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Masectomy and 800cc expanders?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:41 pm
by Isabella9876

I was recently diagnosed with DCIS. I am 46. I have opted for bilateral masectomy. I have some questions and hope someone can help? Is there any chance my skin just won't stretch and I will end up with B or C cup? I am D now and all of my clothes won't fit - not to mention I won't be too happy :(. Is there anything I can do, eat or take to ensure my skin stretches?

Also - can you work out - lift weights while you are expanding? Is it better to gain weight before surgery so they have more to work with? I am told I don't have enough fat to use that - so implants for me.

anything anyone has learned along the way of what to ask or do? I am super scared - but know this is the long term right thing for me.

Any help would be appreciated.!

Re: Masectomy and 800cc expanders?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:38 pm
by CindyA98
How did you make out? I just had my reconstruction 4 days ago. I had expanders but they were only able to fill to 550cc because my skin was too thin and I ended up with 495cc implants. I'm devastated (I was a 40DD), all I wanted was to go back to what I had before this awful F ing disease. I'm hoping for a little bit of encouraging news.