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Topic: Any cosmetic work for you?

Forum: Living Without Reconstruction After a Mastectomy — Discuss prostheses, swimsuits, bras, and other options for women not having reconstruction or waiting for reconstruction.

Posted on: May 14, 2007 06:27AM

wallycat wrote:

I hope it is OK to start a separate thread...I feel like i've hijacked the other thread .

For those of you who elect not to reconstruct and are comfortable without prosthesis, did you do any reconstruction?
I'm wondering if having nipple recon and adding the tattoo would be more visually pleasing for my brain.

Any thoughts, opinions, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

TIA
Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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May 14, 2007 09:32AM AlaskaDeb wrote:

Not yet, but at some point I want to go have some scar revision to even out the center of my chest ( I have two little bumps where my cleveage used to be that look kind of like two mini boobs, or nipples...or something) and too remove my dog ears of skin/fat under my arms.

I just have to get up the nerve to go in for another surgery...may be a while

Deb C
glassylady41.spaces.live.com/ Dx 2/29/2008, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 27/32 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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May 14, 2007 10:41AM cmorris58 wrote:

The one thing I would like back are nipples. The tatoos just don't do it and I do enjoy my stick on ones. But no more surgery no matter how minor. My surgeon did a good job on the surgery, no dog ears, and the scars have healed nicely and are slowly becoming less noticable.

Cate
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May 20, 2007 06:08PM wallycat wrote:

Just bumping this up.
I called my PS and his office nurse sounded like I had three heads asking if they would do a nipple reconstruction without total reconstruction.....sigh.
Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012

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