I don't know I'm afraid you need to speak to your general surgeon and ask what are the options for your follow up, don't be afraid to push for answers and ask what alternatives there are and where.
I was lucky and had good surgeon who wanted to send me where he thought I would get best results ask yours to do same for you
Good luck hun
Hi Preston girl
So sorry to hear you've had so much problems I'm blackpool based and my general sugeon referred me to Whiston in St Helens for my diep reconstruction and I can't say anything but thank god cos surgeon, and staff there were fabulous and I'm happy with results and theyve always listened to my point of view
Ask about other options about where can do the best job for you, good luck hope you get what you need to move on from this
My layperson't understanding is that some plastic surgeons use fat transfer/lipomodelling far more than others. According to NICE review, several studies have reported significant improvement after this procedure - see http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/12575/53761/53761.pdf
If you google around (and look at information available on different plastic surgeons in private hospitals in your area), you should be able to find one who has a special interest this technique for improving reconstructions. Look further afield if you need to - it would be worth travelling to see the right person.
Once you've identified someone who appears suitable, get your GP to refer you to him/her on the NHS. Or you can pay to see them privately and then if they sound positive, get your GP to refer to them on the NHS for the operation. Most private plastic surgeons also work at NHS hospitals and even if it isn't your local hospital, you can still get your GP to refer you to them (at least you can in England - not sure about Scotland/NI/Wales)
It sounds like you're having a really tough experience with your construction. I'm sure some of ther other users will soon be a long to offer your their experiences. In the meantime you might find it helpful to talk things through with a memeber of staff on the BCC helpline. Here you are able to share your thoughts and concerns with someone who will offer you a listening ear as well as emotional support and practical information. The number to call is 0808 800 6000 and lines are open weekdays 9 to 5pm and Saturday 10 to 2pm.
Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator
I've not posted on here for a while.
I had double reconstruction in Feb 2012 tram flap to one side and ld flap with implant to other side, unfortunately the ld flap got infected and had to have implant removed and most of flap cut away.
I then had a tissue expander fitted in April 2013 and permanent implant fitted in September.
Unfortunately the reconstructions are very different and my plastic surgeon has said that a fat transfer would help. I got a date for today but as my surgeon was off sick another surgeon was going to do operation but wanted to see me first.
I saw him last week and was told that fat transfer wouldn't be suitable and operation was cancelled for today.
It's a long story but I've had 3 operations cancelled in the course of my reconstruction journey and I walked out of clinic and said I'll be asking for a second opinion as I'm really not happy with how I've been treated.
Has anyone any advice on which hospitals are any good in the Lancashire area with reconstructions. I'm feeling very let down by the hospital I'm under now.
The surgeon last week even told me if I wasn't happy to go private.
I feel that the failed reconstruction was the hospitals fault in the first place as 2 urgent appointments were requested by nurse when my wound hadn't healed after 6 weeks and I never received an appointment.
I only got seen after I went in as an emergency after fluid leaked everywhere from the wound.
Thank you in advance