Different sizes for implants

Different sizes for implants

Any one end up with two very different size implants after mastectomy? I have 700cc on cancer side and 540cc on non cancer. Ps said he didn't remove fat on non cancer side as this was better for Pt. They do look close in size. He said the non radiated side is lighter in hopes it won't look saggier later after that breast drops, as radiated often don't drop down.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

After my exchange my radiated side developed capsular contracture almost immediately and it never dropped. The non cancer side dropped and became saggy. So not only were they different sizes but they sat at different levels. My first PS would not do any more surgery. My second PS would operate but he said it would take 3-4 surgeries without any guarantees on the outcome. While waiting for surgery my incision kept reopening requiring emergency surgery. I finally got tired of the way they looked, the pain and just overall feeling terrible and I explanted.

posted 4 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

So sorry Jwags

posted 3 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had implants before cancer and yes that is normal not to be same size!

posted 3 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thx! I hope he is right!

posted 4 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I LOVE this idea! I’ve wondered why they don’t take measures gambles like this before- it makes perfect sense, as it’s borne out time and time again that two identical implants will not have the same result after one is blasted with radiation.
Mine look decidedly different (same as @Jwags- radiated side encapsulated, high, round and tight with more projection as a result, unradiated side sloped and soft). I’ve even wondered if teardrop in radiated side and round in unaffected side would help bring them closer together in look, as radiation tends to squinch the implant into a rounder shape.

I’m very curious to see if your PS is successful with corralling all of these inevitable variables- if he or she is, they deserve a prize and should submit a protocol to ASCO, frankly.

((Hug))

edited, originally posted 4 months ago
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