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Nov 23, 2022 10:06PM
I had my TEs removed today and have Natrelle Silicone implants (smooth). The PS did a wonderful job. He asked if I wanted the pockets closer together for more cleavage and if I wanted less or more volume than the TEs. I opted for more cleavage and more volume. He also removed additional skin on non-cancer breast to get better symmetry. Honestly, I look like I had a breast lift with the implants. I had radiation last year (Nov. & Dec.). I know I have to heal properly over the next two weeks to see if the results will be kind to how they look today.
It was recommended I do the skin grafts rather than the skin-sparing BMX and implants due to radiation. If I don't heal properly I can do the skin grafting. I am happy to have the skin graft options if this doesn't work. For me, it was a no brainer to try the it since I can go the other route later if necessary.
Oh those silicone implants feel SO much better than the TEs. I understood the explanation on the saline implants to show more ripples since it is so close to the skin with the breast tissue removed and the silicone implants provide a better breast look after a mastectomy. I had saline implants before the cancer. They were beautiful, but the silicone implants really do feel and look wonderful. I am extremely satisfied with the look after mastectomy, since I will never have those beautiful saline boobs back, and happy that I did the silicone this time. Let me know if you want me to PM you a photo. Happy to do so to have you see a photo while you are considering options.
I didn't get a choice in getting cancer. I do get to choose how I live each day after.
8/18/2021 Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel; Mastectomy (Right): Nipple Sparing
8/31/2022 Mastectomy (Left): Skin Sparing; Mastectomy (Right): Skin Sparing
DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2-
IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
IDC, Right, 6cm+, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2-