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Topic: Scar repair surgery (1 year post BMX w/o reconstruction)

Forum: Canadians Affected by Breast Cancer —

Canadian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the north.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019 08:02PM

akmom wrote:

Hi all, has anyone had scar repair surgery post BMX (no reconstruction)? I was referred to a plastic surgeon prior to my BMX last August, but didn't bother making an appointment since I knew that I didn't want reconstruction. Told my general surgeon that I just wanted to be flat. (I am 63, second bout with this stuff and didn’t want to go through additional surgery or risk complications.)

Was not thrilled with my results but was led to believe that I should wait at least 6 months until swelling had subsided before taking any action. So it's been 12 months, GP sent a referral for me to see a plastic surgeon and it was refused! They said I should go back to the surgeon who did the BMX - the one who left this mess in the first place. That if I went to a plastic surgeon now it would be a private pay situation, eek!

My GP told me last year that any corrective surgery would be covered by MSP (I am in BC)... ??

Have an appointment to see general surgeon next week and not sure how to approach this. Any suggestions or has anyone else had a similar experience? Your feedback would be appreciated! Thanks.


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