Mackenzie breast with scars after phase 1 mastectomy and reconstruction
Alright – I owe you all some new photos after the nasty incision post. I’m going to redeem myself here, promise. With the good, comes the bad… but I ensure you it will end beautifully.

It’s been real. The 4-6 week recovery time I was given for my preventative bilateral mastectomy went out the window pretty quickly when the infections started. I’m now almost 15 weeks out from my mastectomy and I’m feeling pretty good. I’m not “back to normal” or “feeling like myself again,” but I’m starting to feel a bit more comfortable and independent.

I’ve scheduled my phase 2 surgery for March 9th and I’m so relieved to have a date set. In the recovery that seemed never ending setting a date has settled some of my anxiety. I’m ready to get the ball rolling and see the end result. I’m ready to start learning this new me.

My wonderful husband helped me photograph both my before photos and now this in-between phases body and every time I look at a new photo, I’m in shock. I’m extremely happy with where my body is in this journey. I’m super happy I found an amazing medical provider at The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery with a rockstar of a plastic surgeon – Shoutout to you Dr. Blum!

Alright, time for the goods!

Mackenzie’s Mastectomy + DIEP Flap Reconstruction – Week 15

 

Mackenzie in sports bra after mastectomy and reconstruction

Mackenzie in blazer after phase 1 mastectomy and reconstruction

Mackenzie strength pose after phase 1 mastectomy and reconstruction

Mackenzie flexing after phase 1 mastectomy and reconstruction

mackenzie after phase 1 mastectomy reconstruction

mackenzie close up reconstructed breasts

Mackenzie with seashell pasties after phase 1 mastectomy and reconstruction

Mackenzie breast with scars after phase 1 mastectomy and reconstruction

Mackenzie side view of breast and diep flap reconstruction scars

Mackenzie with seashell nipple pasties after mastectomy and reconstruction

Mackenzie after phase 1 mastectomy and reconstruction seashell pasties and peace signs

 

i hear it’s sunnier…

…when your results are beyond your expectations…

…and you’re not even done!

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