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 Asked: 11/21/2017 I recently saw a plastic surgeon at JHU regarding reconstruction and learned that tissue expanders and the implants are placed over the muscle.
 Asked: 11/20/2017 Hello, My mom had triple negative breast cancer stage 2B/3 she had a modified radical mastectomy on November 13 successful the cancer was contained just in...
 Asked: 11/11/2017 Hello, News about my mom she has stage 2B/3 triple negative breast cancer finished chemo on September 1 and will have surgery November 13 at 10am...
 Asked: 11/7/2017 Hello I would like to like to know the difference between a bilateral mastectomy and a mastectomy modified radical including ancillary lymph nodes?
 Asked: 11/6/2017 Hello, My mother has stage 2b/3 tnbc finished chemo Sept.1 and will have a mastectomy with tissue expander on Nov.13 how long is this surgery?
 Asked: 10/29/2017 I had a bilateral mastectomy plus tissue expanders one week ago.
 Asked: 10/26/2017 If you have a bilateral mastectomy with direct or delayed reconstruction is it ok to have BPs taken or venipunctures in your arms for labwork?
 Asked: 9/26/2017 feb . 2017 I had a mastectomy with expander, month later I had expander out with implant replacement.
 Asked: 9/15/2017 I have used your site for previous questions and it was so helpful, so here we go again.
 Asked: 9/1/2017 Hi Lilly! I had a DMX followed by a bilateral bc reconstruction with shaped silicone implants about two years ago.
 Asked: 8/25/2017 I have expanders in both breasts.When they fill the expanders will your breasts take on a more rounded shape? Mine have not They look...
 Asked: 8/17/2017 I posted a question the other day but I cannot see the reply.
 Asked: 8/17/2017 Had 4th breast surgery 12/28/16, last 2 due to rt breast drooping with large wrinkle under breast.
 Asked: 8/5/2017 Good am, Hopefully this question fits in with this category.
 Asked: 7/16/2017 After a DMX (modified radical mastectomies) and delayed breast reconstruction with expanders and tear drop implants, I had nipples reconstructed with Flap grafts from breasts
 Asked: 7/16/2017 I had a DMX (modified radical mastectomies) and delayed breast reconstruction with expanders and tear drop implants.
 Asked: 7/10/2017 I had a double mastectomy 2/3/2017 after having a positive diagnosis of breast cancer in my right breast with history of cysts in my left.
 Asked: 6/30/2017 How long does one have to wait to take a trip by airline after tissue expansion surgery? We have a flight scheduled for July 3rd...
 Asked: 6/10/2017 I had a double mastectomy nearly 4 weeks ago w/ skin enhancers.
 Asked: 6/8/2017 What can I expect when recovering from the exchange of expanders for implants?
 Asked: 6/6/2017 Thank you for your quick reply. I didn''t think this was normsl.
 Asked: 6/6/2017 I had a mastectomy in April with tissue expansion put in place.
 Asked: 5/30/2017 If you have previously had radiation on one breast and then the cancer comes back so you choose to have a mastectomy, can you still...
 Asked: 5/22/2017 This is another question stemming from the answer to my original question of secondary cancers and expander.
 Asked: 5/21/2017 I had a mastecomy with tissue expander, contracted staph infection and had to remove expander.
 Asked: 5/10/2017 Hi. Not sure if this is the right place for this question, but I am almost 4 years post prophylactic bilateral mastectomy for BRCA 2+.
 Asked: 5/10/2017 Very severe sharp pain by port which is under the breast area.
 Asked: 5/7/2017 Are the doctor at Hopkins still recommending taking antibiotics before any dental cleaning for patients that have tissue expanders or implants? I am...
 Asked: 5/1/2017 I had bmx with tissue expanders 6 days ago.
 Asked: 4/24/2017 I had a double mastectomy with latissimus dorsi and tissue expanders.
 Asked: 4/19/2017 Is it recommended to do tissue expander exchange after chemo but while still receiving herceptin? .
 Asked: 4/10/2017 Thankyou for you reply ! Can you tell me if stromal hyperplasia is anything to be concerned about ? Is it likely to shrink...
 Asked: 4/2/2017 I was recently diagnosed with a blood clot caused from a picc line.
 Asked: 4/2/2017 What are the symptoms of having silicone implants ruptured? I had a DMX, expanders and then recosntruction with Natrelle shapped dual gel silicone implants about...
 Asked: 3/17/2017 I had a TE put in almost 3 weeks ago.
 Asked: 3/14/2017 I think one of my tissue expanders has moved.
 Asked: 2/25/2017 Is it possible to have phantom pain on a subcutaneous mastectomy? I had both breast removed due to high risk, past history and family...
 Asked: 2/18/2017 I recently had fat grafting as a follow-up procedure to my mastectomy with reconstruction (silicone implants).
 Asked: 2/15/2017 I had surgery for a double mastectomy and tissue expander during the same surgery.
 Asked: 2/7/2017 This is in response to my question re DCIS and thank you for the information .i will be calling as suggested.
 Asked: 2/6/2017 I have DCIS stage 0 grade 3.
 Asked: 2/6/2017 Is redness/pinkness normal as skin stretching progresses with expander? It is slightly warm but Tylenol reduces any temp.
 Asked: 2/2/2017 I am one week postop from a BMX with skin/nipple areolar complex sparing, bilateral insertion of tissue expanders and sentinel node biopsy on the left...
 Asked: 1/20/2017 Double Mast.expanders/time of surgery.seroma L side .chemo started .no infect.but L expander removed.
 Asked: 1/19/2017 I had mastectomy and reconstruction with tissue expander 9 months ago,waiting for the final implant.
 Asked: 1/6/2017 My first PS "couldn''t get the TE fully up under" my right pectoralis muscle immediately following my bilateral mastectomy in January, 2016.
 Asked: 12/28/2016 I am 8.5 years out from double mastectomy.
 Asked: 12/21/2016 Greetings! I''m going to have a bilateral mastectomy sometime in early January.
 Asked: 12/13/2016 I had a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders on 11/29.
 Asked: 12/12/2016 Hi Lilly.. I never finished my reconstruction as it made me feel better that I didn''t have to accept what I looked like as I wasn''t finished.
 Asked: 12/4/2016 I have just had my exchange from tissue expander to silicone implant two days ago.
 Asked: 12/1/2016 I am having delayed reconstruction following a double mastectomy two years ago-chemo but no radiation.
 Asked: 11/25/2016 I had a bilateral mastectomy with expanders.
 Asked: 11/9/2016 I''ve had a single mastectomy with immediate tissue expander on 5th October.
 Asked: 11/6/2016 Good morning. I had a DMX, expanders and then silicone implants placed.
 Asked: 11/6/2016 Hi! I had breasts reconstructed with silicone implants.
 Asked: 11/2/2016 I am scheduled for a mastectomy, sentinel lymph node excision with possible axillary lymph node dissection, and immediate breast reconstruction.
 Asked: 10/30/2016 I had preventative double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction due to being diagnosed as BRCA2 positive and having precancerous cells.
 Asked: 10/27/2016 I have had a single mastectomy with immediate tissue expander surgery three weeks ago.
 Asked: 10/25/2016 hopefully last question - 11mm IDC, ER/PR+, Her2neu-, neg genetics, upper medial location, 49yo otherwise healthy and fit, small breast size.
 Asked: 10/10/2016 I had a dbmx on Sept 14th and they put 500cc in the expanders.
 Asked: 9/27/2016 I had a double mastectomy on 9/13/16 which included tissue expanders.
 Asked: 9/25/2016 Had a Bilateral Mastectomy with tissue expanders.
 Asked: 9/23/2016 How much pain is normal after a fill.
 Asked: 9/22/2016 Hi all, I am scheduling a double mastectomy with expanders.
 Asked: 9/20/2016 I had bilateral breast reconstruction with expanders and anatomical silicone implants after a bilateral bc diagnosis.I had nipples reconstructed with a Fleur de Lis Flap...
 Asked: 9/17/2016 How long is the recovery period after having a Mastectomy with Tissue Expander?
 Asked: 9/11/2016 I had a bilateral mastectomy w/MemoryGel silicone implants in 2009.
 Asked: 9/7/2016 Hello. I had a bilateral mastectomy two weeks ago with a tissue expander.
 Asked: 9/7/2016 I had a bilateral mastectomy in September 2014 and now having delayed reconstruction with expanders and implants.
 Asked: 9/1/2016 Hello Please could you advise. I am faced with the option of having either single mastectomy with tissue expanders and strattice or single mastectomy with strattice and direct to implant reconstruction.
 Asked: 8/18/2016 Hi! I had a DMX (modified radical mastectomies), expanders and shapped silicone implants.
 Asked: 8/12/2016 My tissue expanders have been very uncomfortable.
 Asked: 8/11/2016 I had a DMX with delayed breasts reconstruction, exapanders and shapped silicone implants.
 Asked: 8/11/2016 Good afternoon. I had delayed bilateral breast reocnstruction with expanders and after that with anatomical silicone implants, Natrelle dual gel silicone 510MX style, 550 grs each one.
 Asked: 8/4/2016 My breast expanders were removed after chemo and 36 rounds of radiation.
 Asked: 7/27/2016 Had skin sparing DMX with tissue expanders placed 5/5/16, after reading on different blogs about pain after implants I decided I wanted to do DIEP...
 Asked: 7/17/2016 I had a left mastectomy in 2007, I just decided this year to have reconstruction.
 Asked: 7/17/2016 Hello, I had B mastectomy 2 months ago with one micro SLNB and one of 3 macro (5 mm) SLNB.
 Asked: 7/17/2016 I had a double mastectomy with tissue expander on 6-28-16.
 Asked: 7/11/2016 I developed an infection in my expander 5 weeks after surgery.
 Asked: 7/10/2016 I had a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expander placed.
 Asked: 7/7/2016 Greetings, my wife had a double and the expanders were put in at the same time.
 Asked: 7/3/2016 I''ve completed my tissue expansion and I''m awaiting my surgery for implants.
 Asked: 7/1/2016 I had a bilateral mastectomy on 4/20/16 with tissue expanders put in.
 Asked: 6/30/2016 I had a bilateral mastectomy on 5/25/16 and had tissue expander place the same day had two fills so far plastic surgeon said I need...
 Asked: 6/6/2016 My wife received a radical mastectomy 30 years ago this summer.
 Asked: 6/2/2016 Just had my expanders removed with 800cc implants placed.
 Asked: 5/17/2016 Hi Lillie, what are your thoughts on reconstruction with tissue expanders versus direct implants? It sounds like I would qualify for either, and the...
 Asked: 4/29/2016 I am almost 3 weeks out from a bilateral mastectomy, and tissue expander was placed on my left.
 Asked: 4/21/2016 My double mastectomy was 09/28/15 with expanders at the same time.
 Asked: 4/19/2016 I had a mastectomy about three weeks ago.
 Asked: 4/18/2016 Above the muscle of below ? Pros and cons? After double mastectomy with immediate expanders .
 Asked: 4/15/2016 I have been diagnosed with Lobular invasive and LCIS.
 Asked: 4/13/2016 I had a Left Masectomy in Summer of 2015 with a breast expander put in at time of surgery.
 Asked: 4/13/2016 I am emailing because I am a bit worried.
 Asked: 4/2/2016 My surgery was done 5 weeks ago I have 420 cc already.
 Asked: 4/2/2016 I have had bilateral skin sparing mastectomies for ductal insitu cancer on right and classical lobular cancer on left(found later--tomosynthesis).
 Asked: 3/25/2016 I had bilateral modified radical mastectomies, expanders and anatomical silicone implants.
 Asked: 3/25/2016 Hi!I had DMX(both breasts with modified radical mastectomy), no radiation.Then I had delayed breasts reconstruction with expanders.I had anatomical silicone implants placed about 8 weeks...

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