Fixing GAP flap reconstruction?


Question from Mebert: I had GAP reconstruction five and one-half months ago and was devastated to discover that the graft was much higher up than my real breast. I feel like I have a baseball hanging off of my clavicle. Does this happen commonly, and can it be brought down? My real breast is exactly where I want it to be, I don't want it lifted, I want the graft brought down to match it.
Answers - Carolyn Chang It's difficult to know what the options are. You should speak to your surgeon and consider a second opinion from someone else.

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