That's the way I chose to go. - 3 weeks after first op now nd not so swollen or multi-coloured!
have had a problem but was soted out really quickly by the bCN and consultant.
I'm 64 and just had a mastex with an implant. Couldn't stand the thought of lopsided.
To an extent I was able to choose the size of new boob, was odd discussing the 'size'
Now I have had my results I have been told that once everything has settled down I will be able to have a nip and tuck to make original boob match new boob.
Like you I opted for minimum surgery, fortunately my results meant that implant was a good solution
With one more op to come in the future
It was a tricky decision but for me seemed the right one - quite looking forward to having pert boobs when the rest of me is sagging!!!!!!!!!!
I think the short answer is that you need to talk to your team about your treatment plan. I guess a lot depends on your exact diagnosis and the size of your tumour. In some cases it is appropriate to have chemo first to reduce the size which can mean wle and not mastectomy.
I think having bigger boobs generally gives you more options - like you I just wanted to end up sort of even after my wle but unfortunately the shape of my breast is not right so when the rest of my treatment is over I will have another op to reduce both breasts down to a b or c cup so they will be the same size and shape. They did say they could have reduced both during the initial op but given that rads can also affect size, shape etc I am pleased that I waited.
Willneed to have a WLE, or mascetomy if they can't leave enough material behind to make a good partner to my healthy breast. I don't want implants and everything else sounds horrible too. My priorities (after full recovery) are: Fewest number of operations and then equal shape even if that meant flat on both sides. Can I just have a reduction on the healthy side to make it match? I am an E Cup! There's no way I want to be 60,70, 80 with an E cup on one side and a normal old boob on the other!