Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction from expanders

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I hope any other young woman going through this will see my photos and think “oh, ok that’s not so bad” because I didn’t have that for sure. 

Breast cancer diagnosed at 28
tissue expanders

Breast cancer is my second cancer – diagnosed at 28, now I am 30. I had Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 15 and received bilateral mantle chest radiation.

I was told by the first plastic surgeon I saw that reconstruction on my heavily radiated chest would FAIL and that we could TRY and I would be LUCKY if it worked out. I went with a second opinion and another surgeon.

Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction from expanders
expanders

We did bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction from expanders and then an exchange surgery to implants using SRX-445 naturelle extra high profile to prevent rippling.

After exchange surgery from tissue expanders to implants
after exchange surgery from tissue expanders to implants
Mastectomy Cleavage

So far, no crazy issues, all minor cosmetic stuff! I had an extra surgery to fix some rippling and add some more fullness/cleavage.

We also did fat grafting from the abdomen. It’s not perfect but I’m so happy!

Dr. Tantillo in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Surgeon: Dr. Tantillo in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Dr. Tantillo New Hampshire