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    Implant pain after 6 days?

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      jvbaseballmom2

      I do remember being very sore after having my implant surgery, which also affects the way you sleep, get up from a sitting position and that causes strain on other body parts. I remember taking Tylenol for the soreness. However, I would recommend calling your doctor as they need to know the amount of pain you’re in, and whether they feel it’s a concern.

      about 1 month ago
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      2943

      A call to your doctor will get you answer. There are so many different techniques that would affect the answer. Check in with them and let us know. Hugs!

      about 1 month ago
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      gpgirl70

      I agree that you need to call your doctor. I did not have reconstruction after my mastectomy but I still have times when I get random pain and sometimes it can be intense. I’m almost 5 years out from surgery. I just watch for pain that is chronic and try to ignore any intermittent pain unless it comes and goes often. However, I think this close to surgery, you need to consult with your surgeon. I hope you feel relief soon.

      about 1 month ago
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    Four days ago I had my exchange done.Today my Dr took off the "tube top". He said to wear only a shirt. Aren't they going to sag?

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      I don't remember having to wear anything special after getting my permanent implants. I did have drains, again, so that limited what I could wear. I don't feel that mine have sagged though.

      about 1 month ago
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      Dawsonsmom

      My niece has implants after bilateral mastectomy. Has been close to 2 years.....no issues w sagging. I’ve also read sagging is less of a problem w implants bc they are unlike breast tissue which is affected by age and gravity. I have also read that some women go bra less after implants.

      about 1 month ago
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      jvbaseballmom2

      I had a double mastectomy 14 years ago, and elected to have reconstruction with saline implants. I have not worn a bra since - no sagging. When I need to look for positives in my breast cancer journey, that is the first thing I think of. Going braless is less restrictive and has also allowed me to wear certain styles in clothing I’d never been able to wear before. Best of luck to you!!

      about 1 month ago
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    Expanders

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      Dawsonsmom

      I didn’t have reconstruction but my niece did. Her experience was the same as yours initially but did get better with time. She has had very little discomfort with her implants. I hope your pain level improves soon. So, so sorry you are having so much pain. Hang tight and stay in touch w your PS if this continues.

      5 months ago
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      Raemo53

      Unfortunately, it's normal to have discomfort. I have had mine for 5 months and sometimes it feels like I'm wearing a wire bra under my skin!

      5 months ago
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      Judytjab

      I had expanders for 5 months after my double mastectomy in 2014. I’m wondering if they’re so uncomfortable because you’re plastic surgeon is filling them too much at one time. I asked mine to fill them slowly and I never had a problem. The implants are much softer. You’ll be surprised. It takes awhile to get used to them. Now they just feel like a part of me. Talk to your Dr about them. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

      5 months ago