Revision after tram flap surgery?

Q:

I had breast cancer 11 years ago. I had a radical mastectomy only on my left breast at that time and 6 weeks of radiation therapy. About 8 years ago I had my left breast reconstructed with a tram flap procedure. I then had a silicone implant on the left and a lift on the right. Almost 5 years ago I had complications with my right breast and chose to have it removed also. That time, the implant was put in during the mastectomy surgery. I want to know if I might be able to go to a larger implant?

A:

Susan,

 An examination and review of all your operative reports would be required to best make this determination. Consider obtaining what records you can regarding your right breast & seek out a consult with an ASAPS Member in your area. 

 Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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