A devastating revelation.
Shannah heartbreakingly disclosed her BRCA-2 diagnosis, which can lead to breast, colon, and ovarian cancer. Her surgery forced her to enter menopause early, and Shannah even removed her nipples during mastectomy. She did receive gel silicone implants and later “tattooed” new nipples, but her breasts were not what she wanted.
“How does it look when you take off the dressing and look in the mirror?” Dr. Dubrow asked.
Shanna admitted, “Not much.”
“So it got worse,” Dubrow said. “What’s wrong with the extra skin on the lips? Why can’t the implant get in there and expand it?”
Dr. Dubrow will not know what is actually preventing her implants from being placed properly until Shannah undergoes surgery, but Shannah is afraid that her past mastectomy will be unsuccessful. “My biggest worry is that they still don’t get breast problems,” she revealed.
As Dr. Dubrow pointed out, the “key point” of Shannah surgery is to completely eliminate any risk of breast cancer.