Today is National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day.  There is a lot I could say about today.  In the interest of brevity:

I am a 31 year old mother of 2.  I am BRCA1 positive.


Bilateral skin sparing mastectomy, immediately followed by DIEP flap reconstruction.


Nipple reconstruction and abdominal scar revision.


First round of areolar tattooing.

There are many options available should you choose to have reconstruction after mastectomy.  I chose DIEP flap reconstruction; this is my result.  I hope that this helps you decide, regardless of what your decision is.

DIEP Flap reconstruction