55 year old breast cancer survivor seeking breast rescue for failed breast reconstruction procedure

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Many years ago this 55 year old woman underwent bilateral breast augmentation surgery. Several years later she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in her right breast. She opted for a right breast lumpectomy and partial mastectomy followed by radiation therapy. Later she chose breast reconstruction to her right breast which has now failed and extruded. She was referred to us by her oncologist for discussion of the possibility of yet another breast reconstruction procedure as well as a replacement implant on her left (healthy) breast for capsular contraction. This patient’s circumstances are illustrative of the difficulties and complexities of reconstruction of the partial mastectomy defect particularly in the phase of radiation. Dr. Stridde was able to reconstruct the failed and extruded breast as well as replace the implant in her left breast.

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