2016. My 'chosen' surgery.
Not believed. Interrogated. Tested. Why would you choose this? What does your partner think? You'll change your mind. You must be weird.
Left not flat, but with a mound and spare skin, all ready to receive the implant that I am supposed to want.
2008. My mum, her surgery. Plenty of skin left, just in case.
My mound, myself, my mum.
Our palimpsest of scars and skin.