Breast Reconstruction Surgery Questions and Answers Archive
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
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
Are silicone breast implants legal in any state? If so, where?- Deanne
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
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?
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
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.