what to do about reconstructive implant problems 10 years later
I had breast reconstructive surgery approximately 10 years ago, now the implant is hardening and decreasing in size.
My arm aches a great deal of the time. I know one option is to have the implant changed out. My question is if the
implant is just removed, what can be done with the expanded skin (it's not huge 34C in size, but I'm still wondering).
Could you give me information on this please?
If you have saline implants, the likelihood is that the implant is leaking. I advise you to talk to your surgeon and find out what your situation is. I do believe that the problem is likely a deflated implant, scar contarcture , shortening of your muscle, then pain. You may need to have the deflated implant replaced with an expander, and then stretch your pocket out, and placement of a final new reconstructive permanent implant. You really need to talk to your reconstructive surgeon as soon as you can. Respectfully,
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.