Implant reconstruction 11.2
After being diagnosed with stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma in June ‘21, I had a double mastectomy in July ‘21 (with expanders), followed by silicone implant reconstruction in October ‘21. My mastectomy was nipple sparing, but after 10 years of breastfeeding four kids, my nipples ended up lower than I would’ve liked. I imagine them like cartoon eyes looking downward 😆
Advice to newcomers: Give yourself plenty of time to get used to the new you. I’m still working on that, but I’ve come a long way since my last surgery.