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to be really proud of my 'fipple'

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derxa Sat 11-Jul-15 14:36:58

It's crusty, red and a bit misshapen but I've waited years to get it done.
Love to all mastectomy gals out there.

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 11-Jul-15 14:38:28

Congratulations on your new fipple! wine

Was it tattooed on?

ditavonteesed Sat 11-Jul-15 14:39:10

Indoon't know what a fipple is but if mumsnet had a like button this would be the first post I liked. smile

SurlyCue Sat 11-Jul-15 14:39:43

Congrats to you! thanks

derxa Sat 11-Jul-15 14:43:58

'fipple' = false nipple It's made by cutting and stitching the skin on your boob. Sounds gruesome but completely painless.

Wagglebee Sat 11-Jul-15 14:56:50

Yanbu. winecakesmile
You should be incredibly proud of your new fipple and yourself.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 11-Jul-15 15:02:26

"It's crusty, red and a bit misshapen"

Like all other nipples then grin

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derxa Sat 11-Jul-15 15:19:13

Thanks to those who have posted.
Reassuring Laurie grin
Put this up on here to encourage people that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Recovering from breast cancer can be grim and depressing

paulapompom Sat 11-Jul-15 15:50:35

Congratulations flowers and cake and wine - a toast to the fipple x

Getthewonderwebout Sat 11-Jul-15 15:58:06

smile congrats OP.

Glad I opened this thread.

Enjoy your fipple and all who sail on her.

Silvercatowner Sat 11-Jul-15 16:02:20

Splendid! Thank-you for teaching me about fipples.

PuntasticUsername Sat 11-Jul-15 16:04:40

Congratulations! thanks

weebarra Sat 11-Jul-15 16:09:41

Congratulations on your fipple! I'm one year post bmx and have another year before I can have recon (radiotherapy after effects). Can't wait to ditch the prostheses and feel a bit more "normal"!

mrssmith79 Sat 11-Jul-15 16:15:45

Congratulations on your new addition grin
I must admit, I clicked on the thread thinking a fipple was a fourth nipple confused

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derxa Sat 11-Jul-15 16:37:24

weebarra
Are you fellow Scottish wumman? What kind of recon are you having? I had DIEP. The recon does make a big difference. I was speaking to a nurse recently and her sister decided to have the op after dropping her chicken fillet into a supermarket freezer grin
Unfotunately this nipple has no sensation so my DH will have to 'sail' on the other side, Getthe
mrssmith Four would be a bit greedy!

weebarra Sat 11-Jul-15 23:03:58

I am derxa, in the east. I haven't looked into it enough yet, but thinking DIEP. My dads a GP and he's fearful of a long op - doesn't see the need for recon, but I've got three children under 8 and I want clothes to fit properly!

ASettlerOfCatan Sat 11-Jul-15 23:11:11

Congratulations on your fipple! Many happy years of fipple fiddling await!

MomOfTwoGirls2 Sun 12-Jul-15 02:43:46

I just had bmx & ld flap recon done 4 weeks ago. Fibble to be added later.
Congratulations on yours ��

FrancesNiadova Sun 12-Jul-15 05:15:03

Congratulations Derxa!
I had mine done 18months ago. It did shrink a bit as it healed, but it does feel good to go swimming & have something showing through your cozzie!
I've also had my titoo, it does need topping up, but looks really good!
Well done for getting through it! flowers

derxa Sun 12-Jul-15 07:35:58

weebarra
The op is long but if you have a good surgeon then I think no need to worry. You also have the added bonus of a 'tummy tuck'. I can recommend Mr R at Broomfield.

Paddingtonsmarmaladesandwiches Sun 12-Jul-15 07:41:40

Congratulations on your fipple and on your recovery. Very happy for you.

MrsTedCrilly Sun 12-Jul-15 08:29:06

A toast to you and your fipple OP wine smile

cleanasawhistle Sun 12-Jul-15 08:45:23

Well done Derxa for getting through it all.

I had a mastectomy a month ago and am still considering reconstruction.....the tummy tuck might just persuade me ;-)

FrancesNiadova Sun 12-Jul-15 09:02:56

Hi cleanasawhistle, I remember your first post when you'd found your lump. So glad to hear that you're on the mend. <waves> flowers

derxa Sun 12-Jul-15 09:17:07

cleanasawhistle
flowers Go for it. The 'natural' boob makes such a difference.

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