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How long does expander have to be in place before the implant exchange?

I had prophylactic mastectomies about 4 years. Implant reconstruction with strattice failed because I was apparently allergic to the strattice. I want... READ MORE

Is wound breaking down? (photos)

I had double mastectomies with immediate reconstruction,strattice and silicon implants 10 weeks ago.5weeks after my op the skin flaps on my right... READ MORE

Had a mastectomy with immediate Implant & Strattice. Can I go bigger in time? (photos)

2 wks ago I had mastectomy immediate implant & strattice. Im feeling v tight as he put in largest implant he could. I have got to have radiotherapy &... READ MORE

Will strattice feel like cardboard under my skin and breast reconstruction revision?

Droopy breast. Reconst. both sides. Alloderm did not work. Doc. wants to use strattice. How firm does strattice make the breast? READ MORE

Strattice allergic reaction now what?

4 yrs ago I had prophylactic mastectomies. Strattice was used to hold the expander Prior to my first fill the underneath of Breast had a purple spot... 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

Can expander/implant surgery be done without the use of an ADM or artificial sling?

4 years ago I had prophy. mastectomies. I had expanders placed with strattice and I had a very bad reaction. Expanders had to be removed and the... READ MORE

Can ultrasound help to breakdown capsular contracture three months after surgery?

I had a double mastectomy with implant and strattice. On the side where I had radiotherapy I have developed CC. I'm trying to find out where I can get... READ MORE

I would like to know if I am a good candidate for Strattice and if any research is being done to prevent CC?

I had a double mastectomy in 2001 (BRCA gene). Developed CC after surgery (in right breast-silicone implants). Had a capsulectomy and used saline.... READ MORE

In 2002 I had bilateral mastectomy/tram flap reconstruction. Strattice used in abdomen. I have scarring & infection. What to do?

In September of 2012 the mesh began to seperate. I know have terrible scaring, pits and mesh continuing to cause infections and coming out in various... READ MORE

My surgeon gave me the largest Implants possible, they're rock hard & don't move. Will they ever move or go softer? (photos)

(Im having other side tubular breast uplifted & implant in in 6mths time)  I had a mastectomy with immediate implant & strattice mesh. My surgeon... READ MORE

Can I get implant reconstruction without an Adm such as Alloderm or Strattice?

I'm allergic to a lot and have weird sensitivities. I was allergic to strattice and my implant reconstruction falled 4 years ago. I'm too thin for... READ MORE

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