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Revision Experience-DIEP

Jleath Member Posts: 1
edited December 2021 in Breast Reconstruction

Hello All,

I’ve been reading threads looking for some experience on the revision surgery after the DIEP. I had a BMX in Nov of 2020. I have been pushed back for the revision until March 25,2022. As this approaches I am curious about pain compared to the original surgery? How long was your recovery time? Any suggestions for things I will need? How much time did you take off from work? (I can work from home if I need to, my employer is super generous).
The surgery itself originally was not horrible and I had a really good experience with recovery and healing. Mind you my abdominal muscles are still not where I want them to be and there is still a tightness. I’ve heard some horror stories that the second surgery is worse due to the extensive liposuction etc. Not trying to psych myself out here, but just looking for shared truths.