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Topic: 4 weeks after exchange

Forum: Breast Reconstruction —

If you've had or will be having a mastectomy (or in some cases, lumpectomy), you're likely facing decisions about whether or not to have breast reconstruction, and if so, what type and when. Deciding whether or not to have a breast reconstructed is a very personal choice. Take the time you need to learn about how breast reconstruction might affect you, both emotionally and physically, before you decide to have the surgery.

Learn about different surgical options and the medical and personal issues around breast reconstruction.

Intro medically reviewed by: Brian Wojciechowski, M.D.
Last review date: November 22, 2020

Posted on: Mar 11, 2021 06:18PM

Lost47 wrote:

I have a unique situation. I had a bilateral mastectomy on January 12 with TE placement. Due to my Sentinel biopsy coming back with macrometastasis 2/2 nodes I had a work up done. Which led to needing an MRI, which meant my TE needed to be removed. I had 2 fills done on a Friday and had implants placed the following week on February 10. I know this is not how anyone wanted this to go down. I’m 4 weeks post op from the second surgery. I’m not sure how to explain it but something feels off. It feels like something heavy on my chest. I used to have DDD 36 breasts. I wasn’t even told the size I have, they’re small. I’m okay with that. I just can’t tell if this is how they are supposed to feel?

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Mar 12, 2021 03:01PM Moderators wrote:

Hi Lost47,

Many women report that their breasts do feel heavy for the first months post surgery, as the skin stretches and the muscles heal. However, it's always worth talking with your PS if you are concerned.

Hoping others chime in here though too!


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