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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if i have my breasts removed to prevent cancer, can i get implants?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 30 years experience
Yes.: When patients have mastectomies to prevent cancer, it is possible for them to have reconstructive surgeries to achieve good cosmetic results. There are many options. I recommend consulting with a skilled reconstructive breast surgeon and having a detailed conversation in which you ask questions.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What happens if you have your breasts removed to prevent cancer, can you get implants?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Yes,: if you are a BRCA carrier or otherwise at very high risk, and are considering prophylactic mastectomies, you can have implants/reconstructions.

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