I was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 2 five months ago. It was a huge shock and suddenly I was faced with some very hard decisions to make in a short space of time. My breast surgeon told me that I needed a mastectomy on my left breast but advised me that I could have a breast reconstruction done at the same time as the mastectomy.

I then spoke to DrAnanda and he gave me information about breast reconstruction. He told me that he could perform a “tummy tuck” and use my own tissue for the reconstruction or he could use a silicon implant. I didn’t like the idea of an implant so opted for the “tummy tuck”. As it was done at the same time as the mastectomy I was able to retain most of my breast skin apart from a patch covering the nipple. This was covered using skin removed from my tummy. I’m now glad that I opted for the reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy.

Now that I have finished the chemo I really wouldn’t have wanted to face going back into hospital for another operation. I am happy with the result and can still wear my normal clothes with confidence. Also, as it is classified as breast reconstruction rather than cosmetic surgery, it was covered in full by my health insurance.

Whilst everyone is different I am very happy that I made this decision and would recommend it to anyone undergoing a mastectomy. I have also been very happy with the level of care that I have received from Dr Ananda”