I had my Mastectomy on 4/20. I am thin, about 114 I have about 420 cc so far in the expander and I had a single. I don't need chemo or radiation. My other breast isn't even an A cup so I am not a happy camper right now. The expander is rock hard. I tried to talk to the Dr. about it he fills it each week and he told me that I need to move it which I do and that as he fills it its going to get harder. Any advice? It keeps me up at night. Thanks!
A: Necessary and unpleasant interval to a final implant
Tissue expansion is a means of generating sufficient skin by stretch to eventually cover an implant. Unfortunately, the discomfort and firmness is a necessary and unpleasant preparatory step to make a sufficient pocket to ultimately hold the final implant.