Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Under Muscle + Breast Reconstruction
My muscle pocket is thick on side of left breast. 3 yrs out from BC with Bilateral Mastectomy with saline implants under muscle. Constant pain in... READ MORE
I've found a lot of information on this site about how it's ok to do upper body exercise with under-the-muscle breast implants, you'll... READ MORE
Can I Exercise my Pectoral Muscles and Resume Running/jumping Jacks After Breast Reconstruction w/ Under Muscle Implant? (photo)
I had reconstruction surgery in November. My PS said I could exercise, but says he wants me to let my pectoral muscles atrophy and not work them-ever.... READ MORE
I've been recently diagnosed with Stage 1 DCIS, and going to undergo lumpectomy. Dr. doesn't think radiation will be necessary. Can I still have... READ MORE
I had a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction with alloderm and tissue expanders placed under the muscle and was filled to 500cc per breast during... READ MORE
What to do about rippling, tightness and muscle flex deformity following prophylactic skin & nipple sparing mastectomy? (Photo)
I'm 23 and had surgery with immediate reconstruction just over 3 months ago. i cant even look/ touch them without feeling sick or breaking into tears.... READ MORE
I have had bilateral mastectomy 6 years ago with implants under the muscle immediately. They had to be replaced 6 months later . They never have been... READ MORE
I had a double mastectomy with tissue expanders placed and am now going through radiation. My surgeon says we will see how my skin does with radiation... READ MORE
I am 7 weeks post reconstruction with cohesive gel implants under the muscle. Will the pain and my muscle reactions ever lessen?
I am 7 weeks post reconstruction with cohesive gel implants under the muscle. Every time I flex my pectorals, exercise or use, they ache. It feels as... READ MORE
One week ago I had 410's placed under the muscle for recon. I know that they are too large for me and will want low profile. Is it best to exchange... READ MORE
Any concerns or recommendations for me based on info below? My Breasts look crooked because of severe scoliosis. (Photo)
I'm having preventative double Mastectomy in May. Surgeon wants to put in 800cc's to replace my droopy large B, small C Breasts. Silicone. Under the... READ MORE
One surgeon advises below the muscle augmentation, as it would push any possible chance of re-occurant cancer to the surface. The other surgeon says... READ MORE
Recommendation on Boston plastic surgeon specializing in revisional surgery? Should implants be placed under muscles?
I am 7 months post op from a nipple sparing bi lateral mastectomy due to diagnosis of stage 1 breast cancer. I have 375 cc mentor Memory gel implants.... READ MORE
Going through reconstruction- expander under the muscle. I am having muscle spasms. What can I do to ease the muscle spasms? READ MORE
1 yr post mastopexy and implant. Unhappy with shape. I loved my breasts the first 3 months. Now at 11 months post. (photo)
1 yr post anchor mastopexy and 371 cc silicone mod plus style 15 allergan, under the muscle. I desire them to be much higher. I'd like my cleavage to... READ MORE
It seems that there is a recent shift in the United States to doing more over-the-muscle breast reconstructions. For doctors who have done a high... READ MORE
I have inflammatory breast cancer and will shortly need a modified radical mastectomy. I have saline under the muscle implants.
The implants will have removed as part of the surgery. I'm wondering, given that an implant is in place but that I will have also have a MRM, if there... READ MORE
If I am cancer free the doctor suggests breast reconstruction six weeks later by putting a ballon under the muscle and filling it up with saline every... READ MORE
If a silicone implant will be placed in the nonmastectomy (healthy) breast, is it better to place the implant under the muscle?
I've had implants before (before my breast cancer diagnosis). I found that my breast flattened out more like a natural breast does and remained softer... READ MORE