Back in December, my surgical onc advised me that if I underwent radiation, that I would have to wait 6 months after last treatment for surgery. Medical onc. did also. Rad onc. said that I did not have to wait quite that long. Radiation changes the skin for up to 6-9 months after completion. Sometimes it makes it quite hard. I had a radical mastectomy with muscle removed, etc. My skin lies flat on my ribs, yuch. My rad onc did say that I would have to moisturize and massage my chest forever if I chose not to get reconstruction.
It is all confusing, so I am seeing my ps next week. My son-in-law is a plastic surgeon and he told me that they sometimes do a lat flap with implant on radiation patients. My rad field was from collar bone to end of ribs, sternum to underarm.