Oct 7, 2020 04:27PM abigailj wrote:
hi Susan - sorry you’re having to deal with this difficult situation. Although I’m a few years younger (63) I had a BMX and opted for pretty involved recon (see my signature for details). However a much older relative by marriage had a UMX and opted for no recon. The lopsided thing bothers her more from a balance perspective than anything else, she uses a good quality custom fit prosthesis (Medicare covers that) when going places and is fine with it for appearance.
Maybe you don’t need to decide immediately- perhaps the surgeon can leave skin and maybe nipple if that’s feasible when doing the UMX if it’s your preference of course while you consider if you want anything more done. Then you can weigh recon options and if you decide against, a PS can instead remove the excess skin for a smooth closure. Again, it’s for you to decide in consultation with your care team, I’m just hoping you’ll be able to reach a decision you’re comfortable with and can get through this with as easily as possible.