February 4, 2011
Dear Dr. Reed,
Thank you for that information.
I can never resist clicking that link ?.bundled up and went trudging though the woods to go fishing today.. good exercise I guess. Lots of snow here.
I am a small ? A? and would like to go to a large ?B? or small ?C? ?. guess I really want the ?C?. It?s hard too picture. I would prefer under the muscle because I have read there is less chance of loss of sensation which I would HATE to lose and you have stated that the feel is close? Is this all true? I?m 5 6 1/2 tall and 128 lbs so I am kind of small framed. I have been thinking about it a lot and I guess I have to consider my age in the equation. How much money do you stick into an older car? LOL The cost of the MRI?s is a major consideration.
My left breast is slightly larger than my right so I guess Saline would be an advantage there. I have read that they can try to match silicone by using different pre-made sizes but that seems like it could be a bit hit or miss to me.
Question ? let us say that after three years one breast deflated. Would you be able to just put one replacement in? Failure rates are not super high to begin with but I am curious what happens should one rupture. Brenda
Good morning Brenda,
For a lady of your height, I would recommend you gain a good 10 pounds before surgery, in that with more protein on board you will heal better and be less likely to have wound healing complications.
Yes, of course, if one side deflates it can easily be replaced (unilaterally).
For sure, you should have a subpectoral implant and I can assure you thus far we have not seen any loss of sensation, but if you are a very athletic person, you need to be pre cautioned your arm strength may be slightly affected. Practically speaking this has not been an issue in any patients we have done thus far.
Harold. Reed, M.D.