Expanderightmare

Member since 5/14/2013

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Reviews by Expanderightmare

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 Expanderightmare

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

Recent comments from Expanderightmare

Radiation will thicken the tissue leaving it hard and leathery. It will not stretch very well for immediate placement of an implant, so most surgeons will use a tissue expander to slowly stretch the tissue so it can accept the implant.... READ COMMENT

Thank you for your story. It is reassuring to hear that others have had good experiences even if I have not READ COMMENT

Additional information and support is available at fatgraft patients.com READ COMMENT

As a"bigger" girl I know what you mean. I hope your surgeon told you that with a BMI over 30% (I'm 5'7 200 lb which is BMI of 32) that you are at significantly higher risk of infection and lymph edema. I ended up with both. Since you... READ COMMENT