Breast Reconstruction Q&A
TRAM + Breast Reconstruction
What is the difference between the free TRAM flap surgery and the pedicled TRAM flap surgery for breast reconstruction? READ MORE
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 had TRAM flap surgery on March 2, and I still need to have fluid drained from my stomach. I had a hematoma in the same area after surgery that had... READ MORE
Repairing Damaged Inframammary Fold After Skin Sparing Mastectomy and 3 Revisions. Can I Get a Repair?
I had a skin sparing mastectomy with immediate muscle sparing free tram reconstruction less than 2 years ago. I have since gone under general... READ MORE
Is it unusual for the surgeon who peformed the orig reduction, followed by the bilateral tram reconstruction not be board certified,or a member of... READ MORE
Is the Belly Tram Reconstruction Surgery my Best Option for Fixing a Bad Breast Reconstruction Job? (photo)
My PS started my reconstruction at the same time as my bilateral mastectomy, I had the expanders in and when it was time to put the implants in, he... READ MORE
6 Months Post Op Breast Reconstruction, Radiated Side Shrank, other Tram Larger, Being Told Reduction?
6 months post op,reconstruction/with trams, radiated side shrank,other side much larger, am being told reducing the left is not an option in going for... READ MORE
Is Changing Type of Procedure During Operation a Usual Occurrence? Have Diep 1 Side and Tram on Other Side,
Diep side is the radiated side,also side with gram negative pseudomnas, been on Cipro 3 wks, this is the breast that has shrunk and has abnormal... READ MORE
Being a Renal Transplant Patient, Could I Be a Candidate for a Pedicled Tram Flap? READ MORE
Both of my breast after dbl mast with immediate reconstruction aug 27 2013 are now hard as a rock is that normal?
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Currently we are flushing and packing it , smells really bad. this area recieves blood supply last, so can this heal? does blood supply correct itself... READ MORE
At 32 I was Dx w/stage 3 BC, completed chemo, radiation & the Latissimus flap which failed. Should I try TRAM flap?
After radiation We tried expanding but my skin was to tight and thin. so we went with the latissimus flap. after 3 surgeries (due to the skin & half... READ MORE
8 years ago I had a bilateral TRAM post breast cancer (chemo, radiation & hormone therapy). Immediately a large seroma formed (right auxilla to left... READ MORE
Had a free tram reconstruction done a year ago. The doctor wants to add fat to my other healthy breast to make them match in volume .... my new breast... READ MORE
Because I had mini-abdominoplasty about 6 years ago, pre-breast cancer diagnosis, I'm not a candidate for the TRAM flap. I am about 3 months out from... READ MORE
I've had 7 surgeries including new implants, fat grafting, tram flap and and lastly scar revision. What other options do I have?
I had breast cancer in my left breast and was treated with a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. The breast implant I had prior to the cancer began to... READ MORE
If only one breast is removed, would only one side of the rectus abdominis be taken in a TRAM flap or would both sides of the rectus abdominis be... READ MORE
TRAM flap surgery 4 years ago without mesh. Got a bulge and a year later had mesh installed. Mesh didn't hold and is now balled up inside me. A year... READ MORE