Hi all, looking for some feedback from those of you who have had MX with no reconstruction.
My double mastectomy (August 2018) did not have a great cosmetic result and I have been approved for scar revision surgery. Was just assigned a surgery date of June 10th. It's been many months since my consultation with the plastic surgeon, at which time we discussed my wish for a “flat” chest. There are some folds and bulges toward the underarm area on one side, which the surgeon noted. I also pointed out the ridges of what is clearly breast tissue below my scars (both sides). However he didn’t seem to acknowledge these bulges as a problem requiring revision.
Is it reasonable to expect that the revision surgery should give me a true “flat” result? I hate the bulges - they are different sizes, for one thing, and the tissue feels swollen and uncomfortable whenever I get hot flashes (almost 15 years into menopause and they never really stopped, now on Letrozole, so...) Besides that, I am concerned at the large amount of breast tissue remaining, which it seems to me could make a recurrence more likely down the road.
Hoping this will be the last surgery and really want to get it right this time! Have any of you had additional breast tissue removed as part of a scar revision procedure? Or have you any recommendations regarding the surgery?
Thanks everyone - and in the words of our province's chief medical officer, “be kind, be calm, and be safe” xx
2/11/2012 Lumpectomy: Right
2/24/2012, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2
8/14/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
8/14/2018, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2
8/14/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right
9/10/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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