Double Mastectomy GUMMY BEAR IMPLANTS still feels tight
Hi all, this is for my mother. It's been 2 years since she's had the double mastectomy they are gummy bear implants.
She's tried physical therapy, muscle relaxers, and nothing works in the long run it seems.
What happens she says it feels like the muscles tighten up and it's gets very uncomfortable even walking and sometimes she can just sit there and it really tightens up.
What do you think is going on, any one else have this? The problem the doctor says she hasn't really heard of this in many people but my mom was wondering if her body just isn't agreeing with these types of implants and if another kind or what not would beb etter for her.
Probably she has a mild capsular contracture, and she does not like the feeling of the muscles moving the implants. This is actually a common complaint. She could probably take a muscle relaxant and solve this discomfort.
I had a mastectomy from R breast. Initially, had expander/implant. I thought the tightness & pain was from the radiation. Since, I've had tram flap surgery, and still have the tightness. The only thing that seems to help is a lot of exercise, stretching. I even have lymphodema, and exercise is the only thing that helps....but, I don't stretch as much as I should.
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