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breast uplift on Good breast

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lisajane7878
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Re: breast uplift on Good breast

 
Dawn1
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Re: breast uplift on Good breast

Thank you so much for your reply..
I am meeting BC and surgeon tomorrow..
If feel stupid now complaining when I should feel grateful I am still alive. .
I will see if I can have appointment with plastic surgeon..
Let you know what happens x
greenleaf1
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Re: breast uplift on Good breast

Dawn - I'm sending you a large virtual hug should you want it. I can empathise. I had a reconstruction done by a breast surgeon at my local hospital at the same time as my mastectomy last year. It was bad. I mean - a real botch job. I remember feeling so angry and depressed and sad that someone could make such a mess of my body! The cynic in me says there is so much pressure on the NHS to do reconstructions that there are many surgeons out there who don't have the experience and specialist skill to do them well .... I felt like someone had "practiced" on me.

 

Anyway ... I got my GP to refer me to a different breast unit at an excellent teaching hospital (I had problems with my original hospital apart from the reconstruction). I've since had the reconstruction revised by a fabulous plastic surgeon, and you wouldn't believe the difference. Please hold on to that thought ... it can, and will, look a lot better. So ... yes definitely see a good plastic surgeon, I wouldn't let your original surgeon operate on you again. Your breast care nurse sounds great - could she make an appointment if you want to stick to the breast team you're with now? Or if you'd be happy to go to a different hospital could you speak to your GP?

 

Also - I really wouldn't waste any time if I were you ... you deserve to get the best job possible ... and good plastic surgeon's waiting lists for reconstruction revisions are LONG ....

 

Best of luck with whatever you decide.

xx

NAZ
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Re: breast uplift on Good breast

Hi dawn 

i just read your post and wanted to say that the same thing happened to me a few years ago. Will post later with my thoughts on your situation. 

 

Naz x

poppyj
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Re: breast uplift on Good breast

Sorry to hear you're having such a tough time Dawn. I've had the same result on my reconstructed side since early last year and have also been offered further surgery but don't know if I want to go through any more if it isn't necessary. Sometimes the shape of the "new" breast can change when it settles down so just stay in touch with your breastcare team and I wish you well.

PoppyJ

Dawn1
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breast uplift on Good breast

Just before Christmas I had the tube taken out on the reconstructed breast ( due to masectomey )
And an uplift on my normal breast
I never expected it would be perfect, All I ever wanted was the both of them to be the same size and height.
Result is awfull, they are not matching, they are not the same height I look deformed
MY BC nurse was upset too when she saw the results
I haven't cried during any of the hospital vist.
Not even when I had my mescetomy,
When I saw the results I cried, and still am.
My BC nurse said it will have to be put right.
How many more operations must I have?
Should I now be transferred to a plastic surgeon ?
How long will that take..
I am young single and feel that I will stay this way for the rest of my life if I look like this
Any advice please