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Does Reconstruction Look Better After Revision? Crying About This Daily

Does Reconstruction Look Better After Revision? Crying About This Daily

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

A MyBCTeam Member said:

If you get a great surgeon they can fix most anything

posted 12 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

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. 💕

edited, originally posted 12 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

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.

posted 12 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I'm sorry if it isn't ok to post this, but it's hard to describe.

posted 12 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had my tissue expander for over a year. I was told some do keep it in. It was too uncomfortable for me to keep in.

posted 12 months ago
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