Anyone have implants removed after mastectomy?

  • Nannme
  • 1 year ago

Hopefully this will be my 5th and final surgery. Tired of all the pain and discomfort. Not happy about being flat!

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Ok have had my implants removed and have had fluid build up on one side. Have been twice to have it drained . Anyone have this if so any suggestions?
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I saw on your profile you are getting your implants removed. I'm so happy you will finally be pain free! Wishing you the best!

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I had one implant removed after developing MRSA infection. Prior to that I had severe pain on both sides and was developing symastia (uni-boob) where the cleavage indentation disappears and the skin just bridges between both implants. Things were much better on the side with removal but still pretty painful with lots of scaring in the side of my chest / ribs which pulls tremendously whenever I move my arm. The pain in other side with the remaining implant (which sits up near my armpit, looks horrendous and feels cold and rock hard) is much worse however. I will be having my 4th surgery to have the remaining implant removed and scar revisions done on OCT 9 and was told to expect another 2 procedures after that if I wish to achieve better use of my arms and pain reduction. I have just about completely given up any hope for a good cosmetic appearance at this point and cant tolerate a prosthesis touching me on either side. But at least flat is cancer free. I wish you the best of luck!
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I had all the exact pain. Had the 5th and final surgery 2 weeks ago. Implants are gone and no pain! I am flat but at this point I don't care! Good luck and God bless!
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I'm glad you're also pain free and happy! Hugs to you!

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You're totally right...cancer free is the way to be. Hoping some slightly padded bras will help with clothing. The prosthesis is so heavy and hot feeling. Maybe after your body heals for a few years you can visit the idea again...or not. :) My relative waited 2 years after her mastectomy before she did reconstruction. Good luck with your next surgery!

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