I had a single mastectomy at the end of May and wasn't offered a reconstruction at the time as it was thought that I would need radiotherapy. The tumors were found to be very small and low grade so I haven't needed any chemo or radiotherapy (just Tamoxifen). I have an appointment next week to meet the breast surgeon to discuss reconstruction. My remaining breast is a quite large 36e and quite saggy so I assume they would look at an uplift / reduction? on that side.
Any experiences of delayed reconstruction (I havent had any tissue expanders in or anything like that) . I was thinking of an implant but assume I(d need tissue expander to stretch the skin beforehand and can this be done now three months after surgery?) I'm not really bothered about keeping my breast size just want to look as matched in size as possible. I even thought of asking for a mastectomy on the remaining breast (something I wanted initially but they wouldnt consider) as to decrease the risk of the cancer returning and so i am more matched.
I have struggled quite massively with the lopsided look more than the loss of the breast.
Any thoughts or experiences would be most welcomed , thanks, Mel