This week, Richard M. Kline, Jr. MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question about breast reconstruction.
Question: It has been 30 years since my modified radical mastectomy and I am 65 years old. Am I still a candidate for DIEP.
Answer: If you are in reasonably good health, you may well be a wonderful candidate for natural breast reconstruction with a DIEP, sGAP, or other flap. We have restored many ladies’ breasts many, many years after their mastectomy(ies), and they usually do very well after surgery. It is actually advantageous to enter into the reconstructive operation fully healed, as this speeds operating time, as well as recovery. I would be delighted to speak with you about your options by phone, if you wish, or you are welcome to come for a consultation at any time.
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