Flap + Breast Reconstruction Q&A
I am having a bi-lateral mastectomy soon and researching reconstruction. I've seen 2 doctors: one who performs direct 1-step implants w/alloderm; the... 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 have had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate free flap reconstruction. I am almost 4 weeks out from surgery and am still experiencing a lot of... READ MORE
Is it normal to still feel tight in the tummy at about 5 months into diep-flap reconstruction recovery? (photo)
I am a little more than 5 months into recovering from my bilateral diep-flap reconstruction. Will my tummy ALWAYS feel this tight and do I just need... READ MORE
I had bilateral skin and nipple sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction with 800 cc silicone implants in July.I am unhappy with the... READ MORE
Normal or complication that needs attention? Hard painful large lump, burning and swelling 5 weeks after DIEP FLAP.
Five weeks ago I had the DIEP Flap procedure. I had a second surgery to repair a partial flap failure days after the 1st surgery. Where I had the... READ MORE
Can a sensory nerve in the DIEP flap be connected after the flap's been attached to the unilateral mastectomy site?
I had a DIEP flap procedure April 15 and am scheduled for "tweaking" of that breast and changes to the normal breast for symmetry July 23. Before the... READ MORE
In December 2006 I had a right side mastectomy. As my plastic surgeon just told me I was botched and that the doctor removed nearly all of my muscle... READ MORE
Would You Recommend a Lift and Small Implant in the Natural Breast to Provide Symmetry to the Flap Reconstructed Breast? (photo)
I had an immediate left breast reconstruction using the SIEA flap done 4 months ago. I will be planning for the nipple reconstruction and refinements... READ MORE
I had a DIEP flap (breast reconstruction) w/out lipo. No lipo option. The hip fat is much more visual & has added inches (Photo)
Since my surgeries I have had a very difficult time reducing these "love handles". Because of the large DIEP flap incision, doing the normal ab... READ MORE
I just got a preventative double mastectomy with immediate expanders. It went ok, but my previously radiated side is not expanding well, and I am... READ MORE
I am 41, need bilateral mastectomy then 5 weeks of radiation. PS recom. dorsi flap rather than expanders. Does this sound good?
I went to one plastic surgeon who recommended dorsi flap reconstruction due to the fact that I need radiation and he felt it would be a better choice.... READ MORE
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
Remove 450 Cc Implants After Double S&N Sparing Mastectomy and Use Tissue and Blood Supply from Inner Thigh Without Flap?
History: Double S&N sparing mastectomy with submusc stretched 450cc implants. My wish is to remove implants and replace my 450cc cup with own... READ MORE
If only one breast is removed, would only one side of the rectus abdominis be taken in a TRAM flap or would both sides of the rectus abdominis be... READ MORE
Can fat grafting with Brava be used for a women who had diep flap surgery that failed to give enough volume to breasts?
I was only able to achieve a small b cup size with the flap and desire to be at least a full C. READ MORE
A DIEP flap on left side & prophylactic mastectomy w/ silicone implant on other side, will this look wrong? (photo)
I had a mastectomy with lymph node removal, followed be chemo and radiation ( rads completed 16 months ago). All my doctors were in agreement that a... READ MORE
I am having second thoughts about having silicone implants placed after reading about some of the horrible things happening to some of these wonderful... READ MORE