I asked a question earlier this week about Radiation and Implants but what I failed to mention is after my Mastectomy expanders were immediately put in and have been expanded since July 2010...I did have radiation on the right side with the expander in. Since it has been slowly expanded over the months even after radiation and my skin is stretched would it still not be a good idea to go with implants?
original question: I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2010 at the age of 33. I since have undergone a bi-lateral mastectomy...chemo and radiation. I am scheduled to begin reconstruction in Sept 2011. Due to the radiation on my right side would it be safer to do a DIEP procedure which is what my surgeon wants to do or can I just go with implants which is what I would like to do? Ive been checking up on it and have found alot of sights which say not to put implants in radiated skin