Should my breasts look so bad after having an expander in and replacement implant? 10 days post op. (photos)
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Doctor Answers 5
Breast reconstruction after radiotherapy...
It might be worth asking your Surgeon about a DIEP flap. This is one of the best ways achieving a natural breast shape without implants. The tissue is taken from your tummy and provides a long term natural solution with improved symmetry.
Good luck with whatever option you decide to proceed with
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Radiation can be difficult
Congratulations on beating cancer! You are only 10 days post-op and the implant will take time to settle. Because your left side was radiated and a skin sparing (versus nipple sparing) mastectomy was performed, there will be inherent asymmetries that will be hard to fix. However, with time and touch-up surgery, I have faith that your doctors will be able to achieve a cosmetic result that pleases you. I wish you the best.
Norman G. Morison MD, FACS
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