I have had breast cancer twice within three years of each another, and on both occasions I was informed that the cancer was extremely aggressive, also the cancers I’ve had, have been two different types of breast cancer which I’ve been told is quite unusual.
I have seen the genetics team who informed me that whilst I don’t have the BRACA gene, I actually have a mutated gene that means I’m susceptible to my cancer returning (97 %), and I was therefore advised to consider having a double mastectomy and possible reconstruction.
After seeing the plastic surgeons and breast surgeons I was told that my best option would be to have the TUG reconstruction . I had the first of my mastectomies done approx 18 months ago and also have had the reconstruction using the Tug procedure, I was informed that it would take several surgeries and time to accomplish my reconstruction.
I was wondering if anyone else has had the TUG procedure and from start to finish how long it took, and what if any issues you’ve experienced since the reconstruction???