2 Years After Mastectomy/Reconstruction Still Have Tight Chest Feeling and Pain, What Can I Do?

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 is chronic, I am fatiqued and have days I cannot even function. I have had blocks and a rhyzotomy with no relief. Any suggestions?

Doctor Answers 1

Check with your plastic surgeon

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If the constricted feeling is from contracture around your implants you may need a capsulectomy.  Another option is to switch you to an autologous tissue reconstruction such as a TRAM flap or Latissimus flap.  Check with your surgeon about options or possibly get a second opinion.

Good Luck,

Dr T

Winston Salem Plastic Surgeon
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