Implant after Radiation
I had a lumpectomy followed by 21 radiation treatments one year ago which resulted in tight, thick skin and a hard, shrinking breast, muscle damage. I'm small breasted, age 57, 5' 7" and weigh 125 lbs and I had a tummy tuck 3 years ago. I work out regularly. My problem is that I wanted fat transfer to increase both breasts as well as heal my radiation damaged breast. I had surgery in August and my surgeon was able to place 180 cc's in each breast. About half took in the non radiated breast and about a 1/3 took in the radiated side. I'm noticeably smaller on one side and I don't think I have enough fat left to make up the difference. I already sacrificed my inner thighs, and they look terrible. Would I be able to get a small implant on the radiation damaged side? If so, what is the best type, form stable, silicon, textured, or smooth? I've been looking at the different types and sizes and I'm afraid my base(about12 or so) pushes me up into a larger implant size. The fat grafting did soften the breast and skin, but I still have some muscle tightness in my pectorals.