Reconstruction now too small

I have put on quite a lot of weight since my surgery. My natural breast is now a lot bigger than the reconstruction. It’s so bad that it pulls my tops over to one side, including my work uniform. The recon just floats around in a bra big enough for the natural one. I’ve been trying to lose weight but it’s not making any difference to the boob issue. Did anyone look at further surgery/ revert to a mastectomy bra or are there other options ? It is very obvious, no matter what I wear, that one is bigger than the other and at time of the month is even worse.

Hi Nic


It’s Emily here from Breast Cancer Care.


While you’re waiting for replies on here, I wanted to let you know that we have some telephone volunteers who chose to have further surgery to achieve better symmetry. If you’d like to be put in touch with someone, feel free to call us on 0345 077 1893 and we can match you with someone to talk to who opted to go down this route.


It may also be worth re-posting this on the ‘Surgery’ discussion board as you might get a few more replies:


Best wishes

Emily at Breast Cancer Care