Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Rupture + Breast Reconstruction
My Mastectomy Reconstruction Silicone Implant is Ruptured. Can Explant Enbloc and Saline Replacement Be Done at Same Time?
I had bilateral mastectomy and silicone implant reconstruction in 2006. One of the implants has ruptured. Is explant with enbloc reccommended? Can a... READ MORE
I had double mastectomies over 20yrs ago and reconstruction. Per cancer cells. My implants ruptured. I went in surgery to have old out and new mem put... READ MORE
I am 4wks post op from a grade 4 capsulectomy and ruptured silicone implant. I had reconstructive surgery 7 yrs ago. I still have a JP drain in my... READ MORE
Last October 2013, I was diagnosed with right breast stage 3c breast cancer. My treatment plan was surgery w/ a double mastectomy, chemo, and then... READ MORE
I had mastectomy in 2004 and have silicone implants.MRI showed ruptured left implant sitting in the tissues created capsule.The implant feels... READ MORE
Hi! I am a 28 year old who had BMX with immediate recon with TE's in Janauary 2011 and (saline)implant exchange surgery April 2011. In the last... READ MORE
I had a preventive double mast 11 years ago, my saline implants were very firm and well rounded. Why do I have pain?
In the last 2 weeks, I have started to have pain, see visible changes. Implants have movement to the side, not up & done. my L breast seems to have a... READ MORE
I am about to have fat transfer surgery. I already had double mastectomy and reconstruction on right side using my stomach skin as a flap and the left... READ MORE
At a crossroads on implant choice for reconstruction exchange surgery. How can I choose the right size?
At 23 I had bilateral mastectomies & expanders then exchanged to 800cc mentor silicone implants. I have had 2 ruptures in the past 10 years and now am... READ MORE
I had a ruptured implant removed. 4 weeks later I had another surgery to remove a large hematoma. which resulted in a collapsed nipple. READ MORE
I Had Bilateral Mastectomy on July 30 2012. Roughly 6 Hrs After Surgery I Was Taken Back in Due To left expander rupturing....I have had major... READ MORE
It has been 6 years since my mastectomy and reconstruction during the last 4 months my left breast has sagged and become flat in the upper portion and... READ MORE
Double mastectomy on June 7 with recon & perm implants. noticed the right side was different fro left , surgeon said that would settle. Right had some... READ MORE
I received radiation treatment following breast cancer, which resulted in scar tissue being formed. I had a masectomy after a reocurrence in the same... READ MORE
In 2092 I had a bilateral subconscious mastectomy with immediate reconstruction using saline implants then I ended up with capsular contraction and... READ MORE
Do the implants need to come out for several months or can I replace the implant immediately in surgery after irrigation?(Photo)
After a double mastectomy and immediate placement of implants I had a second reconstruction in 2012 with silicone implants. My oncologist suggested... READ MORE
I had capsular contraction and rupture of left breast 10years after mastectomy and had right breast reduction 2months ago?
I had the reduction on right side and brazilan gel 432 cc implant in left after rupture implant was removed and breast reduction and slightly smaller... READ MORE
Dx: bilateral BC. 5 months ago double MX, immediate reconstruction (prior implants). Rt axillary dissection 5 wks later. PT resolved AWS/cording. 3... READ MORE
Had you ever heard of silicone leak at 7 weeks? I was preventive double mastectomy with BRCA1+ and did this to prevent ca.
I don't want to be flat chested. I have had to have 3 surgeries including by PBM on 6/16/14, and wound cleaning of 7/8/14 (with Sonoma (sp)) right... READ MORE
1/2012 Cancer 3/2012 Dble Mastectomy 11/2012 Implants 10/13 Peud Orange fluid with ultrasound 12/13 severes swelling stabbing pain redness 1/14 MRI... READ MORE