Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Risk + Breast Reconstruction
I have recently had a bilateral mastecomy due to breast cancer in my left breast. I am currently undergoing chemotherapy and will be having radiation... READ MORE
I had bilateral breast reconstruction w/ saline implants almost 17 years ago. The implants lasted 13 and 15 years, and deflated due to capsular... READ MORE
My 57 year old friend has a mild case of Sjogren's. She also had a Mastectomy. She would like to have Breast Reconstruction. One doctor turned her... READ MORE
Any risks in doing a spinning class or yoga 39 days after breast tissue expander surgery? I had delayed reconstruction. Is cardiovascular exercise ok?... READ MORE
Is there an increased risk or association of respiratory infections & or pneumonia, 4+ years after having silicone implants for reconstructive... READ MORE
I am 20yrs female before one year my left breast have removed because of cancer and in the same time i did reconstruction, my left breast is smaller... READ MORE
Does having Breast reconstruction after cancer surgery have any effect on whether cancer will return? I had a partial Mastectomy and I also worry that... READ MORE
Nipple Relocation Surgery & tattoo after successful Nipple Sparing Unilateral Mastectomy Reconstruction?
I had a Nipple Sparing Uni Mastectomy with expander placement in May 2013. In Oct 2013 I had recon with implants on my mastectomy side and an... READ MORE
Is It Okay to Go Scuba Diving with Tissue Expanders In? 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
Had a lumpectomy (grade 1 infiltrating tubular tumor (9mm) I don't want tamoxifen and radiation. How risky is my decision?
I have a very healthy lifestyle, breastfed all three children (was still breastfeeding when diagnosed with third one) no history of breast cancer in... READ MORE
Post mastectomy/radiation, I want a small breast mound(A cup).What are the risks for expander,implants,fat transfer,DIEP flap?
I had an implant removed since it never fully closed after mastectomy. I have recd responses that expander/implant has high probability of infection... READ MORE
I just got a preventative double mastectomy with immediate expanders. It went ok, but my previously radiated side is not expanding well, and I am... READ MORE
If I have a reconstruction with the BRAVA bra and fat transfer, how long will the results last? Over time, is there a likelihood of fat necrosis or... READ MORE
I have Mentor tissue expanders with a silicone elastomer injection dome that my ps finds with a magnet detector device of some kind; I now have to... READ MORE
Being a Renal Transplant Patient, Could I Be a Candidate for a Pedicled Tram Flap? READ MORE
I was unable to proceed with reconstruction beyond the first expander. Last night the saline leaked out. Do I need to do anything or will it not be a... READ MORE
After finishing breast reconstruction with silicone implants. Do we have any limitations? Can we exercise and do everything ?
After finishing breast reconstruction with silicone implants,Do we have any limitations? Can we exercise and do everything we wish? Are there any... READ MORE
I have already had a prophylactic mastectomy and then tissue expander/implant reconstruction. I had no problem with the tissue expanders, but the... READ MORE