Edited by post on October 26, 2014, 4:22 pm
The surgeon that did the revision (she is my second PS) states i have 3 options: 1. Strattice (she revised with alloderm which didn't hold in July 2014, alloderm was also put in during stage 1 of implant insertion) 2. skin reducing- envelope too big I think she was thinking. (she said a slim chance this will work) or 3. tissue transfer.
Also She mentioned that there was always a poss. it could look worse when I asked her if the implant may not fall downward with strattice. She ended the office visit asking when I wanted this done and with F/U in Dec. and she will think about it. (my guess is she is going to ask around). I told her I did not want the huge surgery (tissue transfer).
The second opinion said (who has been doing it longer) 1. Strattice which would be placed under the horizontal mastectomy scar extending under the implant and on the lateral side of the implant (a big piece of strattice)-which would bring the implant somewhat closer to the sternum instead of hanging toward the armpit and lift the implant up so the upper pole is less empty. He also mentioned that the shape will be different than the other side (which I need to discuss further with him). He said followup in Feb and we can hash it out again. I asked him if it could look worse and he said no..I am following up in Dec. B/C i want surgery in January... enough of this waiting around -this reconstruction has been going on too long....
I don't know what to think.
Nobody mentioned tightening the pocket- Is that just a given??
Any comments would be helpful....thanks. I hope China was good