Re: double mx and lymph clearance with immediate recon with implants
Hello, I had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate recon using expanded and axillary clearance on my left side. I had chemo first and healed brilliantly - no infections or seromas and scars are now very faint.
I had to take it easy for a week - mainly as I couldn't lift things or walk my dog - but was fine pottering around. After a week I was out andabout again.
Front opening nighties are good. My surgeon recommends wearing a front opening bra post surgery to reduce the likelihood of seromas and for shaping. After you've healed you probably won't need to wear a bra as your muscle holds them in place - but I'm back wearing my old bras - mainly as I worry about leaning over etc - would rather someone saw my bra than my recon!!
Let me know if you have any questions. Hope it all goes well.
double mx and lymph clearance with immediate recon with implants
Im booked in for surgery on the 14th august and starting to get a bit panicy. already had a wle in Feb which i healed really well from but worried i wont heal the same now I've had chemotherapy. wondering if any lovelies would share their experiences with me good or bad. or if anyone has had a double mastectomy is there any does or donts you'd advise.