Reconstruction without sling?
I had a mastectomy 5/2021 and had implants placed.
I had the implants replaced 2/2022 due to size. At the time, I had some mild capsular contracture in one breast that the doctor released and all was well.... until recently.
I'm not sure if I am having severe capsular contracture or if I am reacting to the vicyrl sling that the implants are set in, or both. It just feels like there is sharp and tight stuff inside my breasts that are not comfortable at all. They feel hot and tight all the time and I don't want to spend all day thinking about my breasts. I seem to be spending too much trying to find a good posture where they won't hurt and can't seem to find it, if that makes sense.
I really feel like ripping them out (!!) but I don't want to go flat. I did consider DIEP reconstruction previously but for reasons, decided against it. And I decided again the muscle relocation one. I see there are really a lot of other reconstruction options but my main question is, are there any reconstruction options that don't need the sling?
I will speak to the PS but figured I'd do some research first . HOpefully there is some option that doesn't leave foreign objects in my body. Any input would be appreciated. Even on how to make these things feel better today!