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Pedicle Tram Flap Results
Posted by Sheila on 4/26/2011, 6:01 pmUser logged in as post
I had a double mastectomy in 2008, underwent chemo and radiation. In August, 2010 I went in for reconstruction expecting a free tram flap procedure. The surgeon deemed that it wasn't a good idea for me once he opened me up so performed a pedicle tram flap. This surgery has been nothing less than disastrous for me. It took over 4 months before my complications stopped and my incisions finally stopped draining. I had infection, hemotomah, dvt and several clots in my lungs, then developed tunnels in both breasts, etc. I am left looking quite disfigured and also have a bulge where my tummy tuck was performed.
I am wondering if there is anyone out there who has had this procedure and had a good result. I would also like to hear from anyone who didn't have a good result. Just trying to process ... bad end to a very long journey.