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What types of mastectomy surgery have reconstruction done at same time?

Kim Curry Profile
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anonymous

Patient over 7 years
 
  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    Hi Kim I think it all depends on the type if breast cancer, treatment needed and your surgeon from my own experience I had reconstruction at the same time of my mastectomies I had DCIS bilateral mastectomies were my treatment of choice. Having the bilateral mastectomies I did not need radiation or chemo If you are considering reconstruction find a plastic surgeon that either specializes in breast reconstruction or will work along with your general surgeon to do the reconstruction. Some surgeons do not want to do the surgery at the same time as reimbursement will also be shared so they prefer to do the procedures separately for better reimbursement
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    • Wendy DeLong Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had left mast in jan '12. An expander was put In. I finish chemo treatments on June 28. I see plastic surgeon on june 21. I'm going to see if I can do right mastectomy with immediate reconstruction on right as well as perm implant insertion on...

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      I had left mast in jan '12. An expander was put In. I finish chemo treatments on June 28. I see plastic surgeon on june 21. I'm going to see if I can do right mastectomy with immediate reconstruction on right as well as perm implant insertion on left all in one surgery. My goal is to do this in aug if I have recovered enough for the surg. My gen surgeon says this involves longer surgery time and longer healing time due to the flaps they will remove under arm and top of abdomen. So I will just research it and talk to PS. I will do what's best for me being post chemo. Wish you all luck!!!

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