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Topic: Binding with implants?

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Posted on: Sep 2, 2019 02:29PM - edited Sep 2, 2019 02:30PM by Theo89

Theo89 wrote:

Hey y'all, I'm an afab non-binary demiboy who got immediate reconstruction and silicone implants after my stage 2 BC bi-lateral mastectomy in 2016. I'm now MBC with multiple mets since this June.

I've only been out as non-binary since this past December and present masculine. I am teetering on whether I'm FtM but that's beside the question. Are they any other masculine people who bind while having implants? I don't want to have them reduced or taken out because of the trauma I went through to get them and I got the safe OK to bind from my plastic surgeon, but I want to know if there are others who've done it to. My binder hasn't arrived yet, but I'm afraid it'll be too much pressure and cause chest problems because the silicone is not very giving.

I guess if I don't get any replies, I'll just have to give it a go and see!

TK Dx 6/22/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 8/2/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 8/2/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/3/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 12/29/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 1/24/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 1/29/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy 3/19/2018 Nerlynx Dx 6/18/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Sep 2, 2019 02:41PM Moderators wrote:

Theo89, we welcome you warmly to our community, and hope there are some others who can help provide you with support nd advice. Please keep us posted!

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Sep 2, 2019 08:43PM reflect wrote:

Hi Theo, I don't know the answer to your question but I am rooting for you. Did your PS understand the amount of compression the binder will provide? If yes, and you got the go-ahead, that sounds promising. Let us know how it goes.

Hormonal Therapy 9/20/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/30/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 2/3/2016, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/24/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/13/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
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Sep 3, 2019 02:04PM Theo89 wrote:

Yes, he does, thank you. And I will be vigilant myself in making sure I am safe with the length of compression (I know no more than 8 hours of wear) and how my body is reacting to it.

TK Dx 6/22/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 8/2/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 8/2/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/3/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 12/29/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 1/24/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 1/29/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy 3/19/2018 Nerlynx Dx 6/18/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Sep 3, 2019 09:36PM reflect wrote:

Good luck to you Theo. Cancer stinks, and you should live your life as you feel best, to the max. (Goes for all of us, eh?) And yes, monitoring your health and safety.

Hormonal Therapy 9/20/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/30/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 2/3/2016, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/24/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/13/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
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Sep 12, 2019 01:45PM exercise_guru wrote:

I had to look this up. O have a few ideas. First my.implants do not have that much projection so if wore a spanks top that had compression my chest would be pretty flat. It would not bother my implants as I have actually worn a compression spanks top and put my bra on the outside to even look like I had breasts.

Also there are probably different tops that minimize the breast appearance through simple wardrobe ideas.

Now having said that it is likely that you could just swap your implants for a more masculine pec shape. M! An y women are having them taken out because of all the recalls so it's pretty common and you could do it in a way that would not make your chest concave.

I have heard the recovery is pretty easy on the body so likely not what you are.imagining.

Also you didn't ask but I would talk to my doctor about testosterone and whether supplementing with that would also help with the BC


Age 42 05/15/2015 PALB2 mutation, DBL Breast Cancer Type 1A Grade 3 ER+PR+(right 1.3cm,.5cm) HERr+(left1.6 cm), 06/26/2015 BMX with TE 8/27/15 Chemotherapy TCH 12/30/2015 TAH/BSO/Reconstruction 1/29/16 Arimidex 3/1/16 Femara 5/6/16 Tamoxifen
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Sep 12, 2019 02:08PM santabarbarian wrote:

Or possibly hurt the BC, as some BCs are AR+ (like mine).

Why did you fight to get implants if you were not comfortable with having breasts?

pCR after neoadjuvant chemo w/ integrative practices Dx 7/13/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/13/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/11/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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