I am 55 years old and feel that I was not a good candidate for this surgery as I am or was quite thin. At the time I was also smoker and even though I cut down substancually I am convinced this had something to do with the result.
I am considering removal of the reconstruction and am concerned about what will happen with my muscles after removal. Will my muscles recover or is there away to repair damage in the area of the chest and under the arm it is quite stretched out.
Updated on May 21, 2009
I had breast cancer and opted for a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction two years ago. Since then I am experiencing a change a muscle tone under my armpits and general tightness across my chest although my implants are reasonable soft. I am unsatisfied with the overall result.
What can I do to improve the overall appearance and possible complications
Updated on May 22, 2009:
I think breast reconstruction is a wonderful thing for women to have access to after breast cancer.
I have seen some excellent results.Even though I am dissapointed with my own results. I actually do look quite good in clothing and that is a big plus.
I am concerned avout the complication rate of implants and wish I had had mor information before I made the decision. I think because my left breast has a large ripple that they could be ruptured my dr days it is fust the incision site
Thanks for your advice