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Long-term experiences with own-tissue/ autologous reconstruction

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Re: Long-term experiences with own-tissue/ autologous reconstruction

Hi FireCracker111

 

Thanks for posting. Hopefully other Forum users will reply soon. In the meantime, if you'd like to talk through your options with one of our breast care nurses, you can phone the Helpline on 0808 800 6000. We're open again tomorrow from 9am, standard opening hours are Mon-Fri 9am-4pm and Sat 9am-1pm.

 

Best wishes

Nik

FireCracker111
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Long-term experiences with own-tissue/ autologous reconstruction

Hi folks,

I would really value hearing about long-term experiences on this, specifically how the reconstructed breast ages compared to the 'natural' one. 

I have to decide by Monday whether to have a latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction, or just go with the mastectomy. I only found out yesterday that I can't have an implant due to previous radiotherapy, and I'm struggling to imagine how the result could possibly be worth removing flesh from my back.

Thank you in advance for sharing, it would really help me.

FC