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Implant vs Flap Breast Reconstruction. Having a Hard Time Deciding; Any Advice?

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

How Long is Swelling Normal After Double Free Flap Reconstruction?

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

Do the Skin Flaps from Mastectomy Grow Thicker over Time? (photo)

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

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

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

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

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

What Are the Risks/side Effects from Hip Flap Surgery, Post-mastectomy?

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

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

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

Can you have implants with a diep flap?

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

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

FLAP with Implants?

I had lumpectomy 10-11, chemo and 30 rads. Tumor in 6 oclock position. Was only small 36B. I now have bird beak, as there is nothing left below nipple... READ MORE

Developed an Infection and Have a Hole With Dying Tissue in My Right Breast After Tram Flap?

Currently we are flushing and packing it , smells really bad. this area recieves blood supply last, so can this heal? does blood supply correct itself... 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

Some Diep flap questions

I am choosing to have a Preventive mastectomy and diep flap reconstruction based on a strong family history. Has anyone had this done before? I see a... READ MORE

Buried DIEP flap breast reconstruction?

Looking for a plastic surgeon to perform a buried diep flap for bilateral mastectomy reconstruction with minimal abdominal scarring. A large abdominal... READ MORE

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