Jan 25, 2021 10:23PM Whatjusthappened wrote:
Indahood, I'm so glad you are healing well from your surgery, and that you have had some help! I second what abigailj said about physical therapy. I've had to go through PT after my radiation treatments and after my DIEP, and it helped a lot to get scar tissue broken up and range of motion back. It also can take time for the nerve damage to improve, especially with everything you've gone through.
I didn't have immediate BMX to DIEP (I have the football-shaped flaps from my abdomen), but I also have the side boob issue. I've already had phase 2 and my PS did some lipo there to reduce it. It still bothers me though, and I think in my case the flaps are too wide and extend too far under my arms. They look ok in a bra to shape them, but I really don't want to always have to wear a bra (that was going to be my silver lining in all of this). I'm hoping that with massage the shape will improve, otherwise I am going to talk to my PS at my next follow-up to see what can be done to make them a bit "rounder" (I can identify with the banana analogy).