Former big business exec Carly Fiorina may not have what it takes to run the Senate, but so far she is winning the battle against breast cancer, albeit slowed slightly by complications from breast reconstruction surgery
To treat her breast cancer, Carly decided to undergo a double mastectomy, and later had breast reconstructive surgery. After the double mastectomy, Carly was also treated with chemotherapy, which caused her to lose her hair. Last month, Carly was hospitalized due to complications from an infection resulting from the reconstructive surgery.
On his blog, OcBody plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia says, “According to the article, Ms Fiorina had breast cancer with radiation and chemotherapy involved in her treatment along with her breast reconstruction. This does not bode well for implant-based reconstruction that she probably had.”
Carly Fiorina facelift before and after
Carly Fiorina Plastic surgery analyze Fiorina and Boxer
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This slide show presents the changing faces of California's U.S. Senate candidates Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina, and what cosmetic doctors have to say about them. Overall, several doctors propose a facelift for Boxer and injections of facial fillers for Fiorina. The slide show depicts images of the women in recent decades and during this year's campaign.
Carly Fiorina Criticizes Tina Fey As "Disrespectful...Sexist"
McCain spokeswoman Carly Fiorina plastic surgery has weighed in on the major issue of today, namely, 30 Rock creator Tina Fey's portrayal of vice presidential contender Sarah Palin from this weekend's Saturday Night Live. Fiorina, astonishingly, termed it "disrespectful." Because that's what SNL does - paint flattering pictures of political figures. You'd think she'd be immune to such concerns, or at least not humorless about it -- after all, the very candidate she supports went on SNL last season and wittily lampooned his own age. But in Fiorina's opinion, Fey was "sexist" and failed to delve into Palin's substance.
Carly Fiorina botox injectionsAccording to the article, Ms Fiorina had breast cancer with radiation and chemotherapy involved in her treatment along with her breast reconstruction. This does not bode well for implant-based reconstruction that she probably had .
Radiation treatment and implant placement together have a high incidence of complications including infection and implant exposure. Being that in 2009, Ms Fiorina was likely in the midst of planning her Senate run. She might have opted for a less debilitating implant-based reconstruction for practical reasons. Such a choice might have also been based on the availability of soft tissue with which two breasts could be made. Carly is thin of build. Tissue-based breast reconstruction also has its share of problems, but late in the game infection is not usually one of them.
Carly Fiorina – Infection 3 Months After Breast Reconstruction
California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has been released from the hospital after being treated for an infection related to reconstruction surgery. She had previously been diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction, with the last stage being performed back in July. What type of infection could this be, many months after her last surgery?
Hopefully the infection does not involve a breast implant, which is often used in reconstruction. If an implant is infected, it needs to be removed, typically for six months to allow the infection to resolve. For those six months the patient would have only one augmented (or reconstructed) breast. This is my greatest fear when operating on smokers, who have a five times higher risk of healing complications over nonsmokers.