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ashlee



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:59 pm    Post subject: masectomy with skin graft Reply with quote

hi ,it's ashlee here,i'm asking for my mom,she had a full masectomy,they removed the whole breast and then some,and had to do a skin graft to cover the area,this was many years ago now.
has anyone had or know of anyone who had a similar case and did they get a reconstuction of some kind.what do you think would be the route to take in a case like this,would the breast have to be built up with tissue from the abdomen? would a skin expander work,we really don't know alot about this and are just trying to get a little more info before thinking about consulting with a PS.
any information you have would be appreciated.
thanx girls! Ashlee
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linda



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ashlee

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hi ,it's ashlee here,i'm asking for my mom,she had a full masectomy,they removed the whole breast and then some,and had to do a skin graft to cover the area,


I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I have to be honest, I've never heard of a woman requiring a skin graft to cover a masectomy. I feel a mission coming on to find out about that.

Skin grafts are living tissues and have the ability to stretch, but it's definitely not the same. If it's a small graft I would think there would be a possibility. Only a top-notch reconstruction specialist can advise her what would be best, and if it's even possible. They continue to come out with new reconstruction methods so I'd feel pretty good that something could be done.

She should get a referral for a few doctors from her family doctor, that way she doesn't have to pay for a consult (check with the PS office first!).

I know there is one reconstruction doctor on this site with many recommendations, but I also know there are many many more that ONLY deal with reconstructions. I didn't know this until after I had mine done even after doing a lot of research and asking around. Live and learn.

If she gets a tram flap, where they take it from the tummy, she get tummy tuck at the same time. However, it's a big scar and if she's small she'll have a buldge running from her tummy up the front of her body to her breast. They have to keep the "fat" in tack or "live" so the tissue doesn't die. They can also take it from her upper back.

I know all that sounds scary. But there are other procedures. PLEASE talk to a RECONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST and get all the right information. Also make sure you go to more than one!!!!

If you want, I can try to re-find some of the PS's I discovered a while back.

Let me know, PM me if you want and you're very sweet to come on here and ask on behalf of your mom ((((hugs to you both))))) and I'm glad to hear your mom beat the beast!!!!

Linda
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ashlee



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanx Linda,i sent you a PM Wink
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5'7-115lbs.
pre ba-34B post ba-36 DDD
mentor siltex cohesive silicone/textured/MP/round/450cc/overs/benelli lift/implant through areola
and tummytuck
Dr.Singh
http://groups.msn.com/Ashleesprogression


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