I had a double bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction 2 years ago and am still having a boa constrictor feeling around my chest. The pain is chronic, I am fatiqued and have days I cannot even function. I have had blocks and a rhyzotomy with no relief. Any suggestions?
2 Years After Mastectomy/Reconstruction Still Have Tight Chest Feeling and Pain, What Can I Do?
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Check with your plastic surgeon
If the constricted feeling is from contracture around your implants you may need a capsulectomy. Another option is to switch you to an autologous tissue reconstruction such as a TRAM flap or Latissimus flap. Check with your surgeon about options or possibly get a second opinion.
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