• Silicone implants

    Asked by nonnie917 on Sunday, March 24, 2013

    Silicone implants

    I had a double mastectomy in July. A partial reconstruction in August, they took the lower belly fat and put it where the breasts are going to be and the surgery to also cleaned up the left over tissue and put in then the lower belly fat was inserted. For a while I thought, "WOW! He got it right and I am a full size C cup." WRONG! Yet another surgery to take off the excess skin from the breasts and even everything out, now I am look like a size A. I am 5' 7-3/4' tall and about 60 lbs overweight. Do you think an A would look normal on someone my size? NOT! There isn't a chest there. So now I have one more surgery where silicone implants will be put in for my size either a C or D. What I want to know is, after the implants are put it do you feel a lot of discomfort and pain? If so, how long does it take for that feeling to go away and you feel normal again like before the surgery? Will I ever feel normal again? I am a little bit frightened by some of the things I read here.

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    • chutzpah's Avatar

      I am going through something similar. Had the TE's replaced with implants this past Dec Only painful for few days nothing like after the masectomy and of course you plan a 2 or 3 days off to just lie around under the influence of pain killers. I am very much aware of those things on my chest, sort of like constantly caring my purse/bag around with me, no pain just know that they are there. I have 2 more surgeries before my boobs look more normal, first the PS is going to create nipples, then after a few weeks the PS will take some abdominal fat to smooth things out.
      Hope all works out well for you

      over 3 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I have Natrelle Silicone Gel implants. They are not painful at all. I am aware of them, more so than when I had natural breasts but they look natural and my clothes fit way better than when I had natural DD breasts before cancer. The implants get cold and since they are right under my skin, they dont warm up, so for the few cold days in Florida, I put hand warmers in my sports bra.

      over 3 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      oh, I have pics of mine on my website

      over 3 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      I have silicone implants....first I had tissue expanders then they were exchanged for the implants a year later.....They don't "feel normal"...meaning they don't feel like my former saggy old middle aged boobs...but I"m not in pain....they generally don't cause any discomfort.....in clothes I look normal....I'm small chested....the best compliment I go is from a gf who said I looked like I did before the journey started....

      over 3 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar

      Hi, I had my TE taken out Dec. 27th and Silicone Gel implants put in. Of course feels so much better than the TE's but I'm still getting used to implants some days they feel tingly like I'm getting feeling back sometimes if to much movement I'm still sore. So not sure on the ever getting completely back to normal part (I wish) :) even where they took my nodes I still have numbness or can't stretch out arm all the way. I think it's like the others and Nancebeth told me make sure your taking the time to heal. Haa haa Nancebeth I ran a 5K Sat. I had to go home and take a hot shower my implants were freezing it felt like. :) Oh dear.

      over 3 years ago

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