Mar 06, 2004 - 5:24 pm
Hi everyone, I just wanted to post this message for women wondering about breast reconstruction. I am home from surgery yesterday after having the expander removed, the permanent saline implant in the site of my masectomy. On the "good" side my plastic surgeion did a "lift". I am so pleased. The implant is pretty soft (especially after having that expander in me for 5 months) and I think after everything heals I will go back in for the finishing touch - "nipple and tatoo". I was not going to have any reconstruction at first and waited 6 months after chemo to do it. But I am happy I did go through with it as I feel almost normal again. Anyway, don't be afraid, there isn't that much pain involved.