Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Uncomfortable + Breast Reconstruction
I Have Severe Pain After the Exchange of Tissue Expanders for Silicone Implants 2.5 Weeks Ago, Why Would this Be?
I had a b/l mastectomy for DCIS in 9/2011 with tissue expander placement (with Alloderm) and was always very uncomfortable with the expanders. I am... READ MORE
3 months ago I had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction I ended up with two different shapes and sizes They are hard and Un comfortable. Can I... READ MORE
Radiation in March on 1 breast, implant surgery in August, no outward signs of skin damage from radiation at all; pectoralis muscle felt good. My PS... READ MORE
I had a prophylactic double mastectomy two years ago. Everything was fine until about 2 months ago when my chest muscles began to tighten over the... READ MORE
Bilateral mastectomy on August 15th. Expanders placed in muscle. My right side is tightened up to where it looks like my breast is trying to grow on... READ MORE
I had DIEP Flap in 2015 and have developed a noticeable bulge in my lower left abdomen. It is not painful but is very uncomfortable and has... READ MORE
I want bilat. mastectomy (risk reducing, brca2). I prefer diep, but may not have enough abd. tissue. I know someone who had breast cancer, she has... READ MORE
Swelling after a double mastectomy with reconstructive direct to implant over the muscle. Is this normal?
Hi. I recently underwent a double mastectomy with immediate reconstructive direct to implant silicone implant. My right breast has settled already but... READ MORE
My back at ribcage is getting very tight and uncomfortable. In the past few months. It's nearly 3 years from operation and radiotherapy. Could it be... READ MORE
I am about 7 months removed from my reconstruction following a prophylactic mastectomy. I am your perfectly healthy 25 year old whose recovery was... READ MORE
They have been overfilled to 590cc and I am getting exchange in 2 weeks. Should I have some fluid removed since they are uncomfortable and I feel they... READ MORE
Best option for correction of lopsided abdominal bulge after DIEP flap caused by weakening of fascia? (Photos)
I am attaching pictures to go along with a previous question about surgical correction of abdominal bulge after DIEP Flap. Pictures are not very clear... 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
Pain and swelling post op and I feel like I have a swollen lymph node on my right side. The pain radiates down my arm and travels to my neck also. I... READ MORE
I had double masctemony in March. Due to the skin dying, I had a latissimus dorsi flap surgery 3 days later. Now, I am still so uncomfortable when I... READ MORE
I had Deip reconstruction 4 weeks ago. both breast are extremely hard and uncomfortable. What can be done to resolve this?
This is stage 1 Deip surgery with derma matrix. 120 cc implant for projection. The are that is hard is pretty much the whole breast except for the top... READ MORE