Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Q: I have had a bilateral mastectomy. I am interested in seeing what it looks like when women are able to use body tissue to recreate breast tissue. I do not want implants. I live in a small, underserved community, and I am meeting with a plastics doctor on Feb 3. My...
Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Question: Is it damaging to the heart and/or lungs to have breast implants and capsules removed with no cushioning or fat protection remaining to shield against cold or trauma? Also, is cushioning with fat done during capsulectomy or with a later, second surgery? I am...
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?...