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Having my implant replaced

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logres
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Re: Having my implant replaced

Thanks everyone for your help. I really appreciate the time you have taken and feel reassured now. Good luck and good health to you.

jillybee
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Re: Having my implant replaced

No drain,and recovery was within days,thogh unable to drive for at least 2 weeks
logres
Member

Re: Having my implant replaced

Thanks Zulieka. How long did you stay in hospital and did you have a drain put in. Good luck with your recovery. 

Zuleika
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Re: Having my implant replaced

I have no drain and was home the same day.
Zuleika
Member

Re: Having my implant replaced

Hi I had revision of my implant on my mastectomy side, two days ago. The scar is remarkably small, there's some minor bruising and I'm pleased with the result. I feel pretty good, just resting and pottering. I actually feel like I could go out for a walk today. The incision is jut under the breast, not all the way, about 5cm long.
This was my fourth op since diagnosis and I'm relieved that it's hopefully the last op
Best wishes with your decision
Z
logres
Member

Re: Having my implant replaced

Thanks for this. I was worried about having to stay overnight. Did you have to have a drain in? How long did it take to recover? Thanks for replying.
jillybee
Member

Re: Having my implant replaced

Everyone is different,however,I have had a few replacements and the old scar was used.The operations themselves were only an hour or so,and home the same day.
logres
Member

Having my implant replaced

Hi everyone,

 

I had an LD reconstruction in 2007 with an implant and a port just under the boob. The port always gave me problems because it was so uncomfortabel and the surgeon has said that he can remove it or I could have a new implant put in . The present implant does not cause any discomfort but it does not look good and had lots of ripples in it.

 

If anyone has had an implant replaced can you let me know how your op went. Is it a big operation? Where do they make an incision to remove the old one and put the new one in? 

 

Would appreciate your views as I am deciding whether to have it replaced - I don't really want to go through a huge op and am worried. I could just have the port removed but the surgeon thinks my implant should be replaced to make my reconstructed breast more comfortable and look better.