I Am 68 Had a Mastectomy 6/2008 Reconstruction 5/2009 Developed Pseudomonas Had Implant Removed 12/2009. Should I Try Again?

I Am 68 Had a Mastectomy 6/2008 Reconstruction 5/2009 Developed Pseudomonas Had Implant Removed 12/2009.  Should I Try Again?

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Breast reconstruction, nipple reconstruction, breast cancer, DCIS, mastectomy, TUG flap, DIEP flap, Latissimus flap, fat graft i

It is more than appropriate to attempt another breast reconstruction.  In your situation I would look for options where you could utilize your own tissue from your lower abdomen in the form of a DIEP flap, or thigh, TUG flap, or buttock, SGAP flap.  You can also use the tissue from the back.  I would perform on of these procedures and then at another setting add additional fat if necessary.

Breast reconstruction, nipple reconstruction, breast cancer, DCIS, mastectomy, TUG flap, DIEP flap, Latissimus flap, fat graft i

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It is more than appropriate to attempt another breast reconstruction.  In your situation I would look for options where you could utilize your own tissue from your lower abdomen in the form of a DIEP flap, or thigh, TUG flap, or buttock, SGAP flap.  You can also use the tissue from the back.  I would perform on of these procedures and then at another setting add additional fat if necessary.

Revision breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction can certainly be attempted again after a failed reconstruction, but this really depends upon your medical history and a physical exam..

Revision breast reconstruction

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Breast reconstruction can certainly be attempted again after a failed reconstruction, but this really depends upon your medical history and a physical exam..

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