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Mastectomy Breast Form
Various techniques: Techniques for breast reconstruction have changed over the years. Most reconstruction is implant based -- either using a tissue expander to help stretch the muscle and skin before using an implant, or direct to implant reconstruction. Surgeons can also use flaps which transfer soft tissue, +/- skin, +/- muscle. These may come from the belly, the back the buttocks or the thighs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: It depends on the type of reconstruction technique, timing of it, and scar already on the chest wall. Immediate reconstruction after skin sparing mastectomy gives the best result cosmetically, but if delayed reconstruction is known at the time of mastectomy a skin sparing technique can also be used which will look better. Nipple spring technique is also becoming more popular. ...Read more
Tissue transplant: Between individuals require tissue matching and immunosuppresant meds which can be complicated and sometimes even dangerous. So it is usually reserved for internal organs which are necessary to sustain life. Breast transplants are not worth this risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! what is the oldest age a woman can't receive reconstruction of breast after mastectomy?
Breast surgery: It is not your age but your health! ...Read more
Please explain if it is possible for men to donate breast tissue to women who have undergone mastectomys?
Im a trans guy researching surgeries. my breasts are at a 36 d and i dont know whether i should get a mastectomy or just a reduction.
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