I think I will have to speak to the surgeon again. There are options but it's a lot to take on and after the last year it's something I hadn't given much thought to until now. I have been made aware that several women don't have reconstruction - perhaps because they want to avoid such issues. Like 2 boobs though and I should be grateful the cancer has gone and this is just the finishing touches.
I had a DIEP flap and my plastic surgeon tells me my new boob probably won't get any smaller and having breast feed 3 children my native boob is looking rather sad. Don't get me wrong the new boob is great but I am quite conscious that it is bigger. I am through all the treatments and like you it is that confidence thing. Gosh we have been through so much and then we have this to think about.
Thanks for this. It would be an easier decision to make if my nearest and dearest felt the same. After breast cancer this should be a walk in the park.
Hi I had immediate recon and 6 months later I had uplift and reduction of my good boob. I can honestly say it was the best decision. I did however decide not to go ahead with the nipple recon and tattoo but that was more to do with the timing and the fact that my mum had just died of lung cancer and I could not face it. However, I am happily using stick on silicon nipple and will continue to do so.
Hi, I had my mastectomy/reconstruction in January. My breast care nurse says other patients have done a similar thing and it helps with self esteem and confidence. I had 3 ops before and my husband and mum think this is unnecessary surgery as I have done so well but I am not so sure.
It's not vain at all to feel you want to have more surgery, BC takes enough and you do whatever makes you happy I say xx Jo
I opted not to have reconstruction but if I had done and was not satisfied with the result I would want a revision. I don't think it is vanity it is perfectly reasonable.
i have had a mastectomy followed by immediate reconstruction. The boobs are not even and I am thinking about breast revision to the reconstruction boob. To every one it looks fine but to me they are uneven. Am I going to put myself through unnecessary surgery through vanity or do you think this is what anyone would want?