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Topic: Concave chest

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2018 12:53PM

kandyhunt wrote:

I had a BMX with expanders on May 18, 30, 2018. My expanders failed due to the fact that both of them flipped over after placement and the fills to add saline were actually causing multiple holes to be added allowing the saline to leak out. September 11 I had new expanders put in. The surgeon claims that I a concave chest. I can feel them. If I lay down I can feel the holes. One of my expanders has found the hole and it sits down in it. The other one sits on top of it still. Has anyone ever had this issue? Checking with family I have found one niece and an aunt who have the same issue, so it appears to be genetic. If you have the issue how did your surgoen deal with it?

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Nov 7, 2018 10:13AM - edited Nov 7, 2018 10:17AM by hugz4u

Hum you've got me stumped. If you do get lymphema in the chest those holes could fill up with fluid. You will know by having s full puffy or achy or weird feeling.

I have a dip at the top of my chest where I should really have a fat graft. sometimes it fills up there and gets puffy. When I exercise it helps get rid of it. Walking and moving arms (holding in a jogger position helps me

My friends son had concave chest with a few other complications affecting his organs. he’s 16 and they surgicaly corrected it. Maybe his age was an advantage. It’s a huge surgery and painful. They break ribs and put in a rod for him.

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