Oct 07, 2012 - 3:31 pm
I will be having reconstructive surgery late next spring/early summer. The current plan is to have the DIEP Flap procedure -- they won't know if I qualify until the actually cut into me and check out my veins.
The plastic surgeon said that based on my current available fat/skin he can get me to a C cup, which is great to me. I was a D/DD before.
I am roughly 25 - 35 pounds overweight. He asked if I was losing weight or had plans to lose any. I told him that I would like to lose some weight. He said that if I did it would affect what size he'd be able to "re-build" for me.
So I have some before and after reconstructive surgery questions.
I don't think losing 10 - 15 pounds would greatly affect the size he can re-build for me. Any input from the Pinkies on here?
Post surgery questions
1) Since rebuilding is with my own fat (tissue) and blood flow is to the tissue, how does weigh fluctuation affect the rebuilt breast?
2) With the DIEP you get a tummy tuck with it, I assume with any tummy tuck, that you have to maintain your weight to maintain the effects from the "tuck". Does anyone have any experience with the DIEP Flap procedure?