I am a stay-at-home mom to two awesome boys who keep me very busy. As a mom, my hobbies are doing endless loads of laundry, driving little ones around town, and sitting in the rain at soccer games!
How did you find your surgeon? What were the specific reasons you chose him or her over other providers?
After losing my mom to breast cancer I made the choice to have a preventative double mastectomy in 2020. When I called The Polyclinic Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation for a breast revision they referred me to Dr. Clancy and after meeting her I knew right away that she was the surgeon for me. She has my mom’s maiden name and it felt like it was meant to be for her to do my surgery.
What type of procedure did you have and why did you decide to have this procedure?
I had a breast reconstruction revision. I decided to have this revision on my double mastectomy reconstruction because I was not happy with my results from my previous surgeon. I felt my desires and concerns were ignored which left me feeling incomplete and insecure. I was not happy with the final result and knew I wanted to have a revision with a surgeon that made me feel seen, heard, and understood.
Describe your surgical experience and recovery.
In an operating room that could’ve felt cold sterile, I felt warm and comforted by everyone that I interacted with on my surgery day. Each person was supportive and helped me calm my pre-surgery nerves. After having had a previous double mastectomy and reconstruction, this revision was a walk in the park. I was off pain medication in 1.5 days and the fat grafting pain didn’t feel any worse than that sore feeling you’d get from a bruise.
What were your fears about having this procedure and how did your surgeon help you overcome them?
My biggest fear about this surgery was that I would once again not be happy with my results. However, this quickly became a non-issue! The first day I met Dr. Clancy she answered my 100 questions with incredible knowledge and grace. I knew immediately that she cares about her patients and I that I was going to be in great hands with her.
Describe why you are happy you chose this procedure. How has it positively impacted your life? Your self-esteem?
I am very happy with my breast revision because I finally feel put back together after my preventative double mastectomy! I’m proud of how I have healed from all that my body has been through and that I have a positive story to tell about my experience. I feel confident and healthy which is all I could have asked for!
Tell us specifically about why you are happy you chose the surgeon you did? Describe his/her most outstanding qualities.
I couldn’t be happier that I chose Dr. Clancy for my breast reconstruction revision. She is incredibly talented, very knowledgeable, caring, kind, and overall an outstanding surgeon. She has positively impacted my life in a profound way.
How did our staff support you in your surgical experience?
The staff at The Polyclinic Plastic Surgery Center is outstanding! Every person I came in contact with was wonderful, knowledgeable, and kind. My many questions were always answered promptly and appointments were booked with ease anytime I needed one. I felt cared for and supported from the moment I walked in the front doors.
Do you have any advice for others who may be considering this procedure?
I was worried a breast reconstruction revision wouldn’t result in a significant change and that it might not be worth it. I am so happy I was proven wrong and now feel complete in a way I wasn’t feeling before this surgery. If you are considering a revision, go for it! You deserve to feel confident and beautiful.