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Questions about Delayed Breast Reconstruction.
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|12/8/2010||I had cancer and a radical mastectomy on my right side 30 years ago when I was 29. I have been cancer free since. I had an implant one year later and lived with the unsatisfactory results for 25 years. I then decided to replace the implant because of concern with leakage and that most implants are not for a lifetime. I was hoping for new and improved results. I have an implant that turned out smaller than my left side and am now considering for it to be replaced. Also because of natural aging and drooping I have been told that it is recommended that I consider an implant on my left side to balance out the right. What is your recommendation and thoughts about doing an implant on healthy breast? What are the risks and what happens when the implant is removed? I would not be getting a large implant approximately 100cc on left and 350cc right. HELP|
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|12/8/2010||Rather than going the implant route, consider redoing your reconstructed side with a DIEP flap. provide natural mammary fold and softness and texture that a real breast has. can be made to match to our natural breast and if needed your natural breast can get a lift at the same time.|
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