Breast Reconstruction Surgery Questions and Answers Archive

May
2001

Q&A: Can I fix the removal of a benign breast lump with breast implant surgery?

Question:

Are there any types of benign breast diseases/conditions that would require breast tissue removal? If so, have people with any of those such conditions had breast implant surgery for reconstruction?

- Victoria

Answer:

 Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Victoria, There are a number of benign breast tumors and cysts whose removal results in smaller breasts, but usually these are localized reductions of soft tissue and generalized augmentation helps little with the contour of specific areas.

-- Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii



Oct
2000

Q&A: Are silicone breast implants legal in any state? If so, where?

Question:

Are silicone breast implants legal in any state? If so, where?

- Deanne

Answer:

David Ross, MD - LocateADoc.com

If your question concerns silicone gel implants the answer is both yes and no. No, they are not legal for women seeking breast augmentation for the very first time. These women can only receive the silicone-saline implant. Yes, they are legal for women needing to replace their existing silicone gel implant or those needing reconstruction after mastectomy or for congenital(birth) defects of their breasts.

--David Ross, MD
Chicago, Illinois



Jan
2000

Q&A: How do I find a plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstruction of a breast that has been radiated and reconstructed with an implant after mastectomy?

Question:

How do I find a plastic surgeon in CT (or anywhere) who specializes in reconstruction of a breast that has been radiated, reconstructed with an implant after mastectomy. Need a better result.

- Ann

Answer:

Carmen Ann Paradis, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

Contact www.plasticsurgery.org. This is the national plastic surgery society and will list board certified plastic surgeons in your area with listings of the types of procedures that they do. Good luck. Carmen Paradis M.D.

--Carmen Ann Paradis, M.D.
Cleveland, Ohio