Extra skin after mastectomy. Is this normal? (photos)
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Underarm fullness after mastectomy
This is a common complaint among some patients who have had mastectomies. Some even call it "angel wings"! The best bet is to ask your doctor for revision vs simply liposuctioning the area to reduce fullness.
Post mastectomy extra skin
It is difficult to tell by the picture, but even with "one stage" reconstruction using implants, sometimes revisional surgery may be required. If the size or shape of your new breast bothers you - either cosmetically or as in your case physically, please talk to your plastic surgeon about it. If you feel that your doctor is not addressing your concerns, seek a second opinion. The implant may have slipped laterally so it rubs your arm, you may have capsule contracture or perhaps you need some reshaping of the area. It is possible to remove extra skin through a inframammary incision by extending it laterally which should have a great cosmetic look.Check it out. All doctors want their patient s to be happy.
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