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3/25/2016Hi! What can I do if I don't like my reconstructed breasts? I had DMX, chemo, no radiation and delayed breasts reconstruction with expanders and placement of anantomical silicone implants about 8 weeks ago. I see my breasts and I'm not happy with them.I thought they would look more natural as original breasts but they aren't. The shape is weird, wide and they haven't got enough projection as natural breasts.Left breast is wider than right. Also I cannot stand mastectomy scars. I don't like seeing myself at the mirror. I wear a bra 24/7 (just take it out for showering), so in doing so I don't have to see myself. PS asked me if I wanted to have nipples reconstructed, I said I didn't know if it was worth doing them. In 2 months I have to give her a reply. I don't know what to do. Is it worthy? more scars? Would I be more discontent? I'm sad that I would never be close to how I was before :(
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3/25/2016sounds like it is time for a second opinion elsewhere. if you can come our way, do. we do a lot of "re-dos". 443-997-9466. let us see how things look and what can be done.

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