Dec 10, 2020 02:54PM Beesie wrote:
I am sub-pectoral. Didn't have a choice back when I was having my reconstruction. I would not change it. For me, the big advantage is that with the implant behind the chest muscle, the chest is pushed up to be right against the skin. This means that any skin or chest wall recurrence or new primary will be extremely easy to detect. With a smooth, firm surface, any lump growing under the skin would probably be noticeable to me when it was as small as 1mm in size. For pre-pectoral, MRI or PET screening would be used to detect recurrences. Whether this is an important factor depends on the individual of course, particularly given some of the advantages of pre-pectoral implants.
Take a read through the following recent thread. While sub-pectoral vs. pre-pectoral wasn't the topic of this thread, the discussion did cover this issue. Read from my post of Dec. 5th 11:27 a.m. onward (mid-way down the first page).