Thanks Riversidedawn and Poppy3
Sorry to hear Poppy3 that you were not happy with how your nipple turned out but that is my fear too. I had thought of just having the 3d tattoo but was told that it really fades after a couple of years so I will have tatoos after everything but as well.
Riversidedawn I have never heard of the trust technique, and how did you go about getting a stick on nipple? This has never been mentioned to me. Didn't even know about this.
Well after getting myself also geared up for revision and nipple surgery I found out the surgeon is leaving very soon and so there is no way I will get the surgery before they leave. The other surgeons are locums which I just wouldn't be happy about as am axious enough as it is so feel gutted if I'm honest. Also very cross with myself that if I had made the decision sooner I would all be done and dusted by now. But then I just wasn't ready for this next stage after the main reconstruction as that was very hard to recover from. Just really worried now about what's going to happen as I have read about funding problems etc that other ladies have had.
I suppose the good thing is that at least I have had the main work done and this is just the tweaking but to me it is still a big thing.
Hi MM....I had nipple sharing but unfortunately it didn't work for me. It is as flat as a pancake. Although my old nipple still has feeling it's looks different... a bit pointy .....so I feel like I changed the shape for nothing but didn't know that would be the case at the time. I could've had a tattoo on my reconstructed breast which would give the same effect. Don't be put off by this though, I have read on this site that's lots of ladies had the same and have been really pleased with it..xxx
I am on the waiting list for a nipple sharing procedure and some sculpturing revision of the reconstructed breast as it's a tiny bit too large. I seem to be getting myself quite worked up about it all. Has anyone had sculpturing done on a breast (I had a PAP reconstruction done nearly a year ago). How did you find the procedure, if you had it? I am worried about going through a whole lot more pain as I found the reconstruction itself very hard and I'm worried that they may go the other way and make the breast too small!
Also worried about the nipple reconstruction (nipple sharing) (but hey I do seem to worry about everything) how did the donor nipple feel afterwards and do you still have feeling in it. I have been told that I will have but would be nice to hear from some ladies who have had this done?
Does having a nipple finish it all off do you think and is it worth while and how long before I can start to jog etc again?
Thanks very much!