The Brobe Blog

How Breast Reconstruction Works with a Tissue Expander

How Breast Reconstruction Works with a Tissue Expander

After a mastectomy, many women opt to undergo reconstructive surgery to restore the breast to a normal shape, symmetry, and size. Generally speaking, there are two categories of reconstruction: flap reconstruction or implant-based reconstruction. With implant-based reconstruction, breast implants will be used to form the new breast mound(s). We’re here to break down the basics of tissue expanders and what you can expect during the implant reconstruction process. 
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Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy: What's the Difference?

Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy: What's the Difference?

When you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, your doctor will likely present you with several treatment options like chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or any combination of the three. In some cases, a doctor will strongly recommend one option over another due to the nature of the cancer. In other situations, you will be left to decide. One choice you may face will be whether to undergo a mastectomy or lumpectomy. 
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7 Breast Surgery Recovery Tips

7 Breast Surgery Recovery Tips

Whether you’re having a mastectomy, lumpectomy, reconstruction, augmentation, or explant surgery, going under the knife can be a scary process. But one of the hardest parts of any breast surgery is the weeks after that you’ll spend in recovery. Not only can it be painful, but adjusting to your reduced mobility and limited capabilities can take some real getting used to.  The good thing is that this is only a temporary battle! If you take the time to take care of yourself in recovery, you can expect to be getting back to your normal routine in a few months. To...

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Finding the Right Mastectomy Pillow

Finding the Right Mastectomy Pillow

If you are about to undergo or have recently had a mastectomy, you’re probably searching for items that will help bring comfort and a speedy recovery. Luckily, there are several seemingly small mastectomy products out there that can make life a lot easier as your body heals. One of these items that many women swear by is a mastectomy pillow. 

But what is a mastectomy pillow and what exactly does it do? Here’s everything you need to know about finding the right post-surgery pillow for you! 

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What Explant Surgery Is Really Like

What Explant Surgery Is Really Like

Explant surgery, which involves removing existing implants, is becoming increasingly common across the country for a number of reasons. Some opt for the surgery as a personal preference, while for others, it is a medical necessity due to pain, discomfort, or illness caused by the artificial implants. Learn more about the procedure and what you can expect from someone who experienced it firsthand. 

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