I am 39 and had bilateral mx two years ago. I have recently felt that I'd like a female shape again but the docs have said they won't give me implants because of the radiotherapy. I really don't fancy the bigger operations but am now waiting for an appointment to have a chat about it all with plastics so I can make the informed decision. I don't really like the way my breastbone sticks out and feel quite self conscious about it so don't generally go out without my falsies in. That said, it is quite nice to go bra/boob free around the house.
Quite honestly I cannot see me having recon but I know that I'm ok with no boobs. I'm in no pain/discomfort and can run, walk the dogs. My family say they don't notice my breastbone - maybe they don't but either way I don't lose sleep over it! I kind of look forward to the day I'm out and about and suddenly realise I have forgotten to put my boobs in! Has this happened to anyone?!
All the best
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I had double mastectomy nearly two years ago followed by chemo then radiotherapy. I have recently seen a surgeon to discuss reconstruction as I felt ready and had in my mind that I could have two little implants in a small operation. I was SO disappointed when they said that they wouldn't give me an implant on the side that had radio treatment.
I am now being referred to PS to see what other options are available for me - see if I have enough fat on the tummy etc. The thing is, these other operations scare me so much that I don't think I'd be brave enough to go through with them.
Has anyone else had implants after radiotherapy? Any problems? I only want tiny boobs so my breastbone doesn't stick out!
Thanks for any posts.
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