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 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...
 Asked: 3/24/2016 I am a RN who works the floor and very anxious to get back to work.
 Asked: 3/22/2016 What is to be expected with delayed reconstruction.
 Asked: 3/22/2016 I have had a tissue expander in place for 8+ weeks, an original JP drain in place due to excess fluid ( average 100 cc daily out put).
 Asked: 3/22/2016 Is possible for a tissue expander access port to flip over? .
 Asked: 3/14/2016 about Vinnie Myers could you please leave a good number for him I could call thanks.
 Asked: 3/13/2016 I had b/l mastectomy with reconstruction with silicone implants.
 Asked: 3/11/2016 Can I have a breast reconstruction with tissue expander right after mastectomy if I had end 20 month ago radiotherapy on that breast? .
 Asked: 3/9/2016 I believe my plastic surgeon said that if I have a silicone breast implant I will need follow-up MRIs WITHOUT contrast after 3 then 2 years.
 Asked: 3/4/2016 Has anyone had nipple necrosis after a nipple sparing mastectomy .
 Asked: 2/28/2016 Had left skin sparing mastectomy with tissue expander a month ago.
 Asked: 2/28/2016 Tissue expanders in 2 1/2 months. Pressure type pain is mostly gone, but I now have pain at original mastectomy scar line on the radiated breast side.
 Asked: 2/22/2016 I was diagnosed with DCIS stage 0 involving the left breast.
 Asked: 2/17/2016 I had a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy (due to positive BRCA1 genetic mutation test) on Jan 25th.
 Asked: 2/17/2016 I had a unilateral left breast mastectomy with immediate TE placement October 23, 2014.
 Asked: 2/15/2016 I''m only two weeks out from having Bilateral Mastectomy with expanders.
 Asked: 2/5/2016 I had a bilateral masectomy 7-28-15 with breast extenders.
 Asked: 2/2/2016 I completed neoadjuvant chemo for an aggressive, stage IIIc IDC/DCIS of 8cm.
 Asked: 1/22/2016 I had a double mastectomy and now have tissue expanders.
 Asked: 1/3/2016 I am almost 6 weeks post-surgery done at JH for bilateral with tissue expanders placed with 200 cc''s.
 Asked: 1/3/2016 Has anybody tissue expander moved out of its place? .
 Asked: 12/23/2015 HI. I had lumpectomy on my right breast april 2014+chemo+radiation for a pure mucinous breast cancer T1 N0M0.
 Asked: 12/17/2015 I had previously made a mistake about which side was experiencing pain. Here we go again :) -- Had a mastectomy with tissue expander on my left...
 Asked: 12/17/2015 Had a mastectomy with tissue expander on my left breast and breast augmentation on right breast.
 Asked: 11/30/2015 I had a double mastectomy with expanders inserted.
 Asked: 11/21/2015 Diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma 11 years ago (age 33), Tumor was Triple Negative, had left side mastectomy with tissue expander reconstructive surgery
 Asked: 11/21/2015 i am 11 days post op with tissue expanders and daily at some point get these hot stabbing pains to center right breast area.
 Asked: 11/12/2015 I had stage one, grade one lobular carcinoma in the left breast three years ago, seen every 6 months.
 Asked: 11/3/2015 I''m receiving neoadjuvant CTX for clinical Stage 2 IDC and I''m still deciding between MX and BCS.
 Asked: 11/1/2015 I have mastectomy last year at the right breast and took tamoxifen, after a year, after annual ultra sound, found another on the left and...
 Asked: 10/30/2015 I am 65 and in excellent health except for this out of the blue lobular and ductile cancer stage 1.
 Asked: 10/22/2015 I had a double mastectomy about 6 weeks ago where they spared my nipples and skin.
 Asked: 10/22/2015 I had a bilateral mastectomy my tissue expanders are so painful.
 Asked: 10/19/2015 How soon after a bilateral mastectomy with reconstructive surgery can you travel by airplane?
 Asked: 10/16/2015 I had a mastectomy on 4/20/15 for invasive lobular carcinoma with axillary node removal (nodes were clean) on left side due to the carcinoma being...

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