Sep 03, 2012 - 8:56 pm
First time user, please bear with me. I wanted to see if anyone has had any complications from the expanders. I had a b/l mast July 10 for right side ca. My left side has healed well, beside all the fluid built up. My right side not so much. I still have a drain in after 7 weeks, about 4 weeks ago I noticed a red shiny area with some bruising under my right side skin. The area is still red, you can feel the hard bottom of the expanders through the skin. I had a revision of the right breast side do to not healing on august 23rd. Doctor aware of red area, states cultures came back neg, and my white count shows no infection. Besides the discomfort, I'm worried bc I start chemo 9-10. Has anyone dealt with this kind of problem? Plastic surgeon doesn't seem concerned however doesn't have a answer for me either. Not sure what to do!