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Options for reconstruction when you've had radiation previously

jonib Member Posts: 85

I have breast cancer for the third time but had lumpectomy and radiation with prior breast cancer. I am having consults with plastic surgeons for DIEP surgery. For the second time this week, my husband has asked me if there are any other options (don't think he realized how large a surgery this is). I previously told him the Goldilocks method (which I am not interested in) or going flat. The failure rate for implants when a woman has already had radiation is very high and most doctors do not recommend it but I told him to ask the next doctor we consult with next week. Are there any other options anyone can think of? I don't think so.