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Medium Plus Profile or High Profile Implants for Breast Reconstruction?

I am planning to go under an exchange surgery from expander to implants. I am 5'1", 105lbs., whose chest width (arm pit to arm pit) is 12 inches. In... READ MORE

Will Insurance Cover Implant Exchange under Cancer Mastectomy Reconstruction? Is Procedure Realistic?

I Had Dbl Mastectomy W/ Reconstruction (Saline Implants). My Left Breast Has Always Had a Couple of Wrinkles/ Bubbles. I would like to exchange my... READ MORE

Following a double mastectomy, and then the tissue expander exchange surgery, found a small painful lump.

I had DCIS in left breast and had a double mastectomy with TE that were replaced in May with silicone. At my checkup, I was told to massage my breast... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction-Fat Necrosis Help?

I have had an implant exchange after mastectomy this year. I have 2 very large areas of fat necrosis and am wondering about my options. One surgeon... READ MORE

Am 8 days post op from breast reconstruction exchange from expanders to implants. Do I need a do over? (photos)

I think I don't have any symmetry they don't resemble breasts? Do they and how could this be corrected? Also my cleavage is very close and I'm worried... READ MORE

I have ripples in my implant. Is this normal?

I had my exchange surgery in April of 2014. In the last month the cleavage has a ripple. The right breast has a long strip coming down from my neck... READ MORE

Can breast implant exchange after 5 weeks post bilateral masectomy be done before chemo starts?

I had double masectomy with breast expander implants on 1/30/15. I am happy with my breast filled size of 420 cc. I have to begin chemo in 1 month.... READ MORE

Why would my plastic surgeon want to exchange expanders out during chemo and I have no complications?

I have 6 more chemo and 6weeks radiation. It just does not seem safe with that type of decisions. Should he not wait until 3-4 months after all this... READ MORE

17post op expander exchanged to implant & noticed one side is lacking a fullness on my upper pole or middle area. Advice?(photo)

Will it get fuller later on or do i need a revision? I mentioned my concern to my surgeon but he said that he already added some fats from my own body... READ MORE

Is this drainage cause for any concern?

I am 3 weeks post op from having my TEs exchanges for larger ones. There was quite a bit of pocket work done. I am still getting 80ml from the left... READ MORE

What are some reasons my exchange surgery is much more painful a recovery than my preventive mastectomy and expander placement?

I was told this was much easier, not true! My ps described he would be doing some lipo to smooth out my bra line. I woke up in the worst pain and 1... READ MORE

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