Great article, Gail--as usual
The important thing is to ask questions. CONSTANTLY!! My surgeon (who performed my mastectomy) referred me to both my oncologist and plastic surgeon. Great choices I'm relieved to say!
I see-sawed in between a tram flap and an implant.
The implant is a simple procedure and usually gets terrific results but I didn't like the idea of extenders that much and putting something foreign into my chest wall.
The tram-flap procedure is intensive and recovery time is longer but I'm such a good candidate (no scarring on tummy or stretch marks and plenty of skin and fat!)
I'd really prefer a DIEP but I'd have to travel and really can't do that financially.
I've decided on the tram-flap and surgery is scheduled for mid Sept. I'm scared and excited. Kinda like strapping yourself in on the rollercoaster ride!
I'd like to hear from any other ladies about their surgery choices and how they feel now.