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    Sunshine123 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Breast Cancer reconstruction

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      MarianneT

      NYC has a Hope Lodge. I wonder if you can contact them for help if you find a surgeon there. anyway I had silicone implants. Unfortunately In had enough belly to do either surgery. Some do not have the option due to body type. I chose implants because I was still a bit shaken (diagnosis to surgery decision was about 2 weeks and surgery 2 weeks after that). Iwanted a shorter recovery and my plastic surgeon assured me he will swap out my implants to do the flap if I did not like the results. If I did the flap it is not reversible. I felt like I wanted my surgery immediately and I could figure out if I wanted to change the implants down the road. It just worked well for me emotionally this way. Oh and I chose silicone over saline because it is much softer. Feels pretty natural. at this point I think I am keeping the implants and not doing the other surgery. Good luck to you

      almost 4 years ago
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      Ladykarla

      I had the flap surgery. The expanders will go in after my radiation treatments are finished. I am using Dr. Jackson (Columbus, Indiana) who is an expert in the field. I've seen his portfolio. He does excellent work. At this point he plans to do a tummy tuck and use my own tissue or second choice is the gummies. He has a tremendously good reputation. I suggest you call the American Cancer Society and see if they can find some place you can stay or a volunteer you can stay with. They are a fantastic help. Then consult with a flap surgeon if that is what you prefer. Don't be sorry later. I suggest you do what YOU want.

      almost 4 years ago
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      I live in Ulster county and have seen a plastic surgeon. In the Bronx. She is one of the few who does d flap. I havent had any work done but she offered to contact another patient who lives near me so I could ask about her experience. If you would like the doctors number I ll send it to you. She was really nice., down to earth and warm, things usually lacking from ame doctors.

      almost 4 years ago
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    I asked a question yesterday regarding reconstruction options post mastectomy. I'm not good with the computer-----started late in life to learn. Anyway, I want to thank all the people who were kind enough to take the time to give me their answers. They were very helpful. God bless you all.

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