I had a quick check on my reconstruction looking particularly at the fat grafting that was done this summer. It appears that I still need a bit more. The problem is that all of my fat in this area was removed during my mastectomy (because that is a main component of breast tissue). This leaves just thin skin and implant in some areas, with more muscle in others. The skin falls into the open space. I am not particularly fat in this area anyway; hence, Dr. J telling me to eat more sausage. Luckily I have plenty to spare in my post baby belly (am I still allowed to call it that 3 years later?) and don't need to change my diet at all. He said that it's like painting. Two thin coats are better than one thick coat. The day after Thanksgiving I will be going for my second layer of fat grafting. It will be the same procedure as last time.
This is something that I know and feel totally comfortable with. I have even started thinking about if I can beat my time. Last time it was 4 hours 50 minutes. This time with it being the day after Thanksgiving, I am hoping not to burden someone with watching my children for too long forcing them to miss the good sales (or taking away their adult nap time from late night/early morning shopping the day before). Let's see how fast I can get through that recovery room this time!
The only thing I am not excited about is more incisions. I counted up what I have. From shoulder to pelvis, I have had 23 incisions over the past almost six years. And 3 of those incision sites have been re-used for repeated procedures. They are just starting to look better, hopefully a few of them will be re-used again this time.