Whenever I thought about a plastic surgeon, my wish list would revolving around having my facial skin rejuvenated and/or my eyelids done. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would involve my breasts! Then along came breast cancer and the decision to have a double mastectomy. Now the question was whether or not to have breast reconstruction.
This was one decision I had mixed feelings about. My husband was supportive with whatever decision I chose. His thoughts were, he didn't marry my breasts, he married me. He just wanted the cancer gone. My daughter had contacts with patients who could provide personal experiences with this decision. I decided to have the breast reconstruction. Looking back, it was the right decision for me. No regrets.
You would have thought once making the decision about reconstruction, I would be ready to go. No, there are lots of different ways to do breast reconstruction. Here is a link to an overview about the various options and techniques.