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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?
It can hurt sometimes, especially if you are slim.
YES, try to avoid expanders if possible!
Tissue expanders placed beneath the muscle for breast reconstruction can be painful
Tissue expander pain
Gentle expansion after breast reconstruction should not be painful
You shouldn't have pain from breast reconstruction expanders
The discomfort from expanders is usually minimal
Pain may be a determinant of rate of expansion
Expanders are well tolerated
Pain during tissue expander reconstruction
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