THE IRON BRA
I had a bilateral masectomy with tissue expanders and saline implants in 2003 and have just absolutely decided I cannot take the IRON BRA anymore! I have tried and tried to make it ok but it is not OK.
I felt like this from day one and I must get them out. Just dont know what the cause is of the never ending IRON BRA. Have been discussing the possibility of nerve damage in the Post Masectomy Pain Syndrome thread but this is plain tightness...like duct tape tightly wrapping around my chest. I do not have tingling, cording or numbness in arms.
Was hoping that by switching out saline implants for smaller silcone would find relief but no PS can say for sure. Possibly considering DIEP but don't have much body fat..only a little in tummy. Very concerned that if I do DIEP (even though the muscles are spared) my stomach core will still be affected and I already have bad lower back problems.
Really need relief and so concerned about enduring another surgery only to still be in THE IRON BRA.
One DIEP PS says he could take some fat from below AND above the belly button, lift up the belly button and re-place it. Would prefer I think to do implant exchange but not if it does not offer relief.
Any one locked in an IRON BRA years later like me?? Anyone find relief?