More surgery?! Bilateral mastectomy Nov 2015. Expanders placed then. Had weekly fill 75-100cc 4 visits=350+cc. Nurse punctured left expander, replaced Jan 2016. Dr said he filled the 'last 300cc' in surgery 'to avoid another puncture'. I was in agony for months going from 350 to 650cc. Chemo, then implant surgery July 5th. I didn't know my implants were 800cc until after surgery. I trusted dr to know how much I had been filled. 3 months p/op still pain & what to me are tight flattened implants.
What can be done when expanders are underfilled prior to implant surgery? Dr said he'll put smaller implants in.
- 6 months ago
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