Once diagnosed with breast cancer I was instructed to go seek the advise of a plastic surgeon (because of previous implants) before I made the decision of lumpectomy or mastectomy. Tried to get appt with Dr Orseck but he was out of town. So I met with another dr. This dr suggested mastectomy and I chose for a double. After explanders and then the newest teardrop implants, my new breast were... more
It is no fun to wear a prosthesis. You are always so uncomfortable with it riding up or it is so hot. With a breast reconstruction you can do all the things (like swimming, etc.) that you could not (or would not) do without a breast.
I am very happy with my reconstruction. Just be realistic though. It will not look like your other breast for awhile and you do have scars. I had radiation,... more