Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: Hi, I am a 36-year-old double mastectomy patient with 600cc implants. I have never felt the same with these implants. Hoping my natural tissue would be more accepted by my body. We fight so hard for our health, this is so hard on me. I am young, I surf and am...
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Q: I was diagnosed in 2016 (47-year-old) with breast cancer and did a double mastectomy with expanders. After numerous tries, the expanders were rejected. At one point my implant fell out of my chest and landed in my lap. I’ve had 16 surgeries since the...
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Q. Hi. I had implants placed at age 19 only to find out my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40. I had my first mammogram and was told I have dense breast tissue, which further increases my risk. Would I be able to do a preventative mastectomy?...
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A. I had a mastectomy of my right breast with reconstruction. The implant has encapsulated three times. Is there another way to replace the implant to avoid another encapsulation? Both doctors weighed in on this question: A. Hi, I’m sorry you are having so much...
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Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q: How long is the surgery for a single mastectomy and reconstruction using my own abdominal fat? A: Hi Patricia. Thank you for your question. The total time for a given surgery is variable and depends on many details. In general, when we have a patient going through...