I have tissue expanders in now. I'd like to be as close to my natural size as possible. READ MORE
Can fat grafting to breasts after double mastectomy promote the regrowth of residual breast tissue and breast cancer?
I have heard that (the stem cells from?) fat grafting to breasts (that have had double mastectomies) can actually promote the re-growth of any residue... READ MORE
Drinking tons of water, deep breathing exercises, walking easily around the pool and taking concentrated Vitamin C. Is there anything else I can do to... READ MORE
Some white meat in areola. I am almost 2 weeks post-op. Had a double mastectomy with free nipple grafts. Mostly pink skin and not healed yet. Both... READ MORE
Double Mastectomy. Is Having the Skin and Nipple Sparing Mastectomy the Best Way to Achieve the Most Natural Looking Breast?
I am having a tough time with the expanders...Ive tried OTC meds, physio etc. I feel extremely tight and uncomfortable. I have expanders in after a... READ MORE
My expanders looked odd when naked but good with clothes on.i wanted that same fullness and size, but more natural looking. Dr put in anatomical... READ MORE
I had a double mastectomy in Jan 2012, with expanders. I had the reconstruction surgery in March. I noticed months later around August that the left... READ MORE
Nipple reconstruction/fat grafting after double mastectomy, and implant reconstruction. Is it painful?
How long is this surgery? What kind of anesthesia is used when both procedures are done at the same time? Is the recovery painful? Lengthy? Thank you. READ MORE
Success rate of fat grafting to correct capsular contracture after Breast Reconstruction? Is this a bad boob job? (photo)
I had breast cancer, a double mastectomy, chemo, and radiation on my right breast. This July I had 800 cc silicone implants. Now, only a month later,... READ MORE
Is Sharp Under-breast Pain (Especially in Evenings) Normal 4 Weeks After Double Mastectomy and Expanders Put In?
It feels like I have a metal wire cutting into my ribcage under both breasts. I have been experiencing this pain since the expanders were inserted. I... READ MORE
I tested positive for the BRCA2 gene. I currently have implants and I would like to have a double masectomy. Since my muscle is already stretched... READ MORE
Im a 36E/F and would like to stay close to my same size. Im 32 and used to having large breasts as well as getting properly sized and fitted.I don't... READ MORE
I had double mastectomies with immediate reconstruction,strattice and silicon implants 10 weeks ago.5weeks after my op the skin flaps on my right... READ MORE
I had delayed Breast Reconstruction surgery 7 weeks ago. I'm 5 foot 7 and 145 pounds. So far I have 500 cc's in my TE's. I would like to get to a... READ MORE
My Mother's sister has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her cousin died of breast cancer under 50 and my grandmother had ovarian cancer. With... READ MORE
I have a strong family gene of breast cancer. Im probably going to have a double mastectomy before I get the cancer. I would like to have everything... READ MORE
I had a prophylatic nipple sparring double mastectomy about 3 months ago. My plastic surgeon.PT and PCP are perplexed. All 3 professionals have no... READ MORE