I had invasive medullary ductal carcinoma, went through 6 rounds of chemo then had a break because I got shingles and it wouldn't go away for almost 2 months. Oncologist said the chemo had killed my tumors in my right breast but they recommended a mastectomy due to it being multifocal. April 11th I had the mastectomy which included removing the nipple, immediate reconstruction with a tissue expander. They removed the Sentinel lymph node,… read more
If you get a great surgeon they can fix most anything
I’m sorry it is more difficult than you expected. While I did not do reconstruction, from others here, I know it is never just one surgery. I’m a bit confused, do you have an actual saline implant or expander filled. I do not think the expander can be kept in permanently- the manufacture says 6 months max I think. If he tells you it is ok, get a second opinion. That does not sound right. Please read up on it before making any decisions. Yes, it can look better with revisions and the body settles. Have patience and a talented PS can help you. 💕
my first PS -who i thought was good -kind of messed me up. I went to another PS for another opinion and i am so happy I did. He was so much better and attentive! I had nothing to compare it to so I didn't know until I compared.
I'm sorry if it isn't ok to post this, but it's hard to describe.