This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.
Question: Had a radical on one side and a more common one on the other due to cancer. Can you help?
Answer: If you have some extra skin and fat on your abdomen, buttocks, or thighs, then there may be a good chance we can use that to reconstruct you. It can be very difficult or even impossible to reconstruct a radical mastectomy defect with an implant, but if we are able to use your own tissue it could potentially be very straightforward, depending on the particulars of your situation.
I would be happy to call and discuss your situation in more detail, if you wish.
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