Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Prophylactic + Breast Reconstruction
I am a 36 yo thin, healthy, small breasted, BRCA1+ woman. I am planning a prophylactic nipple sparing double mastectomy. Because I am healthy, my... READ MORE
I was told at time of surgery that I would have a thin scar and no worries I have painful strictures I am thinking of getting single stage implants... 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 had BMX surgery 8/28 and reconstruction. Because of swelling one side is a little larger than the other. The worst part is under my arms and my... READ MORE
My plastic surgeon says my skin is too tight/thin around tissue expanders to expand anymore. Can a bigger implant be inserted?
I had prophylactic mastectomy with expanders. I am at 350ccs and doc says my skin is too tight to expand more. I am disappointed as I wanted to be a... READ MORE
I underwent prophylactic bilateral mastectomies on Aug 20th with immediate tissue expanders placed. Thank God there were no complications. I noticed... READ MORE
I had prophylactic bilateral mastectomies 2-22-12 w/expanders and SI (400 or 450 cc).I had exch surg 5-22-12.December 20, 2012, I had revision surgery... READ MORE
I am considering a prophylactic mastectomy (BRCA2+) with direct implant reconstruction. However, after 4 children, I would like to have larger breasts... READ MORE
What to do about rippling, tightness and muscle flex deformity following prophylactic skin & nipple sparing mastectomy? (Photo)
I'm 23 and had surgery with immediate reconstruction just over 3 months ago. i cant even look/ touch them without feeling sick or breaking into tears.... READ MORE
I realize more tissue remains using this technique but it seems to be increasing in popularity. READ MORE
I had a Prophylactic Mastectomy last year. Prior to surgery I was a full C my wt was approx 360lbs. I could not get the Spacers so I was told by the... READ MORE
Prophylactic mastectomy with immediate reconstruction - Am I increasing the risk of skin not lasting the surgery
I am 33 y.o., 5'6", ribcage 31inch, breast width 13cm. I have a prophylactic mastectomy planned with immediate reconstruction - mentor cpg 322 330cc... READ MORE
A lady I know says she had this done and her insurance paid for it. (I don't want to hear it depends on your insurance contact your insurance) I want... READ MORE
Hello, I am 25 years old. I weigh 135lbs and I am 5'4''. I had a prophylactic mastectomy because of my BRCA2 positive diagnosis. I had my expanders... READ MORE
Prophylactic bilateral mastectomy 5 yrs ago w/ reconstruction~implants = iname.I've had 8-10 breast infections.Quick onset w/fever,redness,hot breast... READ MORE
Ptotic breast with the clavicle to nipple distance measuring 29 cm and nipple to inframammary fold 12 cm, breast base 17cm bilaterally. READ MORE
If I Have a Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy, What is my Best Option for a Natural Looking Reconstruction?
I am a 23 y/o female of Ashkenazi descent (w/ 1 case of breast cancer in the family) about to be tested for BRCA mutations. If needed, I plan to have... READ MORE
How common is excruciating pain from bilateral mastectomy w/ partial reconstruction at 6 weeks postop?
I am nearly 6 weeks postop prophylactic bilateral mastectomy w/ partial reconstruction (alloderm, tissue expanders expanded to 300cc in surgery, and... READ MORE
Bilateral diep flap for prophylactic mastectomy but insufficient tissue to keep me the same size. What are my options?
2 PS's have told me I will be smaller post op if I do diep flap. Currently a full B/small C. BMI=22.4 Weight is concentrated in my abd. My Buttock,... 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