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Do I Have to Have Another Surgery to Remove Necrotic Skin or Will my Body Heal Itself?

Four weeks ago I underwent a skin sparing mastectomy with tissue expanders. Four weeks later following my surgeon filled the expanders up 300 ml, then... READ MORE

Why Would Implants After Skin Sparing Mastectomy Be Smaller Than The Surgeon Said They'd Be?

I had a skin sparing mastectomy due to the BRCA 2 gene. I am about 5'1" tall and about 125lbs. My expanders were filled to 500cc and they... READ MORE

Skin Sparring Mastectomy and Large Breasts, What Are my Options?

My breasts are so big that I'd be dreaming of a breast reduction anyway. So now that I have cancer in the one I'm going to request a reduction... READ MORE

I'm going to have DIEP done with skin sparing. Is It Good to Have Reconstrution Breast Surgery After Radiation Therapy?

I had radiation therapy to both breast and now is going to have a DEIP TRAM done with skin sparing. I was wondering about the skin changes after... READ MORE

Does the Addition of Alloderm Make Reconstruction Less Painful?

I am having a tough time with the expanders...Ive tried OTC meds, physio etc. I feel extremely tight and uncomfortable. I have expanders in after a... READ MORE

What is Wrong with my Implants Post Breast Reconstruction? (photo)

Im 28 & had a prophylactic bilateral skinsparring mastectomy w/TE's 19.3.12, exchange op 3.09.12. very low projection but very wide & far... 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

I Was Hospitalized Nov 2012 with Post Op Pseudomonas Infection, After Nipple Reconstruction. I Have Been on Levaquin Since?

My ps snipes bad scab off and then stitches me up. it comes back after about 2 wks time. now i have some pain, scab back again, alederm (sp) not... READ MORE

Cosmetic expectations following skin-sparing mastectomy with reconstruction?

Hi there, I suffer from chronic mastitis and fibrocystic breasts. The recommended procedure is skin-sparing mastectomy with reconstruction using gummy... READ MORE

Why can't I find breast reconstruction before/after pictures of fuller figure women? (photos)

I'm 41 5'8" 225lbs (203 pre-mastectomies) my bra size was 38D. I had bilateral skin sparing mastectomies. I was expanded to 600cc and I now have 800cc... READ MORE

Low Profile for Reconstruction?

For someone who wants to stay very small (A cup) after bilateral nipple/skin sparing mast/reconstruction for BRCA mutation, has anyone here used low... READ MORE

Can a plastic surgeon do a simple mastectomy and immediate skin sparing recon and what kind of money would it cost?

I was recently diagnosed with FEA and am high risk for breast cancer. The doctors advise was lets wait and going to be checked every six... READ MORE

What does skin sparing mean in a mastectomy and reconstruction?

If a women has had breast implants for 20 years and now needs a mastectomy and reconstruction, does all that breast tissue ( from the implant pocket)... READ MORE

Tissue expanders being used for skin sparing DIEP flap reconstruction for large breasted cancer free patient?

Chek2 mutation, strong family history, 38DD bra size. My plastic surgeon is recommending a multi-staged approach with expansion fillers. After... READ MORE

Bilateral skinsparing mastectomy/reconstruction using Alloderm. Big difference between left & right wound. Is it normal? (Photo)

4 weeks post-op. My cancer was in left breast and they also removed 4 lymph nodes. Last week my PS had to remove 30 cc from left expanders and also... READ MORE

Breast reconstruction 6 months after radiation? (Photos)

I had a skin sparing mastectomy March of 2015. Chemo and radiation finishing in December 2015. If I have expanders, what is the hospital stay and... READ MORE

I wanted to get an additional opinion to see if I have the start of nipple necrosis? (Photo)

I underwent a BMX with nipple/skin sparring on 5/8. I've searched the Internet extensively however can not find links to what would be the start of... READ MORE

Inadequate breast expansion - needed bigger TEs?

I'm asking in a different way since I got no response last time. I had a skin sparing - no radiation. I am in the middle of delayed implant... READ MORE

If I wait 1 year after radiation, can I get implant reconstruction? I'm a single mom and don't want DIEP. No mastectomy yet.

I was diagnosed right breast Neoplasm ( soft tissue local sarcoma ) in my right breast. I've told skin-sparing mastectomy after the Radiation 5 month... READ MORE

I have a tissue expander and have considerable discomfort when changing position. Is this normal?

I had a skin sparing mastectomy. This especially occurs when lying on back to sitting or standing and the expander moves. is this discomfort likely to... READ MORE

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