Diep or masectomy

Hi. Id really appreciate peoples experiences. I had Licap surgery, which then resulted in further surgery (tumour was bigger than originally thought) of mastectomy/implant surgery last year. Caught sepsis and implant had to be removed quickly. I have recently spoken with Plastic Surgeon who would carry out a DIEP reconstruction. But this sounds like massive surgery. Surgery on stomach, breast, then breast reduction on other breast to match things up.
I would need surgery anyway. I had LICAP surgery prior to mastectomy, so still have the licap flap inside the breast which will need removing.
Has anyone experienced this and either gone for a complete mastectomy or diep reconstruction?

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Hi @VCP ,

I am sorry you haven’t had a response to your question. I am sorry to hear what you’re going through, it is not a surprise that you feel afraid of the unknown.

I am sure someone will be able to share their experience with you. In the meantime please know that our nurses are here for you any time, here on the forum on the Ask our Nurses your questions or over the phone 0808 800 6000.

Sending love,

Alice :heart: