Diep vs Implants after partial mastectomy and mammoplasty
Hi there, I was diagnosed with metaplastic TNBC in my R breast in Dec 2021 at the age of 32. I have since undergone 8 rounds of dense chemotherapy, a partial mastectomy and mammoplasty, radiation therapy and 6 rounds of capecitabine chemo pills.
I had a scare at my recent mammogram which required a stereotactic biopsy. My L breast has a 3cm thick dense calcification and fibrous tissue as well as cysts. R breast is fit and healthy apparently.
I have decided to remove both of my breasts and have reconstructive surgery. My trouble is I am unsure what route to take in terms of opting for implants or the Diep flap. Both have their pros and cons. Any personal experience on either would be so appreciated. Why you chose that option, are you happy with the results, recovery time, any complications or additional surgeries?
Thanks so much.