@A MyBCTeam Member is has had issues with her implants. She is afraid that her skin might fail and require additional surgery. Can anyone provide her advise or share their implant experience as she is in the midst of making a challenging decision. I
I had implants, after having cancer. I had to have a double mascectomy and double reconstruction. I had Implants inserted 8 months ago, after having the expanders in. I have not experienced any problems whatsoever. It has been fine, they feel very comfortable.
Good evening, I had reconstructive surgery that required expanders and also a nipple sparing procedure and everything went great...I did not have any skin that failed
I don't know if u want to hear my story but I'm going to tell it. I had my extenders put in and started the filling process and my right side did collapse and they have not ever been taken out to this day my left side is half full and the right side the extender has moved and is protruding out my skin it is very painful I have to wear prosthesis also.
My first pair failed because my skin couldn't hold them. My plastic gave me a lift and new implants. All is good now.
I have thin skin and have been warned about this. I had a left mastectomy. I would like to go smaller and keep my "good" skin but just had my last surgery a couple months ago. Had 4 surgeries this year. I would never recommend immediate reconstruction. I lost a lot of skin and it was supposed to be a skin sparing mastectomy. I would recommend that you get expanders first and VERY gradually get them filled to the size that fits you or that your skin can handle. My doctor gave me a 550cc this time, he said to fill the area next to the arm / armpit. He said I didn't have enough fat for fat countouring. I worry though that my skin is not up to carrying this size. So far so good. But... any feedback is appreciated. It sounds like things turned out better now for you. Did you go smaller or what did the PS do to make it work better this time? Thank You!
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