Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Normal + Breast Reconstruction
Hello, I am 27 years old - 5' 3" 155 lbs. Medium frame. I recently had a bilateral mastectomy and went thru the tissue expansion process and... READ MORE
I had bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction with TEs April 3, 2012 and it is now May 7 and I still have 2 drains. My PS won't take drains out... READ MORE
Hi there. My mom is a 10 year breast cancer survivor treated with lumpectomy and radiation. She has recently noticed the treated breast has shrunk in... READ MORE
Mastectomy/Silicone Implant Reconstruction. 11 days ago I had my final reconstruction surgery with silicone implants. I am happy with how they look... READ MORE
4 Month Old Seroma, Post Mastectomy-still Draining Through Incision, Have any Doctors Dealt WIth This Before?
I had a mastectomy/expander over 9 months ago. Detected skin breakdown, before radiation. After radiation, seroma developed & has been aspirated... READ MORE
I had silcone implants placed after bilateral mastectomy. I had a lot of discomfort with expanders but felt I would get relief once final implants... READ MORE
I had a mastectomy 3 weeks ago. I was suppose to have my first fill to my expander. My doctor chose not too. I had dead skin and she had to cut it... READ MORE
I have just been fitted with a tissue expander and i am really breathless and am restricted as to what i can do, is this normal? and what causes it? READ MORE
I had a mastectomy in Feb 2010. Reconstruction with expander then silicone implant. Revision in Oct.2010 to make the shelf for the breast and... READ MORE
I have had 5 operations on my left side and I have had a sling put in but it is still wrinkled and awful looking. The right side I had an accident... READ MORE
Had A Double Mastectomy April 10th, and Have To Go In To Have Dead Skin Cells Removed. Is This Common?
I am 34 and had a double mastectomy April 10th and have to go in tomorrow to have dead skin removed. Is this common? Also, will the skin be fine once... READ MORE
I had a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction with alloderm and tissue expanders placed under the muscle and was filled to 500cc per breast during... READ MORE
Is it normal to have pain & strong muscle spasms under the Breast Reconstruction incision (more towards rib cage area)?
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Hi I had my brests removed and they put in silicone implants and the are dead hard and uncomfortable, they got put in on 01/04/11 I don't know how... READ MORE
I have had Bilateral Mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. My Plastic Surgeon is performing a Single Stage Breast Construction on me using Becker... READ MORE
I had a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders this fall. When I asked my plastic surgeon's office manager how much my out-of-pocket cost... READ MORE
I just finished the expansion process for breast reconstruction after a prophylactic mastectomy and stopped at 425cc. After the 350cc fill the left... READ MORE
Breast Reconstruction with Tissue Expanders: When TEs Are Implanted What is the Usual Amount of Saline Injected at That Time?
I had bi mast 4/3/12 with TEs. PS filled TEs with 700 cc's each. 1 week later sutures were gaping open an eighth inch. He took off 100 cc's... READ MORE
It has been over six weeks since my bilateral mascetomy/reconstruction with AlloDerm, and I am still draining 50ccs per 24 hour period. There does not... READ MORE
Is it Normal for the Surgery to Remove Expander is Separate from the Surgery to Repair Inframammary Fold?
My doctor had to set up separate surgery to repair loss of inframammary fold after surgery to remove expander. He says that sometimes this is... READ MORE