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A 33-year-old member asked:

how is breast reconstruction done after tumor removal?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast reconstructio: Breast reconstruction after mastectomy can be done with multiple of methods depending on the amount of breast removed. It depends on the other breast, what the surgeon is expecting from the original surgery, is there any node excision and so on. Reconstruction can be done with own tissue(tram) or an implant. Talk to you good plastic surgeon.
Dr. Robert Stroup
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Lots of options: Basically there are 2 options for breast reconstruction after tumor resection. Option #1 is to move some of the patient's own tissue from another site to the breast. This is a great option, but not for everyone, as the surgery can be long and complicated. Option #2 is to use a breast implant to replace the missing breast tissue. Best to discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. Stroup; other issue to consider and discuss with your doctor would be to see if reconstruction should done at the time of cancer surgery or at a later date.
Aug 18, 2012
Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Several options: Breast reconstruction uses the patient's own tissue (from another part of the body) or a breast implant. More than 1 surgery is usually needed to complete the reconstruction. The degree of scarring, recovery and risks vary depending on the technique used. The nipple and areola can also be reconstructed. Some patients also have surgery on the other breast for best symmetry.

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What are longterm complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
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Short answer is poor: There are many things you need to be aware of, and much of the literature or media-fueled "information" is based on a broad cross-section of surgeons (not all abps-certified plastic surgeons experienced in breast augmentation surgery). For more information you can go to http://www.Realself.Com/article/dr-tholens-comprehensive-guide-breast-augmentation.
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WWW.plasticsurgery.org is an excellent resource site for all types of cosmetic surgery
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A member asked:

I am taking 60 mg phenobarbital daily after my skull tumor operation in 1995. What precautions should I take for my daily routine?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Ask yourself why: Was it a skull tumor or brain tumor? Why was the drug started in the 1st place? For seizure prevention? Have you ever had a seizure? Do you still need it? If you still need a seizure med, why phenobarbital? That's a bad drug for adults: bad for your bones, not great for your liver either. Go see a neurologist and ask him/her to reassess everything.
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Should I be concerned about a hard pea-sized lump in my nipple off to the side?

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Mammogram please: Needs further evaluation. See your family doc and have a mammogram 1st.

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