I had a b/l mastectomy for DCIS in 9/2011 with tissue expander placement (with Alloderm) and was always very uncomfortable with the expanders. I am not a good candidate for flaps so we hoped that the discomfort would improve with implants. However, it is worse now than before, especially laterally and at the inferior pole. Of note, I did not have pain for 1.5 weeks after the exchange, it then became gradually worse. There is no infection and no seroma. My surgeon does not know why this happened.
I Have Severe Pain After the Exchange of Tissue Expanders for Silicone Implants 2.5 Weeks Ago, Why Would this Be?
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Pain after implant exchange
Your pain all might be related to the recent surgery and possible swelling. I doubt a capsule would develop this early. An exam is certainly worth having to make sure there is no infection. hematoma, etc..