Anyone had Tissue Expanders for years?

Hi, I had my mastectomy 3.5 years ago n had an expander so that I could have a diep when I lost weight……. We then went into lockdown so that delayed things anyway but now I am even bigger n starting to panic about what’s going to happen!

Anyway, just wondered if there is anyone else out there who has had them as long as me, until this week it just used to annoy me every now and again but now I have quite a bit of pain especially round the port…… anyone had similar?

Thanks for reading


Hi Shaz1969

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Hi I’ve had one in for a week…the sloshing about noise is weird… didn’t know you could have them in that long… what does your consultant say? Xx