This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.
Question: I am 57 years old and a 10 year BC survivor. I had bilateral mastectomy in 06 followed up with expander and implants. I am tired of the painful implants and want reconstruction with fat transfer. I would like to have transfer alone without muscle movement. Do any of your Doctors do this procedure?
Answer: Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear that you are having problems with your implant breast reconstruction. We specialize in breast reconstruction using your own natural fatty tissue without sacrificing your important muscles. When patients are having implant type problems we can offer them an option that includes replacing their implants with their own fatty tissue and repairing the chest muscle that is now bothering you.
Since 2002 our practice has helped many women with problems similar to what you describe. I would be glad to give you more information about your specific situation. Let me know I could have my staff contact you for more specifics and set up a time we could talk over the phone. Just let me know what is most convenient for you.
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