Prophylactic Mastectomy – Single mastectomy to expander, prophylactic single DTI 3.8
Intended to be a prophylactic mastectomy, with immediate reconstruction on the left, and had delayed reconstruction on the right due to right sided IDC + DCIS found.
Photo taken in July 2021 (credit to Pamela Crichton of Ten West Photography), prior to second surgery.
Diagnosis at 42, surgery #1 at 42 (pictured), surgery #2 at 43 (placed tissue expander)
Advice for newcomers: It’s a tough surgery, but everything gets better when those damn drains come out!