• Reconstruction

    Asked by MaryHath on Sunday, July 26, 2020

    Reconstruction

    Inadequate fat for transfer

    5 Answers from the Community

    5 answers
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      Not sure exactly what your question is. Can you elaborate?

      10 days ago
    • MaryHath's Avatar
      MaryHath

      I was told that I did not have enough fat available to completely reconstruction with a flap procedure and I would need an implant with a flap to get back to my pre-surgery size (C-cup). Is this common?

      10 days ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      So sorry but I'm afraid I cannot help with anything pertaining to reconstruction. It's something I never had any interest in pursuing. I should add I opted for lumpectomy but if I had had mastectomy I had already made up my mind, NO reconstruction. Enough is enough. IMHO.

      9 days ago
    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      Different surgeons have their own ideas and techniques. Think about another opinion.

      9 days ago
    • Ashera's Avatar
      Ashera

      I, like Bengal - had a lumpectomy, but had I had a mastectomy - I would have opted for both breasts and NO reconstruction. I preferred the idea of hanging 'em on the bedpost at night! As I am now - my cancer/surgery breast is a full size small than my 'real'? breast? It matters not in the least to me.

      Anyway, I have a friend that had a single mastectomy, and flap reconstruction with fat. 5 years later she had lost weight and the reconstructed breast became flattish and flaccid and did not match other. She had to go in and then have reconstruction done with an implant. Ask about this - and the pros and cons of what they are suggesting...and then look at your other options. A reconstructed breast sometimes does not deliver what people are hoping for - and sometimes additional surgeries will be on the list. Sending you positive best wishes!

      9 days ago

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