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Member since 2/12/2007


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Reviews & Stories

NIPPLE RECONSTRUCTION - Scabs That Form After Procedure - Philadelphia, PA

It is now 7 weeks since I had nipple reconstruction done. Originally, I had a latissimus dorsi flap done May 2015. The skin was used from the back to create a round area (which will become the areola), and nipple. I had a nightmare YEAR, filled with setbacks and complications (seromas, infections, 5 surgeries, lymph node problems......) so I am pleased to say that so far, I have not... READ MORE

4 Reconstructive Surgeries After Double Mastectomy - New York

I'm writing this just after my 5th operation in less than one year. I have access to the best hospitals and doctors in the US. My surgeon in known to be #!, top rated reconstruction surgeon in the city. Now my story: On May 7.2015 I had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with recurrent breast cancer in my left breast. Recurrent because my first cancer was diagnosed and treated... READ MORE

Doubting my Decision - Pennsylvania

I am 3 weeks out (jowls and neck) and so far, I see nothing -no improvement. Many of the patients write about seeing immediate improvement but I cannot say I noticed any difference. I am hoping that I will see a firmness when I approach the 2 month date, but I am getting doubtful, thinking that I should see something, even if it's minor. For such a painful procedure, and expensive, I... READ MORE

Restylane: Too Much $$$ for a Non-lasting Result

Restylane only lasted me 2 months.  I have had the injections done by 2 different doctors (one injected very deeply and one almost at the skin surface).  It made no difference because after about  2 months, the deep lines around my mouth started to show and by 3 months they were as if I had done nothing.   I have had Restylane injected under my eyes by both of... READ MORE

Questions from monroe7702

Why Some Docs Inject 2-4 Wks After 1st, While Others (like Mine) Wait at Least 3 Mos?

Since Sculptra results take at least 3 months to show, isn't it more prudent to wait for at least the 3 months, or even more, for further injections, since the collagen... READ MORE

Recent comments from monroe7702

That's the best post for someone who has claustrophobic issues. My surgery is in a few months and all I keep thinking about is the headgear! Thanks for that. READ COMMENT

First let me say that I had a double mastectomy with my Latissmus Dorsi Flap taken from both sides of my back. For me, having these implants was a necessity for my psychological health. I knew from the beginning that I wanted... READ COMMENT

I feel for you as I had a year from hell from reconstruction issues. I was very fortunate and never had chemo, but I still had so many setbacks and complications from reconstruction. It all sounds so simple in the beginning when it's... READ COMMENT

I share your pain. I had a double mastectomy last May 7, (hard to believe this all started one year ago and I'm not finished)..... and after 4 more surgeries , the last being April 6, 2016, I am also monitoring, waiting and hoping... READ COMMENT

I agree 100% - same story from me! READ COMMENT