Plastic surgery: Do they ever go back & adjust mismatched breasts?
I don’t know what I can ask for or expect from the plastic surgeon at a comprehensive cancer center. I wasn’t sure if I should expect the outcome of my cancer surgery with reduction on the right and mastoplexy on left to match in size and nipple placement? I feel like I shouldn’t ask for it to be fixed, but then I think maybe this is a common procedure.
A DCIS was removed from my right breast and the DD breast was re-done, without added tissue. The left breast was a mastoplexy. The left is now a C cup (which is fine, I would have been happy with smaller). The right breast, after partial breast radiation, is a D cup. It’s not too noticeable in a foam type bra, but it is with a fabric/nylon bra and in my nightgown. The left nipple is about 1/2” lower and turned more to the outside.
Is this just the way things go?
I will be seeing the plastic surgeon in the spring. I saw him at 6 months post surgery and this will be one year after that. I imagine it’s the last visit I will have with him.
Do they ever go back in and make changes so that the breasts match? It seems that since the right is larger, and the nipple is higher, he could remove a bit along the under breast suture line. Is that expecting too much?