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Your Post-Mastectomy Guide

Constance M. Chen, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist, said the first few days after surgery will look very different depending on which type of surgery you have. “With any type of surgery, you will be swollen and bruised for the first few days and weeks after surgery,” she said. “The swelling and bruising will go down over weeks and months. “During the first few days and weeks, you will have drains coming out of your breasts, and it is common for the incisions to leak, so that your dressings and clothes may be bloody,” Chen continued. “This is all completely normal.” Click HERE for the full article.

Many of our patients have volunteered to speak with other women who may have questions about what it is like to go through restorative breast and body surgery. If you would like to speak with someone who has already gone through the process, please contact us and we will find a “buddy” for you.


The Bosom Buddies are available for emotional support, practical tips, sharing stories, and other types of real life help that can help other women feel more comfortable and safe in their journey.

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As one of the leading breast reconstruction specialists in the United States, Dr. Constance Chen has been featured in over 100 news and media publications and journals over her years in practice.

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