Josephine Mitchell | Breast Reconstruction

Two-and-a-half years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Josephine Mitchell faced surgery for a second time after radiotherapy caused hardening of the original implant breast reconstruction.

Josephine, 59, was referred to Consultant Plastic Surgeon Miss Anita Hazari at The McIndoe Centre where she underwent removal of her right breast prosthesis and replacement with a DIEP reconstruction, a procedure which involved taking skin and fat from her tummy and creating a breast from it.

Now, nearly three months after the operation in June, Josephine is on the road to recovery and is slowly getting life back to normal, despite complications caused by having to come off medication for her rheumatoid arthritis.

She said: “I had different surgery options after the radiotherapy but I felt this one was the best one for me. Mrs Hazari was marvellous and the staff were so caring and helpful. It was a difficult time for me because I could hardly move after the operation so needed a lot of care.

“I would thoroughly recommend The McIndoe Centre. I felt very secure there. It’s a lovely place and the food was fantastic. I only wish I could have eaten more of it!”

Miss Anita Hazari

Miss Anita Hazari

Miss Hazari performs a range of procedures at The McIndoe Centre specialising in breast surgery (reconstructive and cosmetic), male breast reduction, body contouring, labial reduction, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures.

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