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Questions about Delayed Breast Reconstruction.
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|6/28/2008||Dear Lillie After waiting 2 years to have tissue expanders put in (july 07), I had the exchange done in march of this year. Last monday I had to have the left implant removed, which had received radiation after my bilateral mascetomies. During the time between the expanders being put in, and the exchange, the left side was a bit red, but never peeled nor did the skin break down. The left side started then to peel and bleed after the exchange, to the point where it had to be removed. I was just wondering why the implant caused this to happen and not the expander. I know that it might not have worked, but her in Ottawa, Ontario, I don't think there are any qulified surgeons to do the diep or S-Gap. If I came to your clinic, would I have to pay if I am not a US resident?|
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|6/29/2008||i've seen this before... tissue expander does okay but implant doesn't. radiation is the culprit. if you have health insurance then it would be covered here. if you don't then it would be a large out of pocket expense.|
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