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 Asked: 12/4/2018 I had a bilateral mastectomy 2 weeks ago due to LCIS, cancer in both breasts, and BRCA2 gene findings.
 Asked: 11/8/2018 I had a double mast with DIEP 5 years ago...
 Asked: 10/11/2018 Hi. I am 5 years out from bilateral LD flaps and silicone implants for bilateral DCIS - multiple sites.
 Asked: 9/11/2018 Is there a general age when flap reconstruction is advised against? Is it advisable at age 65, age 70? Certainly there is a cutoff at some point.
 Asked: 9/11/2018 What is the role of expanders in DIEP flap reconstruction? I thought expanders were used for implants only.
 Asked: 8/30/2018 Hi, I was recently diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer, but have decided to go for a bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 8/13/2018 Is DIEP Flap considered a standard treatment for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy and is it FDA Approved?
 Asked: 8/9/2018 Does John''s Hopkins have a surgeon who has treated a ventral hernia after DIEP Flap reconstruction? My sister had a double mastectomy with reconstruction in...
 Asked: 8/9/2018 For the DEIP flap reconstruction what should your bmi be?
 Asked: 8/6/2018 Hi Lillie, you helped me in the past and I yet again am reaching out to you.
 Asked: 7/23/2018 I am faced with bilateral mastectomy and want to do reconstruction right away.
 Asked: 6/15/2018 In discussing autologous reconstruction at a breast clinic, I was told I might not have enough stomach fat to use.
 Asked: 5/21/2018 Questions in case the stomach cannot be the source of fat in flap reconstruction.
 Asked: 5/10/2018 Considering a prophylatic double mastectomy with flap reconstruction due to LCIS.
 Asked: 5/3/2018 Patient wants PBMX and flap reconstruction. After the bilateral mastectomy part, I assume the tissue is biopsied.
 Asked: 4/27/2018 I weightlift at moderate weight for fun and fitness.
 Asked: 4/27/2018 Had BMX with Diep March 2017. Upper abdomen gets swolllen almost everyday with right side bulging more than left.
 Asked: 4/25/2018 A previous response: "...mastectomies that preserve the nipple plus an envelope of breast skin are as safe as surgeries that remove even more tissue." So you...
 Asked: 4/23/2018 2 questions 1) From what I''ve seen, small breasted women (A cup) seem to have slightly less complications during mastectomy and reconstruction
 Asked: 4/9/2018 In the rare instance that breast cancer does reappear after a double mastectomy, does the reduced amount of remaining tissue make it harder or easier...
 Asked: 4/9/2018 Are there any statistics on how many patients die during the breast reconstruction surgery? If so, are the stats detailed to show which type of...
 Asked: 4/3/2018 Does a mastectomy cause vaginal burning? I know that treatments for breast cancer can cause this, but does the mere lack of breasts which...
 Asked: 3/30/2018 Although I only had a core biopsy, lumpectomy with radiation times five weeks whole breast, axillary nodes and supraclavicular I have permanent arm, shoulder pain
 Asked: 3/19/2018 How do you feel the John Hopkins surgeons get a better response of no chronic post op pain from any breast surgery? If Johns Hopkins surgeons...
 Asked: 3/14/2018 How does chronic pain after mastectomy differ with the type of reconstruction that is done, if any is done? Does reconstruction increase or decrease...
 Asked: 3/14/2018 I have been seeing statistics on chronic pain that never goes away after a mastectomy (or double).
 Asked: 3/9/2018 will I need physical therapy after mastectomy? And is mastectomy operation is consider a complicated surgery?
 Asked: 2/26/2018 Hello- had a bilateral diep flap a few months ago.
 Asked: 2/26/2018 4 yrs ago BMX (R CA) expanders SNB (0/9) cording, seroma, necrosis = more sx to fix & L side ''tweaked''= now an open hole!..
 Asked: 2/13/2018 I went for a consultation for a prophylactic Diep Flap.
 Asked: 2/2/2018 I had skin necrosis after DIEP and lost a bit of volume.
 Asked: 1/22/2018 Hi, I am considering a skin and nipple sparing DIEP reconstruction following bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 1/20/2018 I had stage 2 breast ca triple neg tx with lumpectomy, TAC and XRT.
 Asked: 12/28/2017 Hello! I had a bilateral mastectomy with diep flap reconstruction little more than 2 months ago for extensive DCIS in one breast (confirmed by pathology)
 Asked: 12/26/2017 DIEP reconstruction 5+ years ago and have a small sore on left breast.
 Asked: 11/1/2017 Is it possible to pregnant and carry a baby normally after a trans flap using muscle.
 Asked: 10/12/2017 Hi I had a tram flap done about 3-4 years ago.
 Asked: 10/8/2017 Hi! Thank you for replying to our doubts.
 Asked: 10/3/2017 Hello Lillie - I am getting a double mastectomy and DIEP Flap reconstruction next week.
 Asked: 10/2/2017 had diep flap reconstruction 10 days ago, thought I was healing great, only have 2 drains left, today hip is bleeding around tube, not majorly,...
 Asked: 9/13/2017 I have had a unilateral skin sparing mastectomy with a space holder inserted pending a phased DIEP reconstruction.
 Asked: 9/3/2017 It has been 12 years since I had tram flap on my left breast about a year later had a implant on right.
 Asked: 8/24/2017 I am facing a double mastectomy for multicentric DCIS in left breast and ADH in right breast.
 Asked: 7/19/2017 Can you speak a little about SGAP.
 Asked: 7/13/2017 I had bilateral SGAP and finished stage 2 a couple of months ago at another place.
 Asked: 7/10/2017 I am considering having a DIEP reconstruction after a preventative bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 7/2/2017 I had SGAP reconstruction two weeks ago at another place.
 Asked: 6/20/2017 I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my left breast in 2004.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 Hello, I had DIEP flap 6 months ago, and experience unpleasant complication in the form of swollen abdomen above the scar.
 Asked: 6/6/2017 Hello, I am preparing to have a mastectomy (left)w/DIEP Flap and reduction on the right breast.
 Asked: 5/8/2017 I had tram flap surgery in 2012 for one breast in Sacramento at Kaiser with a good plastic surgeon.
 Asked: 4/21/2017 Not sure if this is the right place for this question.
 Asked: 3/23/2017 I had diep flap surgery March 13th, 2017.
 Asked: 3/17/2017 Is chronic pain a side effect of pedicled TRAM flaps? what about permanent weight lifting restrictions? .
 Asked: 3/12/2017 In 2011, I had a pedicled tram with no mesh.
 Asked: 3/10/2017 Thank you for this service. Before posting two days ago, I had already checked PubMed with no success.
 Asked: 3/9/2017 Would you please provide a source and/or citation for the statistic that in 2005, the complication rate for bulge/hernia for TRAM flap reconstruction was already...
 Asked: 3/3/2017 I had a unilateral mastectomy with saline implant last year.
 Asked: 2/26/2017 Was the 38% bulge/hernia rate for bilateral TRAM Flaps known in 2005? What was known risk then? Why would anyone recommend it with such a...
 Asked: 2/25/2017 Follow-up Q to the one I just submitted: What was the bulge/hernia rate for TRAM flaps in 2005? .
 Asked: 2/25/2017 I had double TRAM flaps in 2005 by someone unaffiliated w/ Johns Hopknis.
 Asked: 2/23/2017 I''m scheduled for a contralateral diep flap in a week after going through 2 biopsies and a lumpectomy and the result was multi focal DCIS...
 Asked: 2/13/2017 I had a mastectomy done n 98 with a tram flap.
 Asked: 1/31/2017 I had a unilateral mastectomy in August, 2016 and am ready for reconstruction.
 Asked: 1/15/2017 When I was originally diagnosed with breast cancer I had a mastectomy and Tram Flap reconstruction (1994).
 Asked: 11/19/2016 Just had lumpectomy for 1.5 cm Grade3 94% ERPR positive and Hers + lesion.
 Asked: 11/6/2016 MY mother 67 years old was diagnosed with breast cancer about 15 days back.
 Asked: 10/23/2016 I had unilateral mastectomy 11/12/15. On 6/6/16, had left breast reconstruction with saline implant and fat grafting and right breast lift.
 Asked: 8/29/2016 I had a tram flap reconstruction in 2012, that I have immediately regretted.
 Asked: 7/31/2016 I had a delayed Bilateral DIEP reconstruction 6 weeks ago after Chemo, bilateral mastectomy, radiation and herception.
 Asked: 7/31/2016 I was diagnosed with stage 1BC Jan 2015.
 Asked: 7/24/2016 Hello, JH. Can a plastic surgeon do breast reconstruction on one breast WITHOUT a tummy tuck? Also, how many different ways can a right mastectomy be done...
 Asked: 7/12/2016 is reconstruction surgery possible after double mastectomy? How long would you have to wait? .
 Asked: 7/7/2016 My Plastic Surgeon (microsurgeon) is unable to do immediate recon.
 Asked: 6/20/2016 I was diagnosed with invasive lobular 4 years ago (4.9 cm by MRI).
 Asked: 6/6/2016 What are the pros and cons of the diep flap verses getting implants.
 Asked: 5/27/2016 I had a bilateral Mastectomy w flap reconstruction in 2007 at JH.
 Asked: 5/4/2016 Hi Lillie, I''ve read your responses in which you recommend women come to JH for reconstruction.
 Asked: 4/28/2016 I have had terrible spasms in my stomach since my diep flap surgery.
 Asked: 4/28/2016 Hi, I had bc when I was 25.
 Asked: 4/21/2016 I have glycogen rich clear cell carcinoma and am scheduled for a mastectomy May 12.
 Asked: 4/13/2016 I am 41 & single, just got diagnosed with DCIS, extensive family history.
 Asked: 4/6/2016 I am in the process of deciding whether to have the implant replaced on my breast due to overgrowth of scar tissue or tram flap surgery.
 Asked: 4/4/2016 I am 56 years old and have was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma.
 Asked: 3/31/2016 had wanted a "A" cup maybe "B".
 Asked: 3/31/2016 I had bilateral mastectomy in 2011 with diep flap the following year.
 Asked: 3/14/2016 Hi. I had a bilateral mastectomy and DIEP flap surgery at Hopkins in 2009.
 Asked: 3/13/2016 Hello, I had mastectomy with reconstruction LD flap 10 years ago.
 Asked: 3/11/2016 I had a tram flap reconstruction on my left side 2 years ago.
 Asked: 2/16/2016 Is it possible to add a small implant over the muscle after a bilateral diep flap done 8 years ago? If so, what are...
 Asked: 2/16/2016 I am flying all the way from Florida, after a very long and daunting chemotherapy treatment-and i want to meet with both a surgeon and...
 Asked: 2/11/2016 Capsular contrature of left breast. Following bilateral masectomy with expanders then inplants.
 Asked: 2/7/2016 I had a latissimus dorsi flap right breast in 2014 with placement of implant.
 Asked: 1/24/2016 i am scheduled for a double mastectomy and have been confused if i should receive breast implants or flap reconstruction.
 Asked: 12/31/2015 I am 10 days out from bilat.
 Asked: 11/28/2015 I had a lumpectomy with radiation, but now may need a dmx soon.
 Asked: 11/23/2015 My last chemo treatment was 11/6/15 and plan on having a double mastectomy with tissue expander on 12/16/15.
 Asked: 11/18/2015 I may have to have bilateral mastectomies soon.
 Asked: 10/20/2015 Thank you for your help. Just to clarify your answer please, I have already had the latissimus dorsi flap done and it is excruciatingly tight and hurts my back.
 Asked: 10/13/2015 H, I am a previous lumpectomy, radiation BC patient (2011) and last March 2015 had a bilateral mastectomy (@JH) with tissue expander.

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