Sep 17, 2012 - 11:27 am
I have had a bilateral mastectomy and am in the process of reconstruction.
One expander is filled more than the other but does not appear to show more expansion.
My reconstruction surgeon has said that it is pushing inward on my ribs due to the radiation from a 2004 lumpectomy and the skin on that side does not have the same elasticity.
I am told that when the implants are put in I will have two different sized breasts!
Why can't he compensate for this by either putting something beneath the implant to even things out or perhaps place a larger implant on that side to equalize appearance?? After all, these are being created and thus there must be some creative leeway, right?
Has this happened to anyone else and did your ribs bouce back into their orginal position afterward?