• Reconstructive Surgery

    Asked by tnblondee on Friday, April 21, 2017

    Reconstructive Surgery

    Has anyone had a successful breast implant after a lumpectomy and radiation? I'm considering one but am hearing alot of horror stories about infection or implant rejection...TIA

    3 Answers from the Community

    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      I had breast implants after a double mastectomy, chemo, and radiation. I have not had any problems with them in the almost 2 years that I have had them. My left side which is the one that had radiation is not as soft and sits a little higher, but otherwise, I am happy with the results. Take care.

      about 1 month ago
    • Judytjab's Avatar
      Judytjab

      I also had breast implants after a double mastectomy in August 2014 and I have had no problems at all and am very pleased with the outcome. I did not have chemo or radiation so that might make a difference. I also had the 3D nipple tattoos and best part of it is I don't have to wear a bra. Best of luck to you. Choose the best plastic surgeon you can find and get a second opinion.

      about 1 month ago
    • akwendi's Avatar
      akwendi

      Thank you for posting this question. I will be undergoing reconstruction in a month and I too have seen so many negative things. And started to worry about the decision I had made. I was fortunate enough to talk to someone at one of my chemo sessions who was super positive and had been through the reconstruction process already! I believe that a lot of how things go depends on your attitude. Ask questions and feel comfortable with your doctor. Fortunately, I had had a breast lift about 4 years ago, so already had a relationship with the doctor that will be doing my reconstruction. Keep good thoughts and blessings to you!

      about 1 month ago

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