Tissue expander in for 18 months and counting.....

Hi, I had a mastectomy last April and wanted a diep but my bmi was a bit too high so I have a tissue expander before my op which should have been a couple of months ago (if the waiting list was 6 moths) but now with COVID it will most probably be sometime next year!

Anyway the problem I have is that I’ve had the expander in quite a while now and don’t think they should be in this long and mine seems to be getting smaller, has anyone else had a problem where the saline seemed to be reducing as I’m keeping tabs on it but it definitely seems to be getting smaller?

Thanks Sharon 

Hi Shaz1969,

Thank you for your post.

I am sorry you haven’t had any response yet. I am hoping my response will help our member to see it and share their experience.

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