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DIEP surgery - concerns about scars

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Re: DIEP surgery - concerns about scars

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!

best wishes

Clare xx

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DIEP surgery - concerns about scars

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 Happy