Expander nightmare

Location: Pennsylvania, PA
Member since 5/14/2013


  • 28 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 2 questions

Reviews by Expander nightmare

Bilateral Breast Reconstruction for unilateral cancer

Bilateral mastectomies for unilateral infiltrating carcinoma with immediate tissue expander placement. SEVERE pain and muscle spasms started immediately post op and were unrelieved with pain meds +/or muscle relaxants. Plastic surgeon was very aggressive in pushing forward towards swap out but I... READ MORE

Questions from Expander nightmare

What Are the Reason(s) for Tissue Expanders in Breast Reconstruction?

In a skin sparing mastectomy breast reconstruction where radiation therapy is not planned are tissue expanders used to enlarge the remaining skin or to just to enlarge the... READ MORE

How is symmastia managed? What are its causes and is there any non-surgical option for me to reverse it?

What is the incidence of symmastia after tissue expander / implant reconstruction. What are its causes and is there anything I can do other than further surgery to reverse it? READ MORE

Recent comments from Expander nightmare

It would be helpful if we knew where you are located and if you are willing to travel. I personally see Dr. Roger Khouri in miami, FL . He has removed my implants and is rebuilding my breasts with fat liposuctioned from my abdomen?... READ COMMENT

I love your positive attitude! READ COMMENT

I do hope that you are recovering and feeling better. You are right, the post operative bed and the bathroom scenes are very graphic, but also incredibly brave, honest, and probably helpful to anyone contemplating this procedure. I... READ COMMENT

I never wore anything...the sports bras were too hard to get on and i didn't need the support of an underwire because my expanders were sutured in with suture tabs . But my experience may be different than others - it would be best to... READ COMMENT

Fever is a temperature over 100.4, and if you really do have a fever you definitely need to be seen by your surgeon. It's possible it could be coming from your lungs because of shallow breathing while under anesthesia or recovering, a... READ COMMENT