Expectation + Breast Reconstruction

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My Silicone Gel Implant is Flat in the Nipple Area, Will That Round Out?

I am 5 days post op and this was placed after my expander that was in place post mastectomy. The scar is across the area tha is flat, so I don't... READ MORE

I Am Considering Breast Reconstruction Using a Spectrum Implant/expander- What Result Can I Expect?

I had a tissue-sparing mastectomy in April. I had chemo but no radiation. I am a 38B. Is a Spectrum implant/expander reliable and produce a positive... READ MORE

With DIEP Reconstruction, What Can I Expect in Terms of Regaining Strength and Range of Motion?

My yoga practice is very important to me and I want to make a choice that will enable me to get back to my full practice, if possible, and as soon as... READ MORE

L May Have to Have Bi-lat Skin/nipple Sparing Mastectomy. I Have Chest Wall Implants Now. Results?

I am waiting on BRCA test results. Due to DCIS in 2007. I have saline implants in the chest wall on both sides. I am a D cup. If the BRCA is positive,... READ MORE

Does the Skin Around the Fat Grafting Get Tightened for Reconstructive Breast Procedures?

I have had a bilateral mastectomy, currently have expanders in place and am undergoing radiation. My PS said I would likely have to have fat grafting... READ MORE

What Do I Need to Ask my Surgeon Before my Exchange Surgery?

I had a double mast, I have expanders in now. I have a consult to go over the next surgery to put in the silcone implants. I will discuss size, and... READ MORE

I'm s/p a mastectomy with reconstruction. My implant is not where is should be and I don't have an IMF. (Photo)

My doctor wants to make an incision and remove a piece of skin and then suture it to my ribs to create an IMF. He called it the Ryan Procedure. What... READ MORE

Cosmetic expectations following skin-sparing mastectomy with reconstruction?

Hi there, I suffer from chronic mastitis and fibrocystic breasts. The recommended procedure is skin-sparing mastectomy with reconstruction using gummy... READ MORE

Realistically, what should I expect my reconstruction to look like? (Photo)

I am about to go through prophylactic bilateral mastectomy.I am a BRCA2 +. I am 37 yrs old. 129 pounds. 5.7 tall. slender and active. I have droop... READ MORE

Slight abdominal bulge below the navel after DIEP flap. Does this go away?

I had bilat. prophylactic mastectomy nearly 3 weeks ago. On one said PS did m/s free tram. On the other side he was able to do DIEP. I have a slight... READ MORE

What to expect after explant?

After stage 3, double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and 2 1/2 yrs of discomfort and sore joints I had second reconstruction along with scar and dead... READ MORE

Surgery on tram flap breast. What are some of the long-term changes I should expect?

I am wondering if it is better to reduce the size of my tram Flap from a DD to a.C? I am wondering about future complications, sagging, weight of the... READ MORE

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