I had the TUG flap reconstruction 2 years ago and am delighted with the results. I was a very floppy 34dd and implants alone were never an option as I’d had radiotherapy which can cause problems with implants.
I did have a lot of problems with my thigh scar getting infected and as a result my scar isn’t as near as my surgeon would have liked. My breast from day one has looked and felt very natural and feels like part of me.
It is a hard decision to make and the TUG reconstruction is a big operation and I limped for several weeks. If your surgeon is offering implants then remember that if you really don’t get on with it you could always request a TUG at a later date. Good luck.
I am similar age and cup size to you and facing choice of lumpectomy or double mastectomy.
My concern is If the implants become to feel part of you in time. I get they will feel different but some women seem to always think of t them as a foreign object in their body. You say they look good and feel different but ok......so do they feel like 'yours'?
I went straight to implant but had a double mastectomy.
I'm 51 and a B/C cup.
3 months post op and feeling great. My boobs look very natural and very much like my ‘real’ ones. They take before and after pics. They do feel different, firmer and less physical sensation but I wanted to look the same and minimise scarring. I’ve already got a C-section scar, but now have 2 under my boobs and a small armpit one from my SLN biopsy.
Get lots of advice, and ask lots of questions, you will find the best solution for you xxxxx
New here as recently diagnosed 42years old with smallish breasts , only having mastectomy one side
why did people choose tissue from thigh reconstruction over implant ?
i am very confused
my husband mum and sister want me to have implant for speedier recovery and quicker op, but I don’t want to br left looking odd
my husband is also worried I will hate the scar on my thigh
Any comments greatly appreciated