One-sided boob job! Hi Karen
I had mastectomy/reconstruction in September 06. At the time surgeon suggested we left the other side as he said he could get a good match. Recon turned out to be a bit bigger (and perkier!!) so I went in a couple of weeks ago for an augmentation on the other side plus a nipple recon. Now I'm the other way round and the augmented one is slightly bigger than the recon!!... but they have told me that it is very swollen and it will take a few weeks to go down.
I think my surgeon was of the opinion to wait as he wanted to see the recon once the swelling had gone down and then we could decide what to do next, but I do know of people who've had it done at the same time as the recon and have had excellent results.
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Snap! Hi Lisa
I had my nipple recon on 23rd March. When I saw it last week I was also a bit concerned because it's not really what I expected as mine also sticks out a lot and can be seen through clothes.
I can't tell about position yet as I had augmentation on my good side as well and it's still very swollen, but my surgeon did do quite a lot of measuring so I'm presuming it will be fairly symmentrical, but I'll have to wait and see.
As timetraveller says it should hopefully settle down and shrink a bit and I have heard before that the tattooing can make quite an improvement. (Thanks timetraveller you've set my mind at rest a bit as well).
Hope it works out for you.
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