I had a bilateral mastectomy Feb 11, 2009. I did chemo and 6 weeks of radiation on my left breast. Finished radiation 9/17/2009. Now I am considering reconstruction. The plastic surgeon I have seen said that on my left side, where the cancer was there isn't enough tissue and good blood supply to do an implant. He recommends a latissimus dorsi (Back) flap. At least on the left side. Ther is enough tissue on the right and that side doesn't have radiation damage.He could do an implant on the right, back flap on the right but the implant will be more round, back flap more pear shaped. I am looking for anyone who has had back flap on both sides or even one so I can understand what recovery is like.
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