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Double mastectomy Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
26th Oct '12

I am watching Say Yes to the Cure (the owner of the store on the show has breast cancer) and am wondering if you get a double mastectomy then are you left with nothing at all or do they do plastic surgery to give you something?

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
26th Oct '12
Quoting Mama Rice:" I am watching Say Yes to the Cure (the owner of the store on the show has breast cancer) and am wondering ... [snip!] ... if you get a double mastectomy then are you left with nothing at all or do they do plastic surgery to give you something?"


It's up to the woman and her Dr's. some women do reconstructive surgery right away, others wait. If they don't do it then you're left with pretty much nothing there at all.

SemiCharmed 2 kids; Oklahoma 12047 posts
26th Oct '12
Quoting Mama Rice:" I am watching Say Yes to the Cure (the owner of the store on the show has breast cancer) and am wondering ... [snip!] ... if you get a double mastectomy then are you left with nothing at all or do they do plastic surgery to give you something?"


Depends on your insurance and you want reconstructive surgery.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
26th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Rice:</b>" I am watching Say Yes to the Cure (the owner of the store on the show has breast cancer) and am wondering ... [snip!] ... if you get a double mastectomy then are you left with nothing at all or do they do plastic surgery to give you something?"</blockquote>




Some people get a b**b job later on, but it's separate surgery.
A lot of women chose not to get it though bc they don't feel like they need b**bs.

C'sMom! 1 child; Minnesota 1263 posts
26th Oct '12

I had a cousin that had a double masectomy at 42 years old. They took off everything including lymph nodes in the armpit. She wanted reconstruction and they had to put in spacers to stretch the skin, after that they put in implants and then she had nipples tattooed on her new breasts.
She showed us all at a celebration of her life after all this. She wanted to know if she looked normal now. She looked beautiful to me! It made me cry because I knew that she was going to be ok and not die because of her breasts.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
26th Oct '12

It all depends. If the woman wants b**bs they can have cosmetic surgery if they want to. Depending on the their insurance it might be covered or they might have to pay out of pocket. I have a cousin who just got hers done after having a double masectomy. Her insurance covered it so she took advantage of it

Chelsayyy Due April 16 (boy); 33 kids; Texas 6124 posts
26th Oct '12

It depends on what they want and insurance, etc..



My mom is having her double mastectomy in dec with reconstruction. Which is a process over a few months I believe. :( Makes me sad

Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
26th Oct '12

My Nana had a double and got a b**b job. My mamaw only had one removed and didn't want a b**b. So she has one b**b.

SemiCharmed 2 kids; Oklahoma 12047 posts
27th Oct '12
Quoting Juliette:" My Nana had a double and got a b**b job. My mamaw only had one removed and didn't want a b**b. So she has one b**b."


My mother only has one as well. This month marks a year from her diagnosis. It's been one helluva year with chemo, surgery, more chemo and radiation.

Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
27th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SemiCharmed:</b>" My mother only has one as well. This month marks a year from her diagnosis. It's been one helluva year with chemo, surgery, more chemo and radiation."</blockquote>



It sucks. Do you know what's the risks are after someone in your family has it?

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
27th Oct '12

I would just have nothing. Kind of like now. My 11 year old is the same size as me. Pretty sad I know