I am about to get a preventative double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. There is a small chance they will decide to put in an expander rather than do the immediate construction, but they won't know this until the time of surgery. I have a couple questions about this.
1) Is there a big difference in recovery time/pain, etc between the 2 types of surgery?
2) I am having it done in Boston and staying the week with my dad before driving 4 hours home. As long as I have a seatbelt pillow, can I assume that I will be able to do the drive 6-7 days post-op?