Cases in which a patient had a previous mastectomy without reconstruction can be complicated. They may have found breast cancer in the opposite breast or, simply elected to later remove the opposite breast due to growing fear and anxiety about further cancer development.
In her pre-op views, she is shown several years after her right mastectomy and just prior to the left mastectomy. In this case, the potential for dramatic asymmetries exists. Post-op views show successful, pleasing results after bilateral reconstruction.