Failure + Breast Reconstruction

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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

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