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Delayed surgery on 'good side

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Hi, I'm quite shocked that you have been waiting so long. I know its for cosmetic reasons but how you feel about your body image is personal and very important to the individual. Hope this happens for you soon 

Regards 

Michelle 

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I had a mastectomy & tram reconstruction in September 2017, I had problems with fat necrosis but it's getting better so I was told at last consultant's appointment at the end of June he'd put me on his waiting list for reduction & uplift on the other side which would be 3 or 4 months. I spoke to his secretary at the end of September & she said his list was quite long (didn’t say where I was on it!) but she would call me when they had a date. She said there was a possibility of a cancellation & I'm currently working my redundancy notice so I'm willing her to call so I can leave earlier!

 

Hoping I won't have too long to wait, fortunately I have a new job which is flexible so having time off for the op won't be a problem. I was 46 when diagnosed so I keep saying I'll have a tummy tuck & new boobs before I hit 50!! Have to look on the bright side!!

 

Hope you are healing well & you are pleased with the results flower 75

Hope you don't have too long to wait helenann

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Hi helenann, yes I had my surgery 3 weeks ago today!  A reduction and uplift on good side and a nipple on diep side. Everything is healing really well and I honestly could not be happier with the result.. beyond what I hoped for.

I really hope your wait is nowhere near as long as mine. Good luck xxx

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Hi. I was just wondering if you ever got a date for the surgery on your good breast?

I'm still waiting on a date for an appointment to go to the cosmetic clinic to discuss the next steps for my good breast. 

Hope you've had your surgery.

Xxx

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Thanks for your lovely reply Helenann. I really hope your wait is much shorter than mine! I never thought I'd still be waiting 5 years later and to be honest I doubt it's ever going to happen unless I go private which I can't afford to do. Wishing you the best of luck with your surgery xx
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Hi flower 75 - I had a right sided mastectomy on 24th September this year, I had immediate reconstruction with a tissue expander implant. I have been going weekly to have the implant expanded.

My boobs are COMPLETELY different - they look ridiculous 🤣.

The surgeon agreed and this week explained that once the tissue expander is at it's right level I will wait 3 months and have it exchanged for a softer silicone implant and at that stage she will discuss with me about getting the left breast done so I'm more symetrical. I got the impression I wouldn't be waiting ages for this procedure - it will be awful if I thought i was going to have to wait 5 years for it to be done! I don't think I could cope.

It's not selfish to want it doing - we have all been through enough without feeling self conscious of our bodies.

My surgeon said they do everything possible to make us feel good about ourselves again.

I'm from Merseyside, so don't know it where you live has anything to do with the wait?

I really hope you can get it sorted sooner rather than later.🤞

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Delayed surgery on 'good side

Hi, just looking for people's experiences on surgery on the good side after reconstruction. I had mastectomy in August 2013 with immediate Diep. Really happy with results but diep side much smaller and pert than other breast and I'm completely lopsided. I'm on the waiting list for reduction and lift of good breast but still waiting 5 years later. Part of me feels selfish because its cosmetic but it's really does affect me and I'm losing hope it's ever going to happen. I phone surgeons secretary every now and then and told I'm on the waiting list. I'm just looking for anyone else's experiences if it will ever happen?? I'm in Lanarkshire, Scotland if anyone else in this area has been in similar position? Thanks x