how many flat women (NOT DOG EARS) have needed a REVISION?
My surgery was over 4 years ago, I go to an educational hospital and one side was clearly done by an inexperienced surgeon. Letting them operate on me is one of the biggest regrets of my life. They left behind a row of tissue/fat below my scar, it is like a row of fat that clashes when I move my body. I also had a seroma (void - area where too much tissue was removed). This was all my prophylactic side. I wanted symmetry and instead I got incompetence.
I am on medicaid and this blob of fat brings me discomfort when laying in bed, sometimes when walking, all kinds of things. I also have stitch marks - this person like overlapped the bottom flap of skin with the top flap. When I complained about this, I only got access to an inexperienced plastic surgeon like - UH NO.... it could have been done right the first time but because I'm poor I had to deal with someone who doesn't know what they are doing, I'm not going to try to have someone else who doesn't know what they're doing fix it. But it's been hard to find someone who might be able to help me. When I had my consult at the educational hospital they told me they would have to extend my scar to my back and "once we cut you open it starts to swell and we can't do anything" uh.. ok.
Is it possible for someone to do a revision without extending my scars? I don't want a scar across my sternum or back. I just want this blob removed. Where do I even find a surgeon? Info online is all about dog ears, or reconstructed breasts. I found ONE person in my area, but I can't afford the consult. It's really bothering me lately though and I was hoping I can have some kind of hope it can be removed someday. Has anyone had excess tissue below their mastectomy scar removed? It's sometimes like a little half-moon shape.
Also... wow, this site looks so much worse and is so much harder to read now.