Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Swelling + Breast Reconstruction
In May, I had implants put in, and have had a scab on the left breast since the surgery. I July I noticed a small hole on the left breast, so I showed... READ MORE
My drains were removed after only 5 nights - one fell out while I was sleeping & the PA removed the other one the next day. Immediate swelling & pain,... READ MORE
I have had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate free flap reconstruction. I am almost 4 weeks out from surgery and am still experiencing a lot of... READ MORE
I have NF1 and my right breast has fibromas and was much smaller then my left breast. I got breast surgery, My left 225 CC. My right breast 275 CC for... READ MORE
I had BMX surgery 8/28 and reconstruction. Because of swelling one side is a little larger than the other. The worst part is under my arms and my... READ MORE
After expander removal possible infection? Feels like my ribs are bruised, redness, edema and swelling (photo)
Double Mastectomy in February, expanders in place,within 5 days redness,swelling,low grade fevers started.Oral ABT taken Cipro Bactrim & Keflex for 2... READ MORE
I am 7 weeks post bilateral mastectomy with flap and tissue expanders, have swelling on both both breast. What can be going on?
Had bilateral mastectomy with flap reconstruction and tissue expanders 7 week ago. Had last 2 of my 6 drains removed at week 6 after treatment for... READ MORE
I measured my breast today and my bra size is a 34ddd, the same size I was when I had the reduction. I have a small frame at 5ft 2in and 118lbs. This... READ MORE
What Could Be the Cause of Swelling and Pain After a Year Ago from the Mastectomy and 8 Months Since the Implants?
I had bilateral mastectomies a year ago and implants in 8 months ago. I was doing fine until recently. I have a lot of swelling and pain in my left... READ MORE
Normal or complication that needs attention? Hard painful large lump, burning and swelling 5 weeks after DIEP FLAP.
Five weeks ago I had the DIEP Flap procedure. I had a second surgery to repair a partial flap failure days after the 1st surgery. Where I had the... READ MORE
I had breast augmentation 3 days ago, as the final step in my reconstruction process. I had tubular breasts, and underwent a reduction and lift 7... READ MORE
3/2012 Dbl Mastectomy Cancer with reconstruction 11/2012 36 C Natrelle implants done after expanders 10/13 2.5 X4 P'eau D'orange, skin thickening... READ MORE
I had a double mastectomy a week and a half ago. I had a lymph node removed from my right side. I had two drains on each side. One of the drains on my... READ MORE
It's been a year since I had Reconstructive Breast Implants. Developed keloids on the scars. I had steroid shots about 4 months ago (Jan 2013) without... READ MORE
Bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. Too big? Reduction possible after chemo? Is this heaviness swelling or forever? READ MORE
Concerns with Asymmetry one week post op Mastoplexy, Right Capsulectomy and implant replacement. Any suggestions?
I am 6 days post op mastoplexy with bilateral implant replacement of 260cc plus capsulecomy in the right breast. I have had no pain post op during... READ MORE
1/2012 Cancer 3/2012 Dble Mastectomy 11/2012 Implants 10/13 Peud Orange fluid with ultrasound 12/13 severes swelling stabbing pain redness 1/14 MRI... READ MORE
I had bilateral mastectomy 3 weeks ago. I feel there's a hard mass underneath my nipples.My doctor told me to keep massaging the area and continue... READ MORE