Six Months on from BR in UK - Cheshire, UK
It's a while since I last posted and now six...
I have healed well and my scars are minimal and my shape is good. However, in spite of having an excellent surgeon, I did suffer one of the rare complications associated with this type of surgery. I lost my nipple and areola on my left breast following a bleed (I was taken straight back into theatre) and after had a small transfusion. I now have affair amount of hard tissue in the breast which is not painful but I am aware it is there, if you know what I mean. I go back to see my ps in April but am not having any more surgery and am happy to live with things as they are. Will probably ask my ps to do a surgical tattoo so my left breast matches the right.
The aftercare I received from my ps and his team has been second to none. No expense was spared with special dressings etc and I have no regrets in my choice of surgeon or hospital. I went into this journey knowing the risks involved and have maintained a positive outlook throughout. May be if I was a lot younger it may have bothered me more, but heyho! these things happen and one has to make the best of things.
Had my first consult a couple of months before my op. Risks explained and photos shown. Measurements were taken and an explanation of how the op would be performed given. I was told to go away and think about it and if I wanted I could go back and see him again. Over the next few months I saw my ps regularly. He was always courteous, friendly but never familiar and I like to think we have become friends. A lovely man.