Reconstruction after Radiation in COVID
I had DCIS in 2015 which was treated with lumpectomy and radiation. I was diagnosed with triple negative couple of weeks ago. After few appointments with general surgeon, Oncologist and Plastic surgeon, it looks like double mastectomy is the best route for me due to my history. I am tired of getting stressed out every year when I go for mammogram. However, Plastic Surgeon thinks implants is not good on radiated side. This is from the hospital closer to me. I had lumpectomy done at MGH at Boston before. I do not want to go there this time as its covid times, my surgeon talked to the surgeon at MGH and according to them, they don't do flap for radiation breast, they do implant for last 3-4 years and are getting good results.
Anyone got implant on radiated side and have a sucess? This is very confusing and don't know what I should do. Also, please let me know how the recovery was and how long.
I have read topics for the same issue here, but I would like some current experience if possible as medical world keeps changing.