38 yr old 2 kids, bc with the works! SC
Dr. Baron and Dr. Craigie came HIGHly recommended...
Bilateral mastectomy w expanders
Remember I'm doing natural reconstruction so my expanders are on top of my muscle...still have drains (3)...also had axillary dissection
Bilateral mastectomy 38 yrs. 3 weeks out
2nd stage natural breast reconstruction
1st recon was DIEP. This is after my 2nd stage, so in this, they fix the "dog ears" (the little pointy part where drains stick out on sides of belly incision), they lipo out (I used inner and outer thighs, what can I say, I gotta lot to give there) and graft that fat to the new breast/ab tissue. My tissue took beautifully last surgery and I both babied it but remained healthy. I am young and that helps. As a result, I had no fat necrosis or issues, so I think my fat has a great chance of survival.
I told him no one ever woke up and said no, they're too big. ???? So they're pretty nice already. He also fixed a little cording issue when he went in by breasts under arm, as well as injected a bit of fat under the port scar, which he felt would improve its look.
It's tough to have a drain agsin, esp when u thought you were all done w drains. Downright depressing at times. But the results! I can already see it. I'm starting to like my body again, and that's saying something.
Had the works- chemo, rad, bi mastectomy, te's,...
Had the works- chemo, rad, bi mastectomy, te's, then diep breast reconstruction-which is several surgeries. It is the longest road ever when you've already done so much, but dr Craigie and staff made me beautiful again. And they care and connect. Professional and so knowledgable. There for crying, laughing, questions, everything. Couldn't recommend them more than my overflowing grateful heart.
Professional, caring and knowledgeable...and ever so patient with all my questions!