• Question about having breast lift / balancing surgery after single mastectomy

    Asked by RoxyMom on Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Question about having breast lift / balancing surgery after single mastectomy

    I am considering having a balancing / breast lift on my remaining breast. I like the idea of my breasts looking more similar, but I am concerned about the 10-15% chance of losing sensation in the remaining breast. Has anyone else made this decision and what helped you decide either way? How did it turn out?

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    • Teachergirl's Avatar
      Teachergirl

      I chose to have this done because I felt the chance of losing sensation was secondary to how I felt about my body. It seemed like the stress of always trying to ensure I looked, and felt balanced would be ongoing. One less thing to worry about. It turned out great and no loss of sensation. Best wishes to you!

      about 1 month ago
    • Carol1286's Avatar
      Carol1286

      I did not have loss of sensation after the lift. It turned out great. And my insurance paid for it because it was related to the breast cancer.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rustysmom's Avatar
      Rustysmom

      I had to have the original reconstruction re-done, and at the same time had the other one reduced and lifted. No loss of sensation, and it went a long way toward making me more symmetrical.

      about 1 month ago
    • mofields' Avatar
      mofields

      I also chose to have the single breast reconstruction (left side) and lift/reduce on right healthy side. Not happy at all - the implant turned out to be too small and with the healthy side growing naturally I am not symmetrical at all. So I wear a prosthetic on the left side.

      3 days ago

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