Meet Bri Majsiak, 26, Healing From a Preventative Mastectomy
After having a procedure planned without any sensation preservation, Bri Majsiak, one of the cofounders of The Breasties, got a nipple-sparing preventative double mastectomy (aka, her nipples and areolas were kept intact) with direct-to-implant reconstruction on June 29 of this year. She actually was a patient of Dr. Peled's and went through with nerve-grafting during the surgery.
It's only been a few months of recovery, and when we spoke to Majsiak at the end of September, she said that she didn't have much feeling in the lower half of her breasts and in her nipples. "I think I still feel a huge adjustment in my body because things are still hurting and feel different," she told POPSUGAR. At that point, she hadn't been as physical or worked out yet.
This adjustment, Majsiak said, "stems from feeling a little uncomfortable with the fact that these scars are very fresh. I definitely feel shock every time I get in the shower or see myself in the mirror." Plus, the compression bra that she wears during the day and while sleeping is the biggest reminder that her chest is still "very medical" and that it's healing. She's slowly beginning to feel more like herself again.