Breast implant after TRAM

  • Marshagalina
  • Portugal
  • 3 years ago

I had a Tram 8 years ago. Besides having an abdominal bulge as result of removing the muscle, my reconstructed breast look 1/2 the size of my other breast. Last month I decided to ask my doctor to help me. He said that the tram cannot be removed, the bulge can not be repaired (I already had one surgery to put in a kind of net)and my only hope is an implant. The doc said is safe to put the implant under the tram....but I am worried if it will damage by anyway the tram. I also have a reconstructed nipple with breast tissue, and I cant imagine how it will look like with the implant. I am scared. Can I hear some advise? Thanks.

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Hi Beverly,

Finally I had may drain out today. Ten days after the surgery. My breast is still swollen, but I feel strong and confident. I hope my TRAM was not affected. The surgeon told me today that I have to massage the breast, but it is a strange feeling to have the implant inside.
I still have to wait for a few weeks to see the result, but so far so good.
Thanks for reading. God bless you.
Hugs and Kisses.
Marsha
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Hi Beverly,

I had my surgery on 6th september and returned home yesterday 7th. Today my drain had 100 cc and I went back to replace the container. It drained a lot, I think, but the doc said it is quite normal. I am going back tomorrow again to see my surgeon. No pain actually, only if I keep my bra closed and very tight. Its the drain inside that is hurting. Besides I fell fine but dont know yet how he breast looks like. Its a bit swollen.
I was sleeping during the whole procedure and woke up quite relaxed and no pain.I did'nt even vomit, which usually happens to me after surgery.
I feel in a good mood.
Thanks for reading my comments.
God bless you all.
Marsha
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Dear Marsha,

Thank you for your note, so happy to hear you are feeling well after surgery.

The drains are a nuisance, but very necessary  Perhaps by the time you read this they will already be out.

Give yourself all the rest and nurturing you deserve and please accept our well wishes for your complete and rapid recovery.

Please stay in touch.

xoxoxo,

Beverly

 

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Hi Beverly,
Hi everyone,

I will have surgery early September 2011.My doc says I will stay 2 days in hospital but does not say much about the procedure. This is how docs work in Portugal...He only told me that will be ok, although my breast will not look exactly like before. I have enough skin to receive the implant under the tram.
I am worried, but I will keep you updated.
Thanks for caring.
Hugs and Kisses from sunny Portugal.
Marsha
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We are keeping you in our thoughts. Will be checking on you as your surgery date approaches. If you have any questions or thoughts you would like to express, we are here for you.

Big hug,

Beverly

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Hi Marsha,

Last we heard you were worried and scared. Have you been able to get your concerns addressed? Please consider writing a review of your experience. We will cheer you up and onward.

Beverly

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Hi Marsha,

Welcome to our community.

I have also had the tram flap surgery (2007).

Perhaps your doctor has photos of similar surgeries like the one you are considering. Sometimes a picture can explain more than words.

It is always a good idea to seek a second opinion.

Please check out our Q&A forum for answers from physicians to questions about tram surgeries.

Keep asking the questions until you get an answer you can live with.

Please let us know about your progress.

Thanks for sharing,

xo,

Beverly

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