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nancy501
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One of my expanders is leaking leaving me with breasts of differing sizes. I'm scheduled to have the permanent implants put in May 29, but I am hesitating because of the size difference. Has anyone had this problem? Did your doctor replace the leaking expander and refill it or what? I was looking forward to completing this phase and getting on with life. Nancy

ddancy
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Joined: May 2002

Hi Nancy
I've been having my expanders filled since last september, it's been a very long process for me because I had radiation and they've had to fill me slow because my left side is so damaged from radiation that they have to careful when filling so it dosent burst. I don't expect surgery til the end of summer but my plastic surgeon told me that even though they look a little different, he can match them when it's time for surgery. Have you asked your surgeon? I'm sure you'll have the same size implants. how long have you been getting fills?
Keep me posted and all the best to you. Good luck.. Deb Dancy email dancys99@aol.com anytime :-)

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nancy501
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Joined: May 2002

Thanks for the kind words. I've been getting fills since January though I haven't had a fill since March 19 when he noticed the leak. My surgical oncologist is the one who suggested he put in another expander and restart the process. My plastic surgeon does not think putting the permanent implant in the side that has not been stretched fully will be a problem. Again, thanks and good luck to you.

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