I'm 38 and had double mastectomy after being told I had the BRCA GENE. I am not happy with my results. What can I do? (Photo)
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Asymmetry after nipple sparing Mastectomy for BRCA mutation
Congratulations on a very brave choice! You may have saved your own life, even if you are currently very frustrated. First of all, I see that your skin and nipple/areola complexes are all intact. That tells me the inside reconstruction that is different on two sides can be improved. If your surgery and fat grafting has been over a year, very little else will change and you will have to have another procedure to improve the symmetry. Did you have expanders and implants? Did the plastic surgeon place an internal bra/ADM (Acellular Dermal Matrix)? Were your breasts even immediately after the surgery? Were they symmetrical at any time (including preoperatively)? Talk to your original plastic surgeon and communicate what you are unhappy with. If they say you are wrong to be unhappy or if they have no options whatsoever, consider another opinion.
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