• I had a double masectomy and flap reconstruction, how do I know if my plastic surgeon has done a good job?

    Asked by Christine7688 on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    I had a double masectomy and flap reconstruction, how do I know if my plastic surgeon has done a good job?

    I'm scared of settling for looking ok, when I used to look perfect.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • lbardos' Avatar
      lbardos

      Christine, I am in the same position as you. I had a double mastectomy with implants. My implant surgery was in November and is very disappointing. I hate to go through more surgery, but I have 2 different size breasts. I am unable to even wear a regular bra. This not at all what I expected and feel that I should look much better than I do. I don't think we should have to settle - we've been through enough already.

      almost 5 years ago
    • whirl's Avatar
      whirl

      I had a double mastectomy and went with silicone implants.
      Personally on a scale of 1-10 mine is about a 6 for happy with the results. Some are my fault and some are the surgeon. One breast is larger than the other. I probably should have gone larger. Because I had nothing to start with, secondly my skin was taunt and was to the point of not looking normal with the fills, and I am a runner. Intially after the surgery of the mastectomy the incisions did not heal well so they are larger than if I had them heal correctly. I don't like wearing a bra as at times the implants feel restricting. I think over all the flap usually has the most natural looking breasts. For me, I was afraid of the surgery length at my age, fear of loss of my core strength and couldn't cope with 4 JP tubes. I also have little body fat to have used for the breasts. For me personally, I feel more femine with them than if I had gone with prosthesises (sp).

      almost 5 years ago

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