Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Pectoral + Breast Reconstruction
I'm 7 weeks post tissue expander surgery and can now get back to working out. My surgeon told me I have to limit the use of my pec muscles to 5-10 lbs... READ MORE
Hi Doctor, Recently I had bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders. I noticed that my pectoral muscles push the breasts apart (towards my armpits).... READ MORE
I am 7 weeks post reconstruction with cohesive gel implants under the muscle. Will the pain and my muscle reactions ever lessen?
I am 7 weeks post reconstruction with cohesive gel implants under the muscle. Every time I flex my pectorals, exercise or use, they ache. It feels as... READ MORE
Last Aug I had breast reconstruction. After 8 weeks I developed a grade 3 capsule that was infected. I had the implant removed and a capsulectomy done... READ MORE
Had prophylactic mastectomy with DTI silicone. Procedure failed due to poor bllod supply. Had second reconstructive surgery, DIEP. New PS found... READ MORE
I have thin skin since my double mastectomy in 2012. I had a pretty through double mastectomy due to cancer. I did not need chemo or radiation. I now... READ MORE
I had breast recon 7 weeks ago. I have the 410 gummy bear under the pectoralis. The right implant is perfect but the left implant shows ripples on the... READ MORE
I had a 2nd opinion for breast reconstruction for bottoming out and implant malposition. My new 2nd opinion wants to fix the prob. With sutures and... READ MORE
Should I have been informed of removal of portion of pectoral muscles after prophylactic skin sparing mastectomy?
Should informed consent have been requested...don't think the intent was to remove the muscle pre surgery, prior to removal? Should I have been... READ MORE
Can you have capsule contraction w/breast reconstruction (pec holding the implant in place)? How can I ease the discomfort?
I had a pbm with direct implant reconstruction 2 years ago. My sister has commented that my right breast looks odd in certain exercises. Recently, I... READ MORE
I am post chemo and about to have breast reconstruction . I am very active. The doctor said he always denervates the pectoral major by cutting the... READ MORE
Is it standard procedure to stitch the pectoral muscle down to hold implant in place after reconstruction?
One breast is still too high after revision surgery. The muscle was in the stitched down position for over 4 years. That breast was flat and wide on... READ MORE