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How Often Do Breast Tissue Expanders Fail Due to Manufacturer's Error?

I had a bi-lateral mastectomy and tissue expanders put in Sept. 9th. The left side failed because of 5 needle size holes and was replaced on Oct. 29th... READ MORE

Drainage After Failed Breast Reconstruction

I experienced a partial failure of a DIEP reconstruction. After chemo, I underwent a fat graft to fill out the breast. However, my surgeon found and... READ MORE

Had 2 Attempts,5 Mos Apart at Tissue Expanders with Alloderm,both Failed Due to Infection.what Are My Chances w/ Future Surgery?

I Have Had 2 Attempts,5 Mos Apart at Tissue Expanders with Alloderm,both Failed Due to Infection.what Are my Chances at Future Surgery? READ MORE

DIEP Breast Reconstruction failed - flap on 1 breast and disfigured other breast

4 weeks ago I had DIEP breast reconstruction. The flap on 1 breast is black, although the breast pocket is healthy looking. I am also concerned about... READ MORE

I had a failed Tram Flap Procedure and I am wondering what is my best option to at least improve the appearance? (photos)

I had a failed Tram Flap Procedure and I am wondering what is my best option to at least improve the appearance. I am thinking of having another... READ MORE

After 3 Failed Breast Reconstructions, Can I Try for a 4th to Correct the Disasters I've Suffered?

Between infections and rejections, I have had three failed reconstructions. My right breast was removed due to cancer. The doctor attempted to make my... READ MORE

I Had a Bi Lateral Delayed DIEP on June 10. My Abdominal Sutures Have Opened Twice and Are Tunneling Now. I Have Two Options:

My PS wants to perform a surgery in leiu of the VAC by using a drain. He feels this is the safest route even though it's only a 65% success rate. If I... READ MORE

What would be my best option after a failed DIEP Flap? (photos)

I had Prophylactic DMX w/ Diep Flap Recon. 8/15. On day 6 post-op I noticed the flap on rt. side was purple. PS watched it for 4 weeks, then cleaned... READ MORE

Reconstruction failure do to infection on radiated breast. Is it possible to fill in the concave to make me flat? (Photo)

My reconstruction failed in the worst kind of way. Tons of delays such as radiation and infection. I'm only 40 years old trying get to a active life.... READ MORE

Can fat transfer be performed after two failed breast reconstructions with silicone implants/alloderm?

I had immediate reconstruction after double mastectomy. The left reconstruction failed due to infection. Now, second reconstruction, I'm having seroma... READ MORE

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