What if I am not happy with the results of breast reconstruction?
The way you feel about your breast reconstruction will depend partly on what you expect from the surgery. Make sure you discuss your expectations with your surgeon before you decide to go ahead.
It’s important to remember that it takes several months after reconstructive surgery for the breast to settle into its final shape. So while you may feel unhappy immediately after the surgery, you may feel differently a few months later. Full healing can take about a year. It often takes more than one operation to get a good match with your natural breast.
I suppose my fear is that I never fully "connect" with my new boobs – will they feel like me? Will they look like me? How will I feel?
If you have concerns, discuss them with your surgeon or breast care nurse. Your surgeon may be able to offer you another operation to improve the result. If you are still unhappy following discussions with your surgeon, you can, if you wish, ask to be referred to another surgeon for a second opinion.