Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Nipples '12

Had my checkup today with Dr. Sepulveda, my plastic surgeon.  He wanted to see me once I was finished with radiation.

I was kind of hoping with this visit he would set some dates for the next surgery.  The one that replaces these temporary implants with permanent gels.  I'm anxious to get this over with and behind me. 

But that didn't happen.  He checked out the skin to see if there was any visible damage but he didn't see anything.  In fact he was pretty happy with the results but still not ready to talk specific dates.  He wants to see me again in 6 weeks to check on the progress of the skin.  He wants any effects from the radiation to be totally healed before moving on. 

Estimate?   I'm looking at Jan/Feb 2012 for the permanent implants.  It is what it is.  They aren't bothering me as they once did, so that's not the issue.  It's just the looming surgeries to get through.

Just to prove that I had further to go, Dr. S added more saline to the left breast to make it the same size as the right.  I think I have to keep an eye on him or he's going to make them bigger than I really want them to be!! 

It looks like it'll be nipples in 2012...

1 comment:

Lisa Buglione said...

I am sorry you have to wait longer than expected :( but glad to hear your temporary implants are not as uncomfortable as I remember reading they were. Have a great weekend, Lisa :)