I had DIEP/Muscle sparing TRAM however mine was an immediate recon. I am 6 weeks post surgery and although I would've preferred not to be faced with choosing which procedure to go for on top of diagnosis I can say that I am glad I made this choice. I knew that I didn't want an implant and my Surgeon recommended DIEP. I needed tummy fat and as I had finished chemo I'd already put on some weight.
The cons are: long hours under general, long recovery time post surgery
The Pros: you have 2 breasts and both your own body, less complications with rejection and a flat tummy.
Hope you get more ladies posting on here for you.
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