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Implant removal on one side and DEIP flap on the other

I was diagnosed with DCIS over 20 years ago. Right breast mastectomy with DEIP flap procedure. Silicone implant on the left. In those 20 years my implant is painfully encapsulated and my DEIP procedure has been getting hard over the passing years. I just relocated to Virginia so I don't know anyone to ask for a referral to a plastic surgeon. I don't know where to begin to find a plastic surgeon to consult for removal. Any suggestions, where do I begin?


  • parakeetsrule
    parakeetsrule Member Posts: 605
    edited January 2022

    Might help to narrow it down. Where in Virginia? How far are you willing to travel? Northern VA, DC, and Maryland all have great hospitals and surgeons. Not sure about other parts of VA though.

  • minustwo
    minustwo Member Posts: 13,070
    edited January 2022

    Here's the link for NCI designated hospitals. I'd imagine they have good plastic surgeons associated with them.

    Like Parakeets says, if you state where you are & how far you're willing to travel, someone will likely be able to add recommends.

    Edited - sorry the link did not post. Here it is again.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 7,888
    edited January 2022

    Buda, we're sorry you're going through this. Would you be willing to travel for a revision consult ?If so, you could also consult with The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, albeit in New Orleans.