Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Tightness + Breast Reconstruction
I had reconstruction with textured silicone implants April 2011. I had continued tightness across my chest, with pulling sensations that did not get... READ MORE
I had bilateral Breast reconstruction 2 years ago. The results are very unsatisfactory. I find it hard to explain what happened, but I have lost... READ MORE
I had a double bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction 2 years ago and am still having a boa constrictor feeling around my chest. The pain... READ MORE
I had silcone implants placed after bilateral mastectomy. I had a lot of discomfort with expanders but felt I would get relief once final implants... READ MORE
I had a BMX with TEs about 5 weeks ago. The left side never drained much - always less than 20 ml a day. When drains came out, the left side got... READ MORE
It's been 2 and a half months since reconstructive breast surgery. I have size C cup implants. Though the swelling is at bay - the tight feeling of... READ MORE
Had bilateral mastectomy for brace2 gene in 2005. Never liked them. They are hard and I can feel the edges of the saline implant. I always feel like I... READ MORE
Implants put in on 9/7/11 and was wondering how long before the tightness and numbness subside? READ MORE
Is it normal to still feel tight in the tummy at about 5 months into diep-flap reconstruction recovery? (photo)
I am a little more than 5 months into recovering from my bilateral diep-flap reconstruction. Will my tummy ALWAYS feel this tight and do I just need... READ MORE
My plastic surgeon says my skin is too tight/thin around tissue expanders to expand anymore. Can a bigger implant be inserted?
I had prophylactic mastectomy with expanders. I am at 350ccs and doc says my skin is too tight to expand more. I am disappointed as I wanted to be a... READ MORE
I have had reconstruction (2005) left breast is awesome, right breast keeps getting tighter and tigher - I've been told due to radiation. It... READ MORE
I am having a tough time with the expanders...Ive tried OTC meds, physio etc. I feel extremely tight and uncomfortable. I have expanders in after a... READ MORE
I Had Dcis with a Bilateral Mastectomy, No Chemo or Radiation Needed. Four Month Silicone 400 Cc High Profile Implants?
The PS also took the extra skin bulge under my arms at the same time. I am working with a wonderful physical therapist for the last two months to... READ MORE
I Had a Recent Revision to PBM and I'm Still Experiencing Tightness on Right Side and They Appear Too Close, Normal? (photo)
The tightness around my right implant, slight asymmetry and closeness of the new implants worries me. The tightness was also on the right after my TE... READ MORE
I had reconstruction one right side with the silicone implant placed in early 2003. For past 6 months I have experienced tightness that feels like... READ MORE
Tightness, contracture and pulling after bilateral mastectomy & breast reconstruction with silicone. Is it normal?
.I´m writing from Europe. Surg. 3 wk ago. Last FRIDAY I started feeling the pulling or stretching, the tightness and the contraction feeling in the... READ MORE
What to do about rippling, tightness and muscle flex deformity following prophylactic skin & nipple sparing mastectomy? (Photo)
I'm 23 and had surgery with immediate reconstruction just over 3 months ago. i cant even look/ touch them without feeling sick or breaking into tears.... READ MORE
I have severe muscle spasms in my breast is their anything I can do to relieve the pain and tightness caused from the implants READ MORE
Bilateral Mastectomy with Expanders 6 Months Ago then Exchanged for Implants 3 Weeks Ago Can This Cause Muscle Strain?
My breasts feel tight which I understand that plus the implants are a little bigger than my natural breasts (C to a D cup) but I also feel like my... READ MORE
My surgeon gave me the largest Implants possible, they're rock hard & don't move. Will they ever move or go softer? (photos)
(Im having other side tubular breast uplifted & implant in in 6mths time) I had a mastectomy with immediate implant & strattice mesh. My surgeon... READ MORE