My operation had many complications. ... I can now see why one would not have this operation.
I also have thigh and numbness on the bottom of my leg under the knee. Is this specific to PAP and do you know if that can lead to permanent numbness?
I just went thru 5 months of ACT chemo on top of healing from the flap surgery. I heard chemo slows and tightens the scar tissue. Do you know how long it takes for the scar and internal stitches to soften at this point?
Will I always feel the chunks of skin missing (which is even worse than scars) and the tightness? It feels like tight ropes. And it aches while it stretches when I walk, and I've lost muscle tone. Sitting is extremely difficult still for both sitting on scars and the tightness.
The breast is very small, and it was not worth having the PAP surgery for, in addition to the flap on my breast being a dark triangle.
Also, the butt crease is very distorted, and I had a wound opening, now closed, that makes it even more ugly. I lost one of the flaps. The right side originally was bleeding and had to be repaired a few hours while in recovery. During the repair, the left side lost pressure and had to be removed. An implant -- silicon, was placed. Do you recommend removing the flap to replace with a silicon implant for symmetry? Then all of this pain and scaring really was for nothing....
Would you recommend a scar revision if the scar is wide or only at the ends where there are dog ears? I'm nervous it will be even tighter to redo the entire scar area. It feels like the scars are sticking to my leg.
Do you make comments and/or do revision work if you did not do the original surgery?
Thank you again.