- 95 total posts
- 1 review
- 88 comments
- 6 questions
Reviews & Stories
After cancer robs you of many things including your breast, reconstruction is a way of feeling whole again. I had two-stage reconstruction. At the time of my mastectomy I had tissue expanders inserted. After weekly "fills" of saline water I am now at my chosen size and I am awaiting implants in 2 weeks :) My exchange is Friday. I am hoping for the best, of course I have concerns that... READ MORE
Questions from Trinalll
I've had a bilateral mastectomy and for reconstruction by plastic surgeon has suggested gummy bears. I am fine with that but I am wondering if there would be any movement of my... READ MORE
I only received 9/28 scheduled radiation treatments, but my plastic surgeon still wants to wait 6 months before exchanging my tissue expanders for implants. I could understand... READ MORE
I have scars from my mastecomy that I know will always be present but where the drains were left behind what's best described as a hole or dent. Can this be fixed during my... READ MORE
I had a nipple sparring mastecomy. With the expanders my nipples are always erect will that continue that way after exchange?
I had a nipple sparring mastecomy. Next month I will be exchanging my tissue expanders for silicone round implants. With the expanders my nipples have been erect. I wonder if... READ MORE
Wanting to increase your breast size after reconstruction with implants? Will expanders be needed again?
Hi, I am two weeks post opp. I had my expanders exchanged for 505cc textured round HP silicone implants. I was expanded to 450. they are shaping up to be very nice, I just... READ MORE
Mastectomy March 2013 & Reconstruction with silicone rounds Nov 2013. What is the best method to minimize scars? (photos)
I am a young African American breast cancer survivor. I have always thought that my skin doesn't do well with scars jus cause the smallest scratches n scrapes are still... READ MORE