Dr Chrysopoulo is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM). Dr Chrysopoulo's areas of special interest include breast reconstruction following mastectomy (including DIEP, SIEA, TUG and GAP flap procedures, fat grafting, Alloderm one-step), and scar healing.
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
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Dear Hazel, Without examining you and knowing your precise surgical history I'm afraid I cannot say what the lump is for sure. It could certainly be the result of a suture. However, with your history
Hi Michelle, Typically the confirmation that the cancer is gone is obtained from the patholgy results from the surgery. These results should confirm the mastectomy removed all the cancer. If the pathology
Hi Michelle, Breast reconstruction can be performed at any time - either at the same time as the mastectomy (preferable) or any time after mastectomy. "Immediate breast reconstruction" is the term
Jennifer, I'm sorry you have to go through all this. You could have radiation to the remaining breast - this will decrease your risk of the invasive breast cancer coming back. Radiation therapy
Valerie, Yes, many women choose to undergo skin sparing mastectomy even in the absence of cancer. This is known as "prophylactic mastectomy". Some people refer to it as "preventive mastectomy". We see