Double Mastectomy & Reconstruction Archives - Berta Lippert

Double Mastectomy & Reconstruction

In the hopes that I can help other women, I am sharing my prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction journey. Please let me know if I can help you or your loved one in any way. Love, B


Never be ashamed of a scar.

Sometimes it’s hard to look at my mastectomy scars……but most of the time they make me feel like a freaking warrior! Whatever physical or emotional scars you may have, I just wanted to remind you that you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you. From one warrior to another, I love you guys!! love, …

Never be ashamed of a scar. Read More »

believe breast cancer

Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy

Tomorrow is the big day! In less than 24 hours I will dramatically reduce my chance of getting breast cancer. I am ready! I will update everyone as soon as I can. Thank you all so much for your support! Love & Hugs, b

Leachco Back ‘N Belly Body Pillow

Post Surgery Sleep with Leachco Back ‘N Belly Body Pillow

I’ve been spending a lot of time on the FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) Message Boards lately. It has been so helpful to hear other women’s experiences going through their prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction procedures. A frequent topic of discussion is the difficulty sleeping post surgery. This seems particularly difficult while going …

Post Surgery Sleep with Leachco Back ‘N Belly Body Pillow Read More »

two surgeons

In Search Of A Surgeon Part Two

  After my appointment mentioned here, I spoke with more women who had undergone breast reconstruction locally and set up appointments with two other plastic surgeons. The second plastic surgeon I saw was fantastic. He was really nice, spent a lot of time with me and was authorized to perform surgeries in the hospital where …

In Search Of A Surgeon Part Two Read More »


In Search Of A Surgeon Part One

  I mentioned yesterday that I should be recovering from my bilateral mastectomy right now but my surgery was canceled. It was canceled because I was sick but guess what? I would have canceled it anyway. Here’s why. I was required to see a plastic surgeon by my breast surgeon to explore different options of …

In Search Of A Surgeon Part One Read More »

Scroll to Top