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
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
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 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
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 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
Is it normal to have pain & strong muscle spasms under the Breast Reconstruction incision (more towards rib cage area)?
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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
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
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
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
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