Patient is a 39 year old female diagnosed with left breast cancer and tested positive for the BRCA mutation. She actually felt the mass herself and then sought medical help. She opted to undergo bilateral nipple-sparing mastectomies with immediate tissue expander placement. Her goal was to have breasts very similar to her preoperative size and hoped to camouflage the differences in her chest cavity. She had always noticed a concave appearance to her right chest and ribs.
The first surgery involved mastectomies and placement of tissue expanders. She has some slow healing on her left side at the location of the nipple. In addition, her expansion process was rather slow as she was undergoing chemotherapy to treat her cancer as well. Once she was happy with the size and all her chemo completed, she had removal of both tissue expanders and exchange for permanent memory-shape implants (Mentor MH/HP 345cc)
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