• body rejects expanders

    Asked by jgoat01 on Sunday, April 27, 2014

    body rejects expanders

    Has anyone had their body reject the expanders? Ive recently had reconstructive surgery w expanders placed and my body has rejected them causing a bad infection twice resulting in me taking them out and 2 unnecessary surgeries. I was wondering if anyone has dealt w this and how their experience was. Mine was horrible! Worse than chemo and radiation! However I am alive and blessed and I dont need boobs!!

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    • ld_105's Avatar

      I have one implant and it healed after surgery, no problem. I recently had fat transfer to fix a concave chest and drooping implant. The look is much better. I read before the initial surgery that both implant and flap surgeries require fixes eventually, so fixes are expected. Sorry to hear you have had problems with infections, just wait until you are ready and see if a diep flap is for you. Ydnar2xer, too funny, my students do the twerking and film themselves, a long way from the Twist, the Jerk, and the Swim.

      about 7 years ago
    • rtburg's Avatar

      Is the infection gone? Are you better now?

      about 7 years ago
    • calerievole's Avatar

      Yes, this happened to me. I endured several infections and hospitalizations before I had them removed. After I retired to Florida I learned from my new docs at Moffitt, that expanders do not work on radiated tissue. Wish my previous surgeon and plastic surgeon were aware of this.

      about 7 years ago

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