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In denial still and hoping it'll all go way :)


Re: In denial still and hoping it'll all go way :)

Hi Stella
Thank you xx he suggested tissue expanders so the skin could shrink, he's do a skin saving mx then after 3-6 months tidy up the excess skin, lift the droopy boobs and put in the implants. 😞
I think you're right I should get an opinion from a plastic surgeon , thank you xxx

Re: In denial still and hoping it'll all go way :)

Hello, sorry you have had to join our merry band. I am confused, if you have double mx why would you also need reduction and uplift after expanders and implants? I would be inclined to also chat with a plastic surgeon. I was large chested and droopy 42J, if you have larger breasts they can often do direct implant without the need for expanders. I had direct implant under chest muscle and reduction to the other breast. You need to feel content you are getting the best for you and that includes respect. I do think doctors/consultants can be quite blasé, probably because they deal with it everyday, it is their normal! Hope you find the right surgeon and I wish you well. stella

Re: In denial still and hoping it'll all go way :)

Hello TibetOne


Welcome to the forums, this must be very difficult time for you.  I’m sure other users will be along to support you soon. 

In the meantime, maybe you would like to talk things through with a member of our helpline staff who are there to offer practical information as well as emotional support. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.


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In denial still and hoping it'll all go way :)



I've taken the plunge and joined this supportive forum.


I was diagnosed high grade DCIS in Nov 2014, had further stereotatic biopsy, ouch,in Dec then told that area was LCIS.


Possiblity raised of large WLE, area is 6.5cm x 3.5cm but because of concerns re getting clear margins and strong family history, mascetomy suggested and BRCA testing done to help me and the surgeons make a decision.


Still awaiting result but have last week had a consultation with a breast specialist in London who suggests double mx and tissue expanders then breast reduction, lift etc and new implants!!


Was very taken aback by his blase attitude and comment re huge chest and droopiness, I'm 38DD! But am told he is exceptional surgeon. He said it would be a very challenging reconstruction.


So don't know whether to get over myself and his attitude and go with him despite living 200 miles from London.


Or as he states it's very challenging, go to a plastic surgeon who specialises in breast oncoplasty and breast reconstruction. I know we can't name names but am between 2 surgeons. This other surgeon is 80 miles away.


In amongst this, I'm merrily ignoring the implications of high grade DCIS and the long rocky road ahead, must be denial. Know I really need to get a move on but don't know where to turn for the best treatment.


Any help or suggestions re choosing a surgeon would be so much appreciated,


Thank you