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Pregnancy after double mastectomy and transflap surgery

Approx four years ago, I had a double mastectomy with transflap (stomach muscle) surgery to rebuild "breasts". I have found out that I am unexpectedly "expecting." I have so far not been able to find out of there are any risks to my pregnancy due to that surgery, or that missing ab. muscle. I am "popping" very early; concerned about  my "core support" during pregnancy, risks of hernia, etc. Any information would be immensely helpful. My doctor who performed the surgery has told me this is unprecedented in his experience, and to continue "looking for information." Thoughts, opinions? Thank you.


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172023 tn?1334672284
Yes, but he is also a reconstructive surgeon, and answers many questions on the subject of reconstructive plastic surgery.


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962875 tn?1314210036
No, that is the Cosmetic Surgery Forum.

The Reconstructive Surgery Forum, as Sue correctly pointed out, has not had a doctor answering questions since August.
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172023 tn?1334672284
Sue, yes, he's answering questions.

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Cosmetic-Surgery/show/126
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739091 tn?1300666027
japdip,

the reconstructive surgeon hasn't been there for over 2 months... I think he went on vacation and never came back! :)
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25201 tn?1255580836
If I were you I would discuss this with your Plastic Surgeon as he/she knows all the details of your previous surgery. You might also try posting on the Expert Forum "Reconstructive Surgery" where questions are answered by a Plastic Surgeon.  
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