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    Procedure or Surgery (Breast Reconstruction (Implant)): About 2 weeks ago I had a symmetrical surgery and the implant on the left side where I had a mastectomy was replaced with a silicone implant , seen my plastic surgeon about a week ago he said everything looks good and I have another appointment in a week , but now it looks like I get an indentation over my left breast where he replaced the implant , the same happened after the first surgery I had an indentation over my left breast right under my arm pit , my ps said there is nothing he can do but luckily after he replaced the implant the indentation disappeared , but now it looks like it's coming back and the implant on the inside of my breast is not where is supposed to be it's looks like it's should be father down , I don't know kinda hard to explain but my left breast is not the same shape like my right breast at that spot , I only got a partial implant in my right breast , which is now a little bigger than my left breast , my right breast overall looks great , but my left breast looks kinda deformed , but only at the inside towards the bottom of the breast . Didn't look at it in the mirror yet, been a little afraid to do so , I also have to wear one of these bras that put pressure on my breasts . Anybody had the same experience ? Is there anything I can do or shouldn't do?

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      beachbum5817

      I had a double mastectomy with tissue expanders and then permanent implants. 3 months after I got my implants, my plastic surgeon did a fat transfer procedure to fill in some of the hollow spots. It did help some. They aren't perfect, but they were before either. However, I am ok with it now.

      over 3 years ago
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      Judytjab

      I had bilateral mastectomy with implants and they do take time to "settle"...about 3 months. I have indentations above each one and if I was younger I would definitely go for the fat grafting but at my age, I am just over having surgeries. It's not noticeable in clothes. I'd say give it a few months to settle and go from there. Best wishes.

      over 3 years ago
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    Had my doctors appointment today ,she said everything is healing good ,have a little fluid in my breast over the implant ,but nothing to worry about ,can go back to work again next week,still a little swollen ,have to wait a couple month to see if I need surgery on the other breast ,just to put an implant in ,so both sides are the same size,still have a heavy feeling in the side with the implant ,hope it goes away soon,can sleep only on my back ,hate it I'm used to sleeping on my side,but I'm happy with the outcome

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    Last week Monday I had a Mastectomy with immediate reconstructive surgery done on my left breast ,everything went great ,had to stay in the hospital overnight ,don,t have any drains ,my PS said I didn't need any,after I went home I started to go for a walk everyday and started to hear a sloshing sound on the top of my breast where I had the reconstructive surgery done ,first it was only when I moved a certain way and now I can hear it even when I walk ,is that normal and how long will it last?Can't ask my PS because he now lives in Florida and comes only once or twice to Monroe ,where I live and I don't have a follow up appointment with him,when can I wear a regular bra again?I have an appointment today with my doctor ,I will ask her about that sloshing sound and the bra ,but don't know if she knows. It's still swollen and if the swelling won't go down a lot need surgery on the other side ,too ,to make the other side a little bigger ,so they not uneven ,because my left breast now is a lot bigger than my right .

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      banditwalker

      I would find another PS and get in as soon as possible. Maybe you actually did need drains and the sloshing you are hearing is not from the implant but from fluid buildup. What kind of reconstruction did you have? Also it is going to take longer than one week for the swelling to go down so you may want to wait to see if one side finally matches the other before doing any revisions.

      about 4 years ago
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      trimaldo

      Went today to see my oncologist she did an ultrasound said it,s just a little fluid build up which is normal and my body is going to absorb it ,she also said the sloshing I hear is from the implant ,because the fluid is minimum and I have to wait a couple month to see if I need surgery on the other side ,at least until everything is healed.got the pathology result back and it was negative no cancer was found

      about 4 years ago
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      banditwalker

      Great news, congrats.

      about 4 years ago
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    What did I ever do to you ?You don't even know me ,I don't have an attitude , my family and friends all love me ,they just did not wanted to donate money to a fundraiser , because I don't get everything they donate and have to pay taxes on it,they are all willing to help me anyway they can ,I guess I made a mistake and I'm sorry I judged them when I should have known better and I wish you wouldn't judge me when you don't even know me ,I'm a caring person and love my family very much and you really hurt me when you responded to my updates ,it made me angry and I know what you gonna say that I got to stop being such a cry baby and grow a thicker skin , but I am who I am and can't change that ,sorry .