A 31-year-old member asked:
if a woman underwent a double mastectomy, could she get breast implants?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Tracy Berg answered
32 years experience General Surgery
Yes yes yes: That is a good option. Depending on the indication for the double mastectomy, the emotional and medical issues, the breast implants, aka reconstruction, can take a back seat. Which means, sometimes it is overwhelming to process all the changes and decisions. Good news is the implants can be done when you are ready. Take a friend with you. Be well.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Otto Placik answered
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Of course: This operation has recently gained widespread attention due to angelina jolie's decision to prophylactically remove both breasts and undergo reconstruction. This is a choice that should be made in consultation with your physician, oncologist, general surgeon, plastic surgeon and possibly a geneticist.
Answered on Dec 2, 2013
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