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Avatar n tn i had a lumpectomy 3 years ago. finished ny chemo in december 05 and finished radiation in march 06, i am 51 years old and would like to reconstruct, can an implant be used This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/261359'>breast reconstruction after lumpectomy</a>.
Avatar f tn Hi. I'd like to know if all breast reconstruction surgeries with implants placed under pectoral muscle ends to have "breast deformity" when the pectoral muscle is flexed. Can this be avoided? How? Are silicone implants safe or do they put in risk women to have a type of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)? How often does this happen? Do they produce any toher side effects? Which ones? What about fatigue? Thanks.
Avatar f tn I am 50 and recently had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction with an expander and then saline implants. If I had it to do over again I would not do the reconstruction. I have not been comfortable in my own skin since the mastectomy 7 months ago. There has been a lot of pain involved with the expander and also with the implants interacting with my pectoralis muscles. The implants don't look or feel like breasts and they get in the way of my arms.
Avatar n tn I am not really into implants. I would prefer a fat transfer, your own fat to place in the breast. Check out some sites I'm sure a lot of reconstructive surgeon know this.
Avatar f tn Breast Reconstruction replace with "I had dx of DCIS Stage 0 Grade 3..." sorry for the error.
Avatar f tn //www.medhelp.org/posts/Breast-Cancer/Trans-flap-vs-implants/show/1308880?personal_page_id=384050 This additional link below,(Sue Young) also gives important suggestions compiled from posts on pre and post-surgery preparations http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Breast-Cancer/How-can-I--prepare-for-my-bilateral-mastectomy/show/1227057?personal_page_id=384050#post_5678838 I really hope that this will help a little and I wish you the best and good luck on whatever you decide.
Avatar f tn I actually have many questions. First, I had a double mastectomy almost 3 years ago with just an expander and silicone implants. Cancer had occurred 3 times, 2 times on the right and once on the left, so I decided to do a double mastectomy. I am still not finished the completion of reconstruction, as the one breast is off center and lower then the other one, and also has a dent in it.
Avatar f tn And, if you are having radiation, you absolutely CAN have an implant after radiation. But, you need to have it done by someone who specializes in breast reconstruction after radiation. This is a new field really, emerging - now that the law requires insurance companies to pay for reconstruction - it has created a medical niche. I don't know where you are located geographically, but there are many specialists in CA that work just with this very situation. You have options.
1790532 tn?1329313506 I had a bilateral skin sparing mastectomies in both breast with immediate reconstruction using silicone implants and alloderm. The cancer was in my left breast. I just had a MRI of both my reconstructions about 10 days ago, don't know the results as yet. I had the MRI because of nasty pain in my left reconstruction. Now, my right reconstructed breast is giving me grief with extreme internal itching! I had my surgery back in October of 2011.
Avatar f tn i had stage 1 breast cancer diagnosed Dec 2008, in both breasts resulting in a double masectomy. I have gone through implants and nipple reconstruction. last week i had one breast very tender, red and feverish. I went to my surgeon yesterday. She sent me for a sonogram and now I'm scheduled for a MRI tomorrow. Anyone ever have a situation like this? I was hoping it was an abscess, but now worried it could be return of cancer. I hear there is one breast cancer with these symptoms.
Avatar m tn //www.medhelp.org/posts/Breast-Cancer/Trans-flap-vs-implants/show/1308880?
Avatar f tn My mastectomy and all breast reconstruction was covered by my insurance. If you live in the US it is a federal law, you can look it up under "1998 Federal Breast Reconstruction Law". Also before I had the reconstruction (but post mastectomy) my breast prostheses were covered by insurance as well, including 6 bras to hold the prostheses. The 3 separate general anesthesia surgeries in one year was not easy.
Avatar f tn However the plastic surgeon that I selected to do the reconstruction, although a great guy, was going to place the final silicone implants through the areola site and do a "purse string closure". I had agreed to a graft for the areola to help cover /hide the incisions with the hope that the breasts would look unscarred.
561921 tn?1216605621 Though it may be true that nothing can be done to salvage the implants and the remaining breast skin and tissues, I believe that there are other alternatives or forms of breast reconstruction, mainly through use of myocutaneous flaps (most popular is the TRAM flap). This would require getting a portion of muscles and skin in other areas of the body to be placed or grafted in the breast area.
Avatar n tn Perforator flaps represent the state of the art in breast reconstruction. Replacing the skin and soft tissue removed at mastectomy with soft, warm, living tissue is accomplished by borrowing skin and fatty tissue from the abdomen or hip. This is accomplished without sacrificing muscles and strength. This is the surgery that I had and I'm thrilled with my results.
Avatar f tn I am 2 weeks post breast radiation, 33 treatments. The breast is continuing to decrease in size. I didn't tolerate the treatments very well, & have large areas of discoloration under the arm, to the boost site on the front of the breast, and under the breast; but know that the discoloration will probably resolve. At a recent breast cancer support group meeting a member told me there was a type of reconstruction for lumpectomy where a tiny implant is inserted to the tumor site.
Avatar f tn Hi! I had a mastectomy of my right breast with immediate reconstruction via implants in May, 2008. I had complications and had multiple surgeries to correct the issues, the last being in 2011. Lately, I have began to experience pain in that breast. Sometimes it's sharp, with a small dull ache all of the time. I've scheduled a mammogram to have it checked, but am wondering if this is normal. Has anyone else suffered with this same symptom?