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Forum: Breast Reconstruction —

Talk with others facing decisions about whether or not to have breast reconstruction, and if so, what type and when.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2021 11:42PM - edited Jun 25, 2021 12:51AM by LoverofJesus

LoverofJesus wrote:

Is there anyone out there that has had a non skin sparing mastectomy with implants? Or expanders first then implants? I cannot find anything about it online. And surely there are people.

Surely not everyone that has non skin sparing has a Dflap! Isn't there anyone that has had some skin grafted only and implants???

I just trying to do research on my future surgery and can't find anything

Thank you guys in advance!

Dx 5/22/2021, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/15/2021 AC + T (Taxol)
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Aug 16, 2021 06:16PM lrobbins17 wrote:

I have not had reconstruction yet it’s scheduled for 9/1. My PS said I could do a Latissimus flap with an expander then replace with an implant. I have decided on the diep flap surgery instead of the implants

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Sep 7, 2021 10:01PM - edited Sep 7, 2021 10:03PM by evaleeds

Hi there, I have just had the first phase of reconstructive surgery early August. I had a left mastectomy last year, so this operation was to have tissue expanders inserted (delayed reconstruction) and then a mastectomy on the right with tissue expanders. The surgeon used Flex HD which is a type of alloderm. I had no donor sites and they are just stretching my skin (the left side is being stretched the most as that is the delayed reconstruction side). I did not have large breasts to start with and am happy to remain at around a 'c' cup, which is why I did not opt for the tram or diep flap. Implants will be inserted within 6 months depending on how the expansion goes.

Sorry just adding: the initial mastectomy (left side) last year did not spare the skin or nipple.

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