Location: Stl, Mo
Member since 7/18/2013


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Reviews & Stories

Tissue Expanders/Silicone Implants following Bilateral mastecomy

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

Best Breast Reconstruction for Young Mastectomy Patient?

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

Breast Implants After Radiation?

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

Can Scars from Mastectomies Be Fixed During Implant Exchange Surgery? (photo)

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

Recent comments from Trinalll

You look great. READ COMMENT

Trust me your scars look great. I don't know if mines will eva look that good without a laser treatment or something. READ COMMENT

Your results look GREAT!!! READ COMMENT

Yes i will Who wouldnt want to get rid of some belly fat , they can take it all. READ COMMENT

Jus looked at your pics. Looking good!!!! I initially wanted a flap but choose implants for several reasons. Im about 2 turn 28 so i know my implants wont last forever so my next reconstruction will probably be a flap. READ COMMENT