• Mastectomy

    Asked by Coopswifey on Thursday, May 23, 2019


    Is there a balance problem when having a single mastectomy? And what should I expect?

    4 Answers from the Community

    4 answers
    • Gin's Avatar

      I never noticed a balance problem. I am 5’2”, 124 lbs, and it took me a few days following my first doctor’s follow-up visit to realize that the 4 pounds of weight loss was due to having that breast removed! Duh...

      7 months ago
    • Twinkletoes' Avatar

      At first, yes. I felt I was not standing up straight, sort of hunched over. My back felt like it was trying to adjust to the different weight on either side. After I got a prosthesis it was corrected. No problem at all now, even when not wearing the falsie. It is not as horrible as you are probably thinking as long as you have absolute support from your significant other for your self esteem.

      7 months ago
    • Kris103's Avatar

      I've not noticed any balance problem due to the mastectomy. I've got some inner ear problems that occasionally affect my balance, but they're no worse than usual. What I have noticed when not wearing a prosthesis is how some tops pull towards the side with my remaining breast so that the clothes don't hang properly and make me look unbalanced. I generally find my prosthesis to be an annoyance, but it does fix the problem.

      7 months ago
    • mofields' Avatar

      I had a single mastectomy (left side) five years ago. I had reconstruction done (not well) so I was able to get a prosthesis to wear. No physical balance problems, just balancing how the girl(s) look while adjusting the foobie (fake boobie).

      7 months ago

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