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Bilateral Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy - Vancouver, WA

I chose to have immediate bilateral breast reconstruction with tissue expanders following my double mastectomy in October of 2013. Following tissue expansion over the next several months, I was later fitted with Allergan silicone-filled ("gummy bear"), high-projection breast implants which are anatomically shaped and were selected to be proportionate for my build and frame. I am extremely... READ MORE

Recent comments from spagel

You will love the new gummy bear implants! They're amazing! I hated the expanders and was so glad to finally get them replaced with my permanent implants. I've been extremely happy with the gummies, and they feel very natural to my... READ COMMENT

Your pictures are fantastic and a completely truthful testimony to the skill of a master plastic surgeon! Dr. Gabriel is not only a gifted surgeon, but his overwhelming compassion for women in this circumstance and his passion to... READ COMMENT

I was diagnosed at age 51 with invasive ductal carcinoma two years ago, underwent a bilateral mastectomy (nipple-sparing) just four weeks after I was diagnosed, had tissue expanders for several months (yes, they hurt and were often... READ COMMENT

Please know that what you see after only one week with your new implants is not the "end result" of your surgery. I have a new kind of gummy implants known as "high projection" implants, and I remember telling my PS after my surgery... READ COMMENT

My pleasure! Best wishes to you and may you have a great outcome! READ COMMENT