Safety + Breast Reconstruction Q&A
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 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
I'm 19 Yr's Post Renal Transplant and Having a Bilateral Mastectomy, How Safe is It to Have Silicone Implants?
When is it safe to take alcohol after breast mastectomy and reconot ructions 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
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
While I realize this likely depends on the type of mastectomy and reconstruction you have done (expanders vs direct to implant... 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
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
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
Can fat fransfer help with a hole or indentation after breast reconstruction with silicone implant? Is it safe?
Hi. Bilateral modified radical mastectomy,expanders+textured shapped silicone implants. After chemo and in hormonal treatment at present I've gained... READ MORE
Breast cancer; delayed bilateral DIEP flap; 1 year later (fat injections to the breasts and nipple reconstruction). I was happy with results. 2 years... 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
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
BRAVA with implants? Mastectomy recon - new surgeon said for additional fat graft need to stretch skin with suction. (photo)
The device is not actually BRAVA that they shipped to me, but more of a suction cup breast enlarging device. Is this safe to use over implants? Will... READ MORE