Expander + Breast Reconstruction

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Do Breast Reconstruction Tissue Expanders Cause Pain As They Expand?

It seems like a tissue expander would be painful as it stretches the skin - am I crazy? READ MORE

Breast Lift of Good Breast After Unilateral Mastectomy?

I'm 35 years old and in two weeks, I'll have Mastectomy of left breast and immediate Breast Reconstruction with implant-expander. The PS told... READ MORE

After Bilateral Mastectomy, my Expanders Are Excruciating

I Was a 34A at Best. I am afraid my body is too small to accommodate the smallest expanders available, and I am seriously thinking of ending the... READ MORE

Double Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction and then Radiation - Timeframe for Expanders?

I am 38 years old diagnosed with breast cancer,had chemo before surgery and I am going to have a double mastectomy with immidiate reconstruction the... READ MORE

Over the Muscle Implant Placement After Radiation Therapy?

I have had a bilateral mastectomy. I have under the muscle silicone implants. I had radiation treatment on the right breast and the implant is... READ MORE

D Cup Possible After Breast Reconstruction with Expanders?

I've been diagnosed with multifocal, high grade DCIS which requires a mastectomy. I have always been very busty (34DD at age 15 and 34F now). Is it... READ MORE

Reconstructive Surgery with Expanders - Infected

12/23/11 had prophylactic bilateral mastectomy(twin sister & sister with breast cancer)I was discharged with 2 jp drains 16 hours after surgery... READ MORE

Post-Mastectomy Breast Infection. Expander Removal?

Left breast ( had radiations 2 years ago ) got infected after mastactamy and reconstraction with expander.I'm 2 weeks now with picc line with... READ MORE

Better Symmetry? Lat Flap with Implant or Tissue Expander and Implant?

I am 35, having a unilateral mastectomy, no chemo, no radiation. I've received two different opinions from board certified plastic surgeons about... READ MORE

Exercise in Preparation for a Mastectomy

Hello, I'd really appreciate some advice because I can't find the answer to this question anywhere: I'm due to have a risk-reducing double mastectomy... READ MORE

Possible to Have over the Muscle Breast Augmentation After Mastectomy?

I am post bilateral mastectomy, after 10 years, I finally have expanders. They were placed in Nov. I am having pain 6/10 on one breast area and to the... READ MORE

Should Reconstruction Expanders Move Under the Skin?

I have had my tissue expanders in place since bilateral mastectomy 11/15/10. I stopped getting fills after December 20th so I could heal from my pain,... READ MORE

How Are Breast Expanders Supposed to Look While Getting Filled?

I had a bilateral mastectomy due to invasive lobular cancer in one breast and had tissue expanders at the time of the surgery. I just finished my 2nd... READ MORE

I Had a Bilateral Mastectomy and my Surgeon Suggests 550cc Expander Inflation

I Had a Bilateral Mastectomy and my Surgeon Suggests 550cc Expander Inflation so that my breasts arent too far apart. I am 5'2 and feel that... READ MORE

Expanders and Radiation

I had double masectomy Sept 29 and expanders at same time. Have had much pain with right expander and must have 30 radiation treatments after chemo is... READ MORE

What is a Typical Timeframe To Keep in Tissue Expanders After Final Fill?

How long should tissue expander stay after final fill? I had my last fill on Feb 15 and now 370cc,I feel that my PS is in a hurry for the... READ MORE

My Tissue Expander Which is Still Getting Expanded is Very Hard. How Can I Make It Softer?

I had my Mastectomy on 4/20. I am thin, about 114 I have about 420 cc so far in the expander and I had a single. I don't need chemo or radiation.... READ MORE

Is the Use of an Expander Recommended for Nipple/skin Sparing Mastectomy?

I currently wear a 34B bra. I am having bilateral nipple/skin sparing mastectomy due to phyllodes tumors. My Dr. is suggesting expanders before... READ MORE

Is It Okay to Start Filling the Tissue Expanders After Radiation?

Thank you all Dr's for my previous question.An update to my Q I am 38 ,did chemo for breast cancer before surgery,have to do double mast. and... READ MORE

How Often Do Breast Tissue Expanders Fail Due to Manufacturer's Error?

I had a bi-lateral mastectomy and tissue expanders put in Sept. 9th. The left side failed because of 5 needle size holes and was replaced on Oct. 29th... READ MORE

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