Hi I was diagnosed with DCIS in January this year. Following a WLE and two further surgeries to try for clear margins, I was told I needed further surgery as the margins weren’t clear from the underside of my breast. The surgeon did a bilateral mammoplasty - removed a large area on the left breast to remove the cancer and reduced the other breast to match. It was much more major surgery. My first three surgeries were all on the same scar and it is well faded now. I still didn’t realise how major the fourth surgery would be even though the surgeon said the scars would be extensive and recovery would be 6 months to a year. Three and a half months later I still have some pain ant tightness in the larger scars. Radiotherapy increased this. The ‘bad’ breast is worst as I have had four surgeries and things moved around in there. Scars are healing - around the nipples, vertical below and 10” scars under each breast. I am glad I had it done as when I’m dressed, I have two perfect looking boobs. if you have any questions, I’m happy to help.
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