Apr 22, 2010 - 4:54 pm
Hi, I had lumpectomy, chemo and radiation in 06. Recently I have felt that I would like to have a breast lift. At my consultation, the surgeon said that radiated skin has a compromised blood supply and it relies on the skin around it. He said that because of this, there is a risk that the skin will die as a result of the surgery. He also said that my port incision could cause complications on the other side. I am very disappointed. He did say though that radiated skin sometimes recovers somewhat after 10 yrs or so and that a lift might be possible at that time. That's forever away!! I'm just wondering if any of you have heard this before. Thanks.