The expander was the worst.Had a hard time sleeping, with alot of discomfort.
After the expander was removed, I had silicone implants put in. I have some pain, but it is fading away. They look great! I chose reconstruction because I wwanted to feel and look complete again after having 2 mastectomies. Everything now is looking great. And I feel more positive than ever!
Well, went to see my PS today. We have a date for my nipple areola reconstruction. I go for my pre-op Dec.9th and my surgery is Dec.13th. He will use a skin graph from my upper inner thigh to form it. He will be making my nipple out of the skin from my breast. I have seen this performed on someone before on youtube. It amazes me on what they can do. I am very excited about getting this done, but the only thing I won't like is the pain that you feel from them removing the skin. This hurts so much! I had it done before in 2003. You can't hardly walk or sit. But I have to remember, it will only be for a bit. It's almost done!
I just had my nipple areola reconstruction yesterday, and he used the skin from my chest area to form the nipple and skin graph from my inner thigh to make the areola. I will go back later after this heals to get it tattooed. Its not painful to me up there only where he took the skin graph from. You are right, it will never be the same as what GOD has given us but we are alive and I'm thankful that they have the technology to form another one. I do feel complete after everything that I have gone through. I went from boobs to nothing from nothing to foobs! I am so proud of them. I think that you should do the reconstruction on your nipple areola. You will be happy with it especially after they tattoo it! Having the skin graph removed is a little painful but not unbearable. It hurts a little to sit and walk,but i expected that. I feel no pain where my nipple is just in my upper inner thigh, but I know that this will subside.