Brief history, I was diagnosed Dec 2020, had therapeutic mammoplasty on left breast, then chemo, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and hormone therapy.
As I was only 32 when diagnosed I was tested for genetic mutations and during my radiotherapy it was confirmed I have BRCA2 gene mutation.
I plan to have a double mastectomy and oopherectomy to reduce future risks.
I saw my oncoloplasty last week and we discussed options. She feels having an implant on my left side would be too risky due to previous radiotherapy. I do not have enough stomach fat for DIEP , but she’s referring me to another surgeon to see if another type of flap would be possible.
However, the more I look into it, the less I want any sort of flap reconstruction, for lots of reasons but the main one is, I already have scars on my chest I really don’t need anymore.
So the alternative I have thought about, would be to have implant reconstruction on my right (good side), and go flat on my left side. Does this sound a bit odd?
Has anyone got experience with this or advice, or any other comments are welcomed with thanks!