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Tram or DIEP Flap Using Stomach Apron for Breasts After Weight Loss?

I had breast cancer (Chemo./Rads.), and am awaiting reconstruction. I have lost 175+ pounds, and have a large stomach apron of excess skin. I was... READ MORE

I Have Had Reconstruction Using Implant and Fat, why is it now rock hard?

I had breast implants 25 years ago. I had breast cancer 2 years ago and had radio therapy which caused the implants to capsulate. My surgeon replaced... READ MORE

Breast cancer. Reconstruction with tram flap. My stomach has never been the same.

I had breast cancer . Then had a mecsectomy. Last March I had reconstruction with tram flap. My stomach has never been the same. So much disconfort... READ MORE

I had a fat transfer on April 19th for breast reconstruction. I look worse than before. Is this normal after 4 months? (Photo)

I am a 54-year-old personal trainer who had a smooth belly before having liposuction done in the area. I was asked to gain 3-10 pounds to have enough... READ MORE

What's best treatment for a 20 to 26 month old tummy seroma following pedicle tram breast reconstuction 20 mth ago?

A fluid cavity was found by CT scan 12 mths later due to chemotherapy it was drained 18 months post op when it was an old blood haematoma. Two month... READ MORE

Is it possible for adhesions to form after diep gap surgery?

I had diep gap surgery 10 years ago. For the last two years I have had chronic stomach cramps and diarrhoea. This happens regularly. READ MORE

I would like to know if having a distended stomach with scar tissue can be fixed?

I had the tram flap surgery 4 years ago due to breast cancer. It was muscle sparing so my stomach should look like a normal stomach. I don't know what... READ MORE

I am going to have a breast reconstruction and my surgeon wants to reconstruct my Breast with my tummy muscle and fat. Advice?

I had breast cancer on my right breast grade 3 so they removed my breast had chemo and also radiation. My surgeon doesn't want to put implants in... READ MORE

Can a Breast Reconstruction be done using fat transfer only?

I had a unilateral mastectomy in November 2015 and am now discharged from chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I will be considering a breast reconstruction... READ MORE

DIEP flap stomach hardness. Is this part of the healing process? (Photo)

I had a successful double mastectomy & DIEP flap surgery on March 10, 2017; however, I am having an issue. I just started my period & I am in... READ MORE

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