I'm scheduled to have my implants removed next month as part of my post-mastectomy DIEP. However, the Stage I and Stage II I see described in many posts isn't what my PS has planned. My Stage I surgery is only on my abdomen - something about isolating the blood flow to the tissue that will be transferred, so the remaining…
Diep flap surgery after 10 year old implant removal?
Has anyone had their implant removed and gotten the deip flap surgery?
DIEP - supporting core muscles long term after surgery
Hi – I had my procedure done a little over a year ago. I still have a lot of weakness in my core muscles. I'm doing exercises to help with that (yoga, rowing, physical therapy), but this lack of support gives me a lot of back pain. I try to remind myself as often as I can to engage my core muscles, but it's just not…
Seeking DIEP recovery stories
I had a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders and am now trying to decide between implants and DIEP reconstruction. If you have had DIEP reconstruction, here's what I'm curious about: - How did you make your decision? - What was recovery was like? - How long ago was your surgery and how you feel about the outcome?…
CMS Will Maintain Breast Reconstruction Codes
Cheers to the most incredible community! We did it!!!💕 We are thrilled to share and help spread the news that as of yesterday, CMS announced their decision to maintain HCPCS codes S2068, S2067, and S2068, and it will not sunset their availability on December 31, 2024. We are so grateful for your advocacy efforts over the…
Diep vs Implants after partial mastectomy and mammoplasty
Hi there, I was diagnosed with metaplastic TNBC in my R breast in Dec 2021 at the age of 32. I have since undergone 8 rounds of dense chemotherapy, a partial mastectomy and mammoplasty, radiation therapy and 6 rounds of capecitabine chemo pills. I had a scare at my recent mammogram which required a stereotactic biopsy. My…