• Has anyone had experience with DIEP flap reconstruction

    Asked by Christine7688 on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    Has anyone had experience with DIEP flap reconstruction

    double masectomy last July, a 5 day hospital stay followed by a few minor surgeries since then, but I still don't look quite normal.

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    • grt42btexan's Avatar

      I had a double mastectomy on 2/13/2012. Had DIEP reconstruction. So far it looks fine when I am wearing the bra ( the hideous sports like thing) but underneath is uneven and I am still sporting the patches. Very thick feeling banding at base of breasts. I have feeling at the collar bone but not much underneath. My stomach is still very tender to the touch and numb. I finally got feeling back from right underneath the breasts to about my belly button area. But below that to the incision scar nothing. Doctor said to massage daily and feeling will return. My next surgery ( nipple ) will be early summer. What does not look normal to you?

      almost 9 years ago

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