There is a great closed group on Facebook called DIEP reconstruction UK. I find the support and the shared experiences and photos invaluable. I’m also happy to answer any questions you may have, I had my Double Mastectomy with immediate DIEP at The Royal Marsden in January and I’m delighted with the results. Yes it’s a long op and recovery but, in my view, so worth it!
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Hello, I am considering my surgery reconstruction choices (I can have reconstruction at same time as mastectomy on left breast). My breast surgeon has recommended DIEP surgery but I am very concerened about the scarring that I will be left with post-op and would be grateful for any advice.
If you have undergone DIEP surgery please get in touch and tell me your thoguhts about your post-op scars. Have they settled, faded, healed well? Do have any regrests and wish you had chosen implants?
I am torn between chosing DIEP or implant, and any feedback would be helpful. I am worried that post DIEP op I will look down at my body and only see a big scar smiling back at me.
Thank you so much