Breast cancer patient: should I reconstruct both breasts or wait until I have kids to get a lift on uneffected breast? (Photo)
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Symmetry after reconstruction
Hello and thanks for sharing your interesting history.
DFSP in the breast is not very common. I agree that it would be nice for you to have better symmetry. I would be inclined to suggest having a lift or reduction on the other side at the same time as your right sided re-do. The issue is that breast reduction or lift may affect your ability to breastfeed, and your breasts will continue to change over time as gravity and age take their toll. Even if you get good symmetry now, you may re-droop a bit more over time, and you might even need to repeat a lift in the future. If you were going to have kids in the next couple of years, you might hold off, but if you have no immediate plans, you might want to pursue getting better symmetry now.
I hope that helps-
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