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Questions about Delayed Breast Reconstruction.
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|5/30/2009||I had stage 2 breast cancer (left) with lumpectomy, then LND, then 2 more biopsies..then chemo/radiation. I had reconstruction with just implants (bilateral to match). 1 month later, I was hospitalized with MRSA septicemia, hypotension, bilateral pleural effusion and ultimately lost the left implant (and grateful to be alive, I might add!). It's been a year and now I'm looking into reconstruction again, and I am thin, so TRAM flap is out. I went to a plastic surgeon here in Pasadena, Ca. and he recommended lat flap, but I've read on your website that you don't do them anymore? I'm just looking for a way to get things to look normal...any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!|
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|6/1/2009||Our plastic surgeons do lat flap occasionally, but not a first choice since it involves moving muscle. They do not do tram flap but instead DIEP flap for which you also need fat in lower abdomen. They also use flaps from upper buttocks, s-gap and side buttocks for those who do not have abdominal fat to donate. You want a surgeon who is skilled in these procedures. ds|
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