Stage 3C Patient
Thanks, Alissa, Michele, and Marianne for your replies. This helps a lot. I haven't decided yet whether to go with a silicon implant or DIEP, so trying to understand everything I can about both. Marianne, what made you decide to go the DIEP route? My understanding is that's a much more substantial surgery and recovery so I'm surprised by your estimate of a week and a half time off from work. When you say the tummy needs very little work, what does that mean? If a DIEP can indeed be done with minimal tummy impact and fairly short recovery time, that could definitely sway me in that direction. Any info / insights you can provide would be greatly appreciated!