Ask-the-Expert Conferences: Breast Reconstruction


In this section you can read the answers given by breast cancer experts to these, and many other important questions related to breast cancer treatment:

  • I have been told that permanent cosmetics, i.e. eyeliner and eyebrows, will interfere with a future MRI. Is this true? Answer.
  • I had nipple reconstruction done with the skin on my inner thigh. I have a pronounced areola, and it wasn't very successful. I had it done the second time with skin from the other leg and cartilage from my ear. Again, it wasn't successful. What can I do? Answer.
  • Can you distinguish each flap? TRAM, DIEP, GAP, free, and pedicle? Answer.
  • What is your feeling about silicone implants? Are they safe? Answer.
  • I'm 68 and had a mastectomy 8 years ago. Am I too old to have reconstruction? Answer.

The conference transcripts in this section are part of the Breastcancer.org Ask-the-Expert Online Conference program.

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