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Has anyone recently had the surgery to exchange the tissue expander for the permanent implant?

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anonymous

Stage 2B Patient almost 7 years
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  • Wendy DeLong Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had it done on Feb 27!
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I have saline implants. It is the only way I could get the size I wanted, and cleavage. I'm very happy with them. What is it that you would like to know? Prayers to you.
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    • Cheri Gray Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      I am mostly wondering if the implants feel any better than this hideous expander I have now. It feels very un-natural and I am hoping that the implant will be different, more comfortable and more natural.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Oh my gosh YES! No pain, or tightness. The implants are squishy. Silicone more than saline. Very real looking & feeling. Don't worry, it's all good in the end!

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    • Cheri Gray Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Awesome!! Thanks, can't wait to get through this next chapter. ;-)

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  • Alice VanPelt Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes, I had the surgery done once already. Then my right implant was removed due to infection. The expansion process had to be started again, now completed my new implant will be placed on 5/8
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    • Cheri Gray Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Did you go with saline or silicone? I have read a few places that the saline is uncomfortable and you can see the creases in your skin....that silicone is better. ??

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    • Alice VanPelt Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I went with silicone, They are called " gummy bear" implants. They keep there shape and have less of a chance of leaking. They are filled with a silicone gel not liquid. I researched them all before I made the decision with my surgeon.

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    • Cheri Gray Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Great advise...thanks!

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    • Alice VanPelt Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Your welcome, anything I can do to help .

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  • Cheri Gray Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    I am mostly wondering if the implant will feel more natural than this hideous expander. This expander is the most uncomfortable thing I have ever felt and I can't wait to get rid of it!
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