Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Q: I have a high BMI, but no diabetes, no high cholesterol, no weight-related illnesses and I exercise six days a week and do two days of strength training. My diet is all vegetarian and mostly plant-based. Would there be a consideration for DIEP with a BMI of over 35...
Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: I am thin and I already had a tummy tuck seven years ago. I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in January, and I’ve had my bilateral mastectomy and wanted to know the different options of reconstruction. I’ll be going through radiation treatments in a week,...
Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: Does delayed reconstruction with radiation impact the success of ReSensation? From what I have been hearing in the other videos, I expect after radiation that resensation is not likely at all? A: Breast reconstruction with natural tissue is very successful after...
Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: Hello, I am a breast cancer survivor with a double mastectomy. I had implants and I’m not satisfied with the outcome. My insurance probably won’t cover getting them redone. How much is the basic cost? Gail: Oh, that’s not good. Why won’t they consider a revision?...
Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: My sister had breast cancer and is about to have a mastectomy. She is confused about which implant is safest: saline, silicone, or her own fat. A: Hello! Thanks for reaching out to us through our website chat. Here is information on which implants were taken off of...
Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: I just read your reply regarding latissimus flap reversal. Mine was performed in fall of 2016 post double mastectomy, radiation (26 rounds) were started after healing from mastectomy. Unfortunately I was “over-radiated” on right side and was informed...

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