Oct 11, 2017 06:18PM beach2beach wrote:
My PS felt direct to implant was best option for me. I'm thin and tight skin and he said to use expanders would not be a viable option. DIEP was similar in that I did not have enough lower fat for it and I did not want to use thighs or butt and have scars there too. \
If I have this right, which ever boob is removed(or both), tissue expanders are put in and then filled until desired cup/cc size then swapped out for the implant in the 2nd surgery. I'd say you probably could not get it to match closely without a reduction unless both boobs are being removed. I could be wrong. What about DIEP? You could try posting in the reconstruction forum if you havent already for any questions on reduction etc.
You could call my PS office and speak to his PA. She is lovely and would be able to give you information I'm sure on it. Pm me if you want her name and I'll give you the office number.