Ep. #9 Double Mastectomy with Reconstruction

Episode 9 is a 2 week update after 2nd surgery and what I’m now allowed to wear and whats comfortable.

My name is Denise, I’m 44 years old. I am BRCA2 positive with a strong family history of breast cancer. I have decided to have a double mastectomy with reconstruction. So my case involves a prophylactic (preventive), bilateral, nipple sparing and skin sparing double mastectomy with reconstruction. My breast reconstruction will consist of tissue expanders, inserted in each side at the time of my bilateral mastectomy. The tissue expanders will be filled over a period of weeks. Once the tissue expanders are filled, I will have to wait 4 months and then have the tissue expanders removed and replaced with gel breast implants. Here is my journey.

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