Really pleased that the surgeon will consider this for you. I had a lumpectomy 2wks ago and already think it looks smaller than my other boob and I will need radiotherapy which may shrink the boob that I had the lump taken out of even further so I would like to think at the end of all this if Im not happy that they cold shrink the other one down to match . I had been offered breast reduction at the same time as my lumpectmy surgery but turned this down as felt I wanted to prioritise getting rid of the cancer without extra surgery at that point. main thing is though that we both stay well ..good luck with everything Take care of yourself. youve been through a lot!
Hi, thanks for taking the time to respond. My surgeon said yesterday when he gave me my (good!!) results that i should wait a year for it to settle down before considering any surgery so that is what i will do.
Many thanks and best wishes.
The best person to ask about equalising your breasts is your surgeon as he/she will be able to give you all the facts. As to age playing a part, I don't believe it is relevant - it is your general health and fitness that will be taken into consideration, after all we all want the best result possible as this will aid with recovery and self-esteem.
Thank you for your post and I am sure some of our users will be along to share their experiences with quadrantectomies and show their support soon.
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