weird breast implant tightness
I have had my silicone implants for 2 years and have noticed when I am sick with cold, flu, covid really anything. I feel like my implants are tight or swollen. It's a weird feeling and disappears when I am well again. Has anyone else experienced this? Curious to see if I am the only one
I had my implants exchanged in November 2021 and 2 months later, started hearing a "squeaking" noise on 1 side. I met with the PA from my P.S. office and am waiting to hear if it is more than the implant rubbing on my chest wall. Curious if anyone has had this? How long did it last? Any advice? TIA
Skin too stretched out!
Hello I had my final exchange 3 months ago and I am not that pleased. On my cancer side, the skin is very dimply and resembles a deflated balloon! It seems like the skin was almost too stretched out and/or the implant is too small. My surgeon said most would be pleased with the results I got sigh. I do not have a lot of…
Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Dorsi Flap
My name is Sherry and i'm 58 yrs old. This is my 2nd bout with breast cancer. I had it in 2002 and I had a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. It came back in December 2021 in the same breast. This time my surgeon said that I would need a mastectomy. I have also seen my plastic surgery. On February 16, 2022, they will be…
Traveling for mastectomy and reconstruction
I live in Atlanta, and I've heard a lot about the surgeons at St. Charles Surgical Hospital in New Orleans. I'm curious - if you traveled for your reconstruction (whether to New Orleans or elsewhere!), how did you handle travel? When were you able to go home? How did you handle any follow-up care? If you feel like your…
Same surgeon for mastectomy and reconstruction?
Hi everyone, last week had been one of the hardest weeks after the week of the diagnosis so far. I have finished neoadjuvant chemo on the 7th of January (TCHP) and this week had surgery consultancy with different cancer centers. Needless to say I am so confused and hoping maybe your experience might help me make a…
Radiation and expanders then implants
Hello ladies! I don’t even know if this is the place i should be! I’m trying to kind of find out some stats on something. So here it goes I will be having radiation on expanders that are under the muscle. My plastic surgeon said we will overfill and max out the expanders so that radiation won’t shrink that side so much. My…
Fat grafting after going flat?
I had BMX with immediate silicone implant reconstruction in October. I had figured I'd go back to my natural D cup, so my implants are each 535cc. They actually look great, but....they're heavy and feel weird. They seem sooo much bigger and in the way than my natural breasts were. I am extremely active (although not so…
Checking implant integrity
I’m ten years out from DMX with implant recon behind the pecs. My onc has released me to my PCP for follow up and I haven’t had an MRI in several years. Are screening ultrasounds good enough to check the integrity of the implants? Seems a lot easier and cheaper than an MRI. Anyone getting screening ultrasounds after DMX to…
Crutch in armpit
HUNH??! I have a broken leg (upper end of the tibia). Knee brace and crutches (using only one). On the right side. I have reconstruction with implant on my right side. I have been feeling many pinpricks in my right breast. It seems to be looser, and it sags as much as my left breast, which had been lifted to match the…