Aug 31, 2012 - 3:52 pm
I had a tissue expander put in my left side on Friday. Beginning Tuesday, I will go in twice a week to have it filled until mid-October when I will have my right side removed and both sides reconstructed My left side is still very tender and twice the side of my right side. It's like the PS stuck a grapefruit in there. I am a fairly small person (5'4" 100 pounds). I am going to have to go down from a D to probably a B, since I am having the tram-flap procedure, so I'm not sure why the left side is already so much larger. I have no idea what to expect on Tuesday as far as the amount of time, the amount of pain, etc. Does the pain decrease/increase as time goes on? Is my left side going to continue to get bigger? Trying to figure out what to do for a bra right now is frustrating. I teach in a high school. I watched the video as far as the tram-flap procedure, but I feel really in the dark as far as these fills go. I was surprised at the amount of pain after the expander surgery, as well as the size of the expander. I am hoping to go into this a little more educated.