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Tissue Expander

Has anybody had a mx followed by recon started off with a tissue expander - looking at a diep flap and implant towards the back end of 2015 but going in for a tissue expander in January to stretch the skin and hopefully reduce the amount of scars on the recon boob.

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I had the mx back in february rather than an immediate recon so the expander will hopefuly stretch the flat skin, didnt have any problems with the mx site and it seems to be in reasonable condition following rads so Im fairly hopeful

 

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I had mx and reconstruction with tissue expander on 28th November . I have had 50cc inserted into the expander twice as it is being done weekly. It is not really uncomfortable or painful. I still have a Seroma so my Dr drains about 60 ml first before inserting my saline. It is really the seroma that disturbs me as I find that appling little pressure on my breast handles the muscle pain caused by the expander. The only painful spot thou is where the saline is inserted through. Good luck with yours