Bilateral mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection

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I had my bilateral mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection for stage 3 IDC in July of 2020. Right in the middle of COVID-land.

Bilateral mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection

I chose to go flat, but I hadn’t anticipated the concave. It looked like someone took two big scoops out of a fresh jar of Skippy. My doctor knew I wanted to go flat, but he left me skin, in case I… “changed my mind.”

Concave breast after mastectomy

Then there was what radiation did to my skin and muscles. How fun!

 

Flat breast closure mastectomy

In May of this year, I did a fat transfer to fill in the “scoops” a little bit. Flatten things out and make them softer. We took fat from my sides and injected it into the extra skin in my breasts.

It’s liposuction, and I looked and felt liked I’d been thrown down the stairs. We’ll have to do it again to even things out. It’s a process.

Bilateral Mastectomy - Flat closure 8.5

Oregon, USA