Expander nightmare

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

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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

Post Bilateral Mastectomy Implants Replaced with Fat Only - Key Biscayne, FL

My double mastectomy, expander process and implant placement was a complete mess. I endured 4 surgeries, thousands of dollars out of pocket, a life threatening MRSA inflection and 10 months out of work only to end up with the inability to move either arm normally, constant pain, and a cosmetic... 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

What is the incidence of capsular contracture for submuscular implants?

What is the incidence of capsular contraction for under the muscle implants by type ( saline, silicone, gummibear, textured and smooth). Everything I have read says "less than... READ MORE