April 21st, 2022 | Season 1 | 24 mins 44 secs
acid reflux, exchange surgery, implants, side effects, tissue expanders, zometa
It’s the night before Kristen’s implant exchange surgery. After 9 long months, the painful, lopsided tissue expanders will be replaced with silicone gel breast implants and her constant pain will come to an end.
March 10th, 2022 | Season 1 | 22 mins 1 sec
implant exchange surgery, nipple reconstruction, pain management, tissue expanders
In part 2 of our conversation with plastic surgeon Dr. Salvatore Pacella, we go behind the doors of the operating room to understand how the team functions and learn some surprising things about surgery.
Looking back on Kristen’s extraordinary pain in the hours following surgery, we get real answers about how and why her pain was so extreme and what could have been done differently.
Dr. Pacella walks us through what to expect during the exchange surgery and subsequent nipple reconstruction coming up soon.
March 3rd, 2022 | Season 1 | 27 mins 20 secs
breast implants, diep flap, fat transfer, mastectomy, plastic surgeon, tissue expanders
Kristen’s plastic surgeon Dr. Salvatore Pacella joins us to deconstruct her breast reconstruction and help us understand his strategy for the multi-stage approach in which the expanders are placed at the time of mastectomy and replaced with breast implants following radiation.