Patient - Breast Reconstruction

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This lady had terrible fibrocystic mastitis. She had chronic pain in both breasts was had recurring lumps and cysts in her breasts which resulted in numerous biopsies and needle aspiration procedures. She said her husband could not even hug because this was so painful.  She tried every non-surgical intervention available without relief. Finally, she requested to just have the breast tissue removed and replaced with implants. This can be a very difficult operation to do with a good aesthetic result and carries no guarantees that the problem of pain and recurring cysts will totally go away. She had no family history of breast cancer. 

Breast Reconstruction - Dr. Richard Bosshardt
Breast Reconstruction - Dr. Richard Bosshardt


Her mastectomies were among the most difficult I have done. She had a tremendous amount of fibrocystic tissue, some of it extending to right under the skin. It bled profusely. I was able to do this through an incision under the breast. I placed a pair of 500 cc Mentor smooth, round, moderate profile gel implants in pockets under the muscle. I used a sheet of banked human skin (Alloderm) to reinforce the lower half of the breast and help revent the breasts from becoming firm. She did beautifully. I recently saw her, 12 years later, and she said she is doing well and has had no problems with her breasts. She has had no more cysts and no pain. 

Breast Reconstruction - Dr. Richard Bosshardt
Breast Reconstruction - Dr. Richard Bosshardt

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