After breast reconstruction can you leave tissue exapnders in for a few years?
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Expanders in over a year
wow. I'm sorry to hear that. It is ideal to have the stage 2 done soon. However unless there's an infection my experience is that the skin etc just settle Down and get softer as time goes on.
You have had a double mastectomy and the surgery is quite intense and involve
Continue on you road with your surgeon. You will have a great result with your board certified plastic surgeon
Timing for expander swap
I am sorry to hear about your health insurance situation. It is not a problem to leave your expanders in for several years. Patients are typically much happier once they are removed, as expanders are firm and frequently uncomfortable. Good luck and I hope your insurance situation gets sorted out soon.
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