want implants removed after double mastectomy

  • stellinator
  • Spencerport, NY
  • 2 years ago

After a double mastectomy, tissue expanders then silicon implants I want them out.  It has been 3 months since implants.  I always feel very rigid, uncomfortable and painful, specially under arms.  I can feel the implants moving around.  I also can feel very hard tissue on the sides (under my arms).  I want them removed.  I don't care if I have nothing.  Has anyone had any experience with this or know of anyone who has.  Can this be done?  I want to tell my doc to take them out!!!  but I want to know what I'm talking about before I see him as he does not have a very good bedside manner.    Thank you in advance. Stella

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Stella - I too experienced exactly what you are talking about on my left side (radiated side) and suffered for a year with horrible pain. Get a good PS who is an experienced in DIEP surgery and see if you are a candidate. Where do you live?
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Hi Stella,

Thinking about you. How's that infection? Were you able to get things resolved? Please stop in to let us know how you are.

xoxo,

Beverly

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Hi Stella,

You sound very frustrated and rightly so! It is a long and difficult journey through breast cancer. You have endured too much to give up now. Your current challenge could be one that is easily remedied. Trusting and partnering with your physician will bring you the best outcome. This will require you educating yourself (so glad you stopped by RealSelf), so you will feel comfortable discussing your options with your doctor. If you feel you are not getting the proper response and attention from your doctor, please get another opinion.

Please stay in touch. We are here to support you!

xoxo,

Beverly

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