This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.
Question: What can I do about the pain in the expander?
Answer: Thanks for your question. Expanders can be painful, because they are stretching the soft tissues. If you had radiation, then it can be worse. You should definitely have your surgeon examine you to make sure. In general, there can be multiple reasons for painful expanders. Expanders are usually replaced at a second stage with either a permanent implant or your own fatty tissue. Both are softer and should not be painful.
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