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Implants vs. Tissue for Breast Recontruction After Prophylactic Mastectomy

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

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

Painful Scar Adhesions After Prophylactic Mastectomy

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

What can be done to reduce the swelling after I had a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy?

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

Tissue Expander Disparity?

I underwent prophylactic bilateral mastectomies on Aug 20th with immediate tissue expanders placed. Thank God there were no complications. I noticed... 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

Pain After Revision to Silicone Implant Surgery After Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomies?

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

Reverse Order Prophylactic Mastectomy with Reconstruction? (photo)

I am considering a prophylactic mastectomy (BRCA2+) with direct implant reconstruction. However, after 4 children, I would like to have larger breasts... 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

Prophylactic Mastectomy Last Year. Was a Full C, Healing Process Been Horrible. Can I Go Bigger?

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

If you have benign lumpy breast can you get a prophylactic breast implants?

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

Are Skin Sparing Mastectomies Effective in a Prophylactic Setting Among BRCA Carriers?

I realize more tissue remains using this technique but it seems to be increasing in popularity. READ MORE

Reoccuring Breast Infection After Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy W/reconstruction?

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

Will my Breasts Get Bigger in Time?

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

After having a prophylactic mastectomy could a D cup size implant be used in a ptotic C cup breast?

Ptotic breast with the clavicle to nipple distance measuring 29 cm and nipple to inframammary fold 12 cm, breast base 17cm bilaterally. 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

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

Is there any need to remove pectoral muscle during prophylactic mastectomy?

Had prophylactic mastectomy with DTI silicone. Procedure failed due to poor bllod supply. Had second reconstructive surgery, DIEP. New PS found... 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

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