Double Mastectomy – Expanders to Implants 1.8 – Empowered Mastectomy

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Surgery: Double mastectomy with expanders to silicone implants with fat grafting

 

Double mastectomy with expanders to silicone implants with fat grafting
Tissue expanders placed

 

Advice to newcomers:  Let people help you!  Be kind to yourself. 

Before the mastectomy: Try out all the seats/recliners/couches etc. you will be using and how to stand up/sit down without using your arms to push yourself up or down when standing and sitting!!!  Make the space you will be using the most in recovery very peaceful and accommodating prior to surgery. 

Mastectomy healing collage 6 weeks
Progression over the tissue expander filling process
3 Days after expanders after double mastectomy
First look on day 3: expanders after double mastectomy
Where the drains were removed and part of the mastectomy incision
Where the drains were removed and part of the mastectomy incision

 

After second mastectomy surgery where expanders were exchanged for silicone implants and fat grafting was done
After the second surgery where expanders were exchanged for silicone implants and fat grafting was done. 

 

Breast after mastectomy healing
Healed