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Reconstruction complications

I had breast reconstruction surgery about a week ago, they put implants in: and I am not happy with the results. Previously (about 4 years ago) I had radiation on the right breast. Now the skin is tight, thick and will not stretch. What can I do for the skin to make it stretch more? Is there any other options that I have to make my breast the size I want them again with this new found skin problem?
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It is a common occurrence for radiated skin to tighten if an implant is used. You will need to have a flap of tissue that has not been radiated brought into the area to get you a successful reconstruction.  Stretching it more may make more problems. You will need a tram flap, LD or back flap, or DIEP or GAP flap done to get a soft result.

                           arch s miller ms md facs
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