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Avatar f tn The scarring is terrible, and the look of the breast sometimes is odd, especially using your own tissue (from pics on the website, www.plasticsurgery.org). Have just seen bad pics, or is plastic surgery not that far advanced when it comes to Breast Cancer reconstruction? Is this worth it or should I go the conventional route (bi-lateral with implants....and if so, which is better saline or silicone?). 2. I am fearful about a lumpectomy with radiation.
Avatar n tn I have decided against going for radiation as originally planned and decided on a bilateral mastectomy instead - right side for treatment, left side for prevention. My surgery is scheduled for 3/17/04. Is that enough time after chemo to safely have a mastectomy with reconstruction without the complication of infection? Surgeon says that one month is enough time, however, it will depend on my blood counts.
Avatar m tn - The Breast Enlargement Dubai surgery system is compelling and common as it corrects diminish in chest volume after pregnancy, conforms the refinement in breast gauge and is also a reconstructive technique for chests to appear to be all the more charming and fitting. In the chest advancement surgery a made addition is placed in the bosom that lifts the breast where essential.
Avatar n tn After much research and complete trust in my surgical team I decided to have a mastectomy with a tissue expander at the time of surgery. My surgery was in December. The tissue expansion went great, but the pathology determined that my margins were not great and so I had to have radiation on the expanded breast and lymph nodes.
Avatar f tn And, it requires what would likely (in the past) be considered an over-expansion of the breast that is to be radiated. Then, it is about a year wait - AFTER - radiation is complete before you put in the implant. As far as silicone vs saline, well, saline will can show wrinkles through the skin - if you have had a skin sparing type of mastectomy. Whereas a silicone implant will not. But, again, you need a surgeon to give you these answers.
Avatar n tn The only way to increase your breast size would be plastic surgery = Breast Augmentation. You are wasting your money and your time and this may indeed be harmful in some way to the breast tissue if continued long term. Regards ....
Avatar n tn I had breast augmentation surgery six months ago - under the muscle, peri-areolar incision. The left breast remains hard, almost as if there is a wall around the implant. It is painful to lay on my stomach because it puts pressure on the breast and is firm to touch. I mentioned this to a PA I saw three months ago. She said it was common for one side to soften after the other and it usually corresponds to my dominant hand.
Avatar f tn I had reconstruction done when I had breast surgery now I want to have the tissure expander removed with out having completed the expansion . How is that surgery done and how much time will be out of work?
Avatar n tn I feel as if it is swolen everyday, I get sharp pains, my sturnum aches and under my arm hurts. I had 9 lymph nodes removed at the time of surgery. Is this normal? Do I have what's called Radiation Dermititis and if so, what do I do to feel better and to reduce the swelling? I do want to continue with the expander and an implant after the 6 months is up, I cannot fathom another surgery, that's why I decided not to go with the tram flap.
Avatar n tn I had breast cancer 11 years ago which was treated with a lumpectomy and radiation therapy of the affected breast. The cancer recently returned in the exact same area (only one breast), but this time I opted for a double mastectomy. I want reconstruction and it seems like the tissue expander followed later by silicon breast implants is the easiest approach, but I have heard that tissue expansion should not be used on the side that received the radiation therapy 11 years ago. Is this true?
638895 tn?1223070426 I am debating on having reconstruction surgery with the skin expansion. Can anyone let me know how they did with it and what to expect?
Avatar n tn 47PM I have undergone reconstruction on my left breast and reduction of the right breast. The expanders was removed and the implant placed in two months ago. The left breast is still way too high and too small. When I have on just a T-shirt or anything form fitting I look almost as bad as I did before the implant.
Avatar n tn I had my augmentation 9 months ago and when i had it done my right breast suffered a bad hematoma and it took a long time for it to settle down. However my left breast feels as if it is part of my body where as my right one i can still feel the implant when i lay on my tummy and generally feels uncomfortable. I must stress i have no pain just the feeling that its not part of my body and can feel very uncomfortable at times will this settle down or am i just going to have to accept it?
Avatar n tn How difficult it is to manage the port used to fill the tissue expander? How does one manage the changing sz of the breast during the expansion process? Any other information that you can share? As usual, many thanks to the RN and others who have provided input for the past 10 months. I could not have done without you all.
Avatar n tn Only upon exhalation, I would feel like a popping, or hiccup or spasm just under the left breast, either in the stomach or lung area - not sure which. I have had bariatric sleeve surgery 2 years ago. It lasted about an hour and then went away.
Avatar n tn My mammogram was just fine besides fibrocystic breast disease. I ended up having exploratory surgery and removal of about 12 inches of milk ducts. I had multiple mamary duct papilomas, which are not cancerous. They are like a wart inside of the duct and as they grow, the duct gets little rips in it and bleeds. The ducts are not made for such expansion. I am not sure if an ultrasound would have picked them up or not. I'd try it.
Avatar f tn Even though my doctors assured me that the IGM had not returned I did not believe them. I went in for surgery on May 15 to have tissue expanders put in, I was certain that when they cut me open they would find abscesses. When I awoke in recovery I asked my husband and he said they had NOT found any evidence of the GM. I was so relieved. I'm sure you all are the only people on earth that know the relief I felt. Yesterday was my first tissue expansion and it went well.
Avatar f tn developed MRSA left surgical area 17 days after surgery. Tried antibiotics but eventually removed 'expander' and complete IV therapy. Replaced Left expander 3.20.09 after clearance from Infectious Disease physicians. Drain from spacer removed 03.25.09 only draining 20 cc per day. 03.30.2009 awoke with severe pain left area tenderness, swollen, no fever, or indication of infection. Plastic Surgeon removed 250 cc fluid. 04.01.2009 PS removed another 180 cc. 04.03.
Avatar n tn It has been four and a half weeks since my surgery. I was hoping to get back to my normal breast size which is a D cup. My question is, will the radiation stop the breast reconstuction process? Will the radiation affect the expanders? Will it hurt to wait until I am fully expanded? Please help answer some of these questions. I need some opinions. Thanks This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/261258'>Radiation in tissue expander</a>.
Avatar f tn Due to DCIS, I had a mastectomy of my right breast and a tram flap last May. No chemo, no radioation. The tram flap did not take and I ended up with huge wounds on my abdomen and breast. I am now healed and my plastic surgeon says I can have now an implant placed in my breast area. He suggested I start with an expander, have scar revision done on my tummy, and in about 8 weeks (after the skin has stretched) have implants placed.
172023 tn?1334675884 I had breast cancer 14 years ago, and have had bilateral mastectomies with saline implant reconstruction. I had the first mastectomy/reconstruction at the time of the original cancer 14 years ago, and the second 12 years ago. No prolems with either. I'd like to have them replaced (they are only 200cc implants) with more natural looking silicone implants, and I'd like to go bigger, perhaps a B or small C. Will I necessarily need to have tissue expanders again? I'd hate that.
Avatar f tn When it hurts I just ice it and take a little tylenol or Advil. They actually started expansion at the time of surgery and I will go for my first in office expansion on the 4th, then once a week for several weeks, as long as I can tolerate being done that quickly. I couldn't look at my scar for a week, but know I'm okay. I am considering it a work in progress. I will have the other breast augmented when the expander is removed. I also had an mri. My DCIS never showed on a mammo.
Avatar n tn The center for restorative Breast surgery now offers this option routinely to those women who are either thin and athletic or who for other reasons are not candidates for our procedures that borrow from the abdominal fatty excess. "Stacked" DIEP Flap Pioneered at my surgeon's center, the "stacked Flap" provides another option for the thin woman who needs reconstruction of only one breast.
Avatar n tn I already have a silicone implant in left breast (for 27 years), it is my right breast that is being removed. My P.S. "thinks" I would be happier with a tram flap, but the scars and length of operation scare me. He said that the implants will feel very hard and it will set higher than the other breast. Comments please from those who have just had one removed.
Avatar n tn Therefore, it is theoretically possible that a person could develop further breast problems anywhere in the breast. This is why, in all cases of invasive breast cancer and in many cases of DCIS, radiation therapy is recommended following lumpectomy for local control of disease. A mastectomy would accomplish the same goal in that all the breast tissue would be removed. Depending on risk, mastectomies have been done for prevention.
Avatar n tn There has been some question as to what role ovarian ablation (drying up the ovaries) has in the treatment of early stage breast cancers. This treatment has shown benefit in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, so they are now studying it in terms of adjuvant treatment for early cancers. The reason for doing it would be to further decrease the estrogen available to estrogen-receptive tumors. Ovarian ablation is used far less frequently in the United States.
Avatar f tn 10% of those who did not have the surgery. 2% died of breast cancer, vs. 6% of those who did not have the surgery. 0.4% died of ovarian cancer, vs. 3% of those who did not have the surgery. In regard to your question about pressure to disclose what's going on or even defend your decisions, my view is that even though family and friends are affected by a person's health problems and decisions, that person's feelings, rights, preferences, etc., TRUMP EVERYONE ELSES!!
7923170 tn?1413003104 Soo were on a very short budget and I want to breast feed to help with costs n not to mention its healthy for baby and me... My biggest concern is how to store the breast milk. I have an idea to use jelly jars my gram uses to freeze her strawberry jelly she makes... But I don't know if they would bust... I don't plan on filling them to the very tippie top. But I've looked on amazon and eBay for breast milk storage bags n they're a lot more then what I just paid for 4 similac bottles...