Jun 21, 2018 07:32AM Imkopy2 wrote:
I’m in the same boat you are...I had revision surgery April 25th to be exact. I wanted to love my initial results but I couldnt get there, so I went out to find a surgeon. Actually my search started as finding a ps who would do nip recon (I had rads), as I interviewed each prospect I also asked about fixing or tweaking what I had. After I found my new surgeon I left his office thinking I had a plan, it wasn’t until my pre op visit (2weeks before surgery) did I find out he decided he was starting from scratch. New implants scar release and FG (stage 1) & I can say I immediately noticed the difference. The day after surgery I was sore but much more comfortable then my first exchange even tho he went bigger and lowered my imf, I just felt better. Recovery seemed like nothing, 8 weeks out I’m so happy I decided not to settle for mediocre.
I know your journey has been long and you just want to move on but let’s face it, reconstruction is the final piece to our puzzle. I want those last pieces to fit like their supposed to not just come close, if that means finding a new surgeon then go for it. My first ps made me feel like I was on a need to know basis or like I didn’t know what I was talking about. My new surgeon doesn’t do anything unless he feels I understand completely what he’s going to do before he does it. Remember whoever you choose works for YOU... if he/ she isn’t listening to what you have to say or dismisses something you know can be done, politely excuse yourself. The ladies on BCO have the wisdom and knowledge of what can and can’t be done. I remember when I asked one surgeon about stem cells in FG improving the integrity of radiated tissue and he laughed and said oh that’s a good question and a great idea but that can’t be done. I thought hmm that’s funny because I just read a medical journal on that exact topic. Come to find out the more research I did I found out one of the surgeon said who conducted that very research became my new ps. Hugs hon and hang in there!