Edited by post on May 14, 2017, 10:25 am
People, including some of my docs, keep pushing me to have recon. I have researched and my impression is that it would be a terrible idea. I have a BMI just under 19, and several previous abdominal surgeries. I have an unusually thin muscle layer on my entire upper body (hip to shoulder). I had extensive radiation (35 Gy) and the scar on the radiated side is still very ugly. I also have a radiation burn on my back still visible 5+ years out. If I came to you and told you I wanted recon and that I wanted to end up with A-cup breasts without scars across them, without strange lumps and bumps and breasts that did not look like a flattened disk had been wedged under my pec, what would you suggest and what odds of success would you give me?