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disneyfan2008
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Lumpectomy twice on same side...Dr refered me to plastic surgeon yesterday. I am not in to MORE surgery-but he said they can remove fat/cells from one area and inject into my breast. PS can actually reshape a bit-even if reconstruction it can be used to even out results.

 

The Dr told me it is now covered by insurance-even for lumpectomies.

 

Denise

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coco2008
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I read about this in Susan Love's Breast Book, but don't know any that have had this.  Maybe others on the site have heard of it.

disneyfan2008
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Thanks

disneyfan2008
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Thanks

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lintx
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I had a friend who did this recently.  It was a great success, and she is happy w/the outcome.  It isn't like a huge surgery.  Linda

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Kristin N
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Yes, it is done Denise.  It is fat grafting and they take fat cells from your thighs or abdomen and put them in your breast.  It fills in areas that need to be filled in.  They do this for mastectomy survivors and now for survivors that had lumpectomy's.  Insurance will cover it as reconstruction, even for a lumpectomy.  Are you going to do it?

Lynn Smith
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I've had  7 lumpectomies(that I remember) on my left breast.2 when I was 20, 1 around age 30, another(but not sure of the age) and in 2009 the cancerous tumor was found.It was just 1/2 cenitmeter.During my prep  to remove that another tumor(benign) was found.Then 3 weeks later I found a tumor just before my check margin surgery.It also was benign. Also had a cyst aspirated when it started growing.

Now I have a fibroid tumor on the left side and being watched.I've had it for 2 years.I've had many scares. 

All this on the same side(Left) 

My mom's one tumor(cancer) was on her left side.Niece double masectomy and sister a double masectomy.

With all my tumors I'm a little smaller but think I will stay this way.Also a small indentation from one of the tumors. 

Lynn Smith

disneyfan2008
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Thanks for info...

Does you skin just stretch? I asked if painful-he said just an injection.

 

I am very small breasted-i just bought bra which makes it not noticable and bathsuit as well. ((I dont' think anyone can notice)

I am  not sure IF I should make an appt for consultation or not.

 

Denise

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VickiSam
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I had 2 lumpectomy on my left side -- concave a little -- 3rd lumpectomy turned into breast cancer.  Same breast, same area.

Do what you feel is best for you!  

Best of luck,

Vicki Sam

disneyfan2008
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Vicki Sam: it really doesn't bother me...the Surgeon brought it up ...his wording was: downward breast 0r something like that.

Honestly I am not overly concerned just happy all is good with tests. LIKE I SAID i am very small breasted-my clothes/ bra etc. hide it. ONLY way to notice if I put t shirt on a night with out bra for sleeping.

Thanks for commments...everyone

Denise

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Alexis F
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From what I know, most of the pain would be from where they take the fat.  They make many injections with a very small needle in the area where you want the fat to go.  It doesn't always take, but if it does, it makes a big difference.  They can fill in dents and make your breast fuller and it is outpatient surgery.

Good luck if you do it Denise.

disneyfan2008
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Thanks for the info...AT this point I am not going to even make a consultation appt...no one can notice ( I DONT" THINK) but me....

 

I"LL keep the card for Dr just in case..

Denise

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Ritzy
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I am glad you made your decision Denise!  Good luck!

Sue :)

taylor manny
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Interesting subject and post.  Is this liposuction then? 

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Angie2U
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It is liposuction, so, you are very sore where they remove the fat.  It's a great procedure if you have a dent where you had the tumor removed from a lumpectomy.

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