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Questions about Delayed Breast Reconstruction.
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|1/4/2011||I had a lumpectomy with radiation 15 years ago...I have been diagnosed with another tumor same breast. I am considering bilateral mastectomy.Is it possible that enough time has passed to allpw for saline or silicon implants/ I am 58 years old.|
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|1/4/2011||sorry you have to revisit this, and with such a long time between original and recurrence too. Strangely enough length of time doesn't have a bearing on whether or not implants will work with previously radiated tissue. you would be best served, assuming you have some tunny, hiney or inner thigh fat, to do an autologous flap instead taking NO muscle. so a DIEP, S-GAP or TUG flap. (these are reconstruction options now available since you were diagnosed before) You can certainly try implants and kind of test drive them and see if they work for you, but realize that you might want to switch them out for fatty tissue instead. if you want to come our way we are happy to help you. just call 443-287-2778.|
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