Reconstruction feedback

Reconstruction feedback

Reconstruction feedback Hi All.
I would really appreciate some feed back from those that have had and are receiving advise from consultants with regards to full reconstruction surgery.
I have been diagnosed BC2 gene what ever its called having had family members confirmed with cancer at my age i am considering surgery.
Can anyone give me their thoughts and experiences?
kind regards to all

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Hi Lynn
I don’t have any history of it in my family, but I had a lumpectomy in december followed by a mastectomy with reconstruction in january.

I am really pleased with my reconstruction as I feel balanced, and being a 38D I thought it would feel very odd if I didn’t have it.

Don’t get me wrong, it is a big op, and feel as if I managed really well, as I had 2 drains in (back and front) and by day 4 I was sent home with no drains in!!!

I did have a build up of fluid a couple of weeks after but everything has settled nicely.

I feel it was the best decision to make as if I had the mastectomy on its own, I am not sure if I would have had the nerve to go back and have the recon at a later date.

It is a personal choice, but for me it was the best choice…

Best of Luck

Hello, I am awaiting an appointment with the plastic surgeon for reconstructive surgery, having had a positive result for brca2. I haven’t had cancer but members of my family have, hence having gone down the genetics route.
There is quite a lot of information on the internet about brca and the reconstructive options, but it is a good thing to get as much information as you can from the surgeons and breast nurses, this will help you with your decision making…Good Luck!

hi hi there i had breast reconstruction tram flap on the 31st january this year and glad to say it was a success ,the op took exactly 9hrs it in the hospital 4days and it has now been exactly 7weeks since my op and i am back to normal as to walking and doing chores about the house .

as u are bit sore for a few days it does get better the more u move about well i found this to be true on my part.well hope i have answered some of ur questions .


Hi there

I am Brac2 - age 32 and had bilateral mastectomies with tissue expanders just under three weeks ago.

I am really happy with my decsion (took me 7 years to make it) and am really pleased with the results of my surgery so far. The operation was no where near as bad as I had expected, I had little pain and my recovery has been really good. Going for my first expansion next monday which I am looking forward to ! I currently have a small a cup.

If you want to ask any other questions please do so.