Hi, I'm currently 39. I was diagnosed with BC aged 33 and went through lumpectomy, removal of one lymph node, radiotherapy and then 10 years tamoxifen treatment.
Fast forward to now ....after 18 months of waiting for a referral from the genomics clinic I am now able to have elective bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction.
I have been given the option to have either reconstruction using implants or I can opt for diep reconstruction.
My surgeon informs me that implants would be the simplest option, though I would be likely to suffer capsular contracture this way as I have received radiotherapy. The diep reconstruction would give the most natural result but is a much longer process with a longer recovery period.
Has anyone opted for implants after radiotherapy and had good results? Any advice either way?
Thank you for reading xx