This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.
Question: I had reconstruction on both breasts in the past 2 year. The left one sits under my arm, and I’m constantly pull it out. Neither look good to me, and I getting fat nacrosis in both. What would you recommend?
Answer: Thank you for your question. I’m sorry you are having problems with your reconstruction. In order to give you specific information, I would need to get the details of what type of breast reconstruction you had. At the Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction, we deal with all types of problems women may have while they are going through breast reconstruction after mastectomy. When women feel that their reconstructed breasts are too far under their arms, we can sometimes resolve that problem with surgery. Dealing with fat necrosis is also not unusual and may also involve surgery to remove it. You may have already discussed these issues with your surgeon who performed your surgery. If not, I strongly recommend you do. If you would like more information from me, let me know—I can have one of our staff contact you for more information. Eventually I would need to see photos of your reconstruction or see you for consultation.
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