Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Safety + Breast Reconstruction
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 have Natrelle 410 implants in both breasts(real and reconstructed). I was told to have any needed MRI's prior to the areola tattoo procedure because... READ MORE
I just recently had bilateral mastectomy with DIEP flap reconstruction. I had DCIS in both and had to stop HRT at time of diagnosis. I went on HRT 6... READ MORE
Is it safe to have Radiotherapy 3-4 weeks after a Mastectomy with immediate Implants & Strattice Mesh?
I had my mastectomy with immediate silicone implants & strattice mesh exactly 2wks ago today. I have been told I need 3 wks of radiotherapy. Planning... READ MORE
Hi, my plastic surgeon (in Australia) said it's now safe to leave tissue expanders in instead of having the second operation to replace them with... READ MORE
I've had breast implants for several years, and following weight loss, a lumpectomy and radiation, I would like to have my implants replaced with... READ MORE
Double mastectomy due to grandulomatus mastitis. Reconstruction after 9 months strait to implant. 2 mo post op, my skin is so thin I can see and feel... READ MORE
Currently living overseas, would like to find someone in US for fat transfer phase. I had a bilateral mastectomy due to incurable grandulomatous... READ MORE
How long after lumpectomy and radiation will I need to wait before I can have fat transfer to the defect?
I have a small 8 mm invasive ductal carsonoma ER+ PR+ HER2-. It will be removed soon. I have very small breasts and believe surgery will result in a... READ MORE
Why would my plastic surgeon want to exchange expanders out during chemo and I have no complications?
I have 6 more chemo and 6weeks radiation. It just does not seem safe with that type of decisions. Should he not wait until 3-4 months after all this... READ MORE
5 years ago I had a left breast mastectomy and had reconstruction at the same time. I selected to have a tram flap. I had chemo and radiation after.... READ MORE
DCIS, dbl NS mastectomies 8/28/15 & alloderm and silicone gel implant reconstruction above muscle. Scar revision 10/8 and 11/13. Infection... READ MORE
Hi. I had a mastectomy about 2 1/2 weeks ago and the mesh in my left breast broke from the sutures from my armpit and caused a hematoma on the top of... READ MORE
Is it safe to have breast reconstruction just 2 months after radiation or should I wait a year for tissue healing?
I am really nervous about having to have more than one surgery. I really want to make the best decision about surgery. My PS is wanting to complete my... READ MORE
I've had an expander in for over 5 months, due to fluid. Doctor is suggesting that the expander be left in permanently. Is it safe to leave an... READ MORE
A breast cancer patient, I had a left breast mastectomy and implant placed back in 2005. This now feels like a hard ball. Can it be roved easily under... READ MORE
High hemoglobin and going to presurgical testing for complete mastectomy. Am I safe to get the surgery with elevated hemoglobin?
I have high hemoglobin and am scheduled for pre-surgical testing for a simple complete mastectomy tomorrow. Am I safe to get the surgery with elevated... READ MORE