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Hey there,
anyone who has tissue expanders.... you cannot have an mri.
Because of the metal ports in them the MRI will affect them.
Just wanted to make sure you all knew this.
I had an MRI scheduled for today and then I remembered!


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Hi Gina I wonder if expanders are still a problem when the port has been removed. I have the Becker silicone /saline which is an permanent  expander/implant combo and the port has been removed??.Mrs B
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Hi Mrs. B.
I had the kind of expanders that had a flat metal port on the front of them. To access the port they had to use a magnet to find the metal part.

I had them taken out on Tuesday. I had Mentor Cohesive Gel Silicone implants put  in.  I had wanted the kind you had, but my PS didn't do those.

Mine expanders were all saline with that metal part and they were very uncomfortable because they had no flexibility like yours did. I also had contracture around them because I have had previous radiation on one side and recent rads on the other.

I haven't heard of there being problems like I had with your type. I hope yours are ok!


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Gina are you able to massage yours. I was thrilled when I was told to massage them daily and thereby decrease the scar tissue buildup.Are you finding them more comfortable than the saline expanders.Mrs B
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Gina are you able to massage yours. I was thrilled when I was told to massage them daily and thereby decrease the scar tissue buildup.Are you finding them more comfortable than the saline expanders.Mrs B
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Hi Mrs. B.,
Not yet. It is still a little too painful. My PS said he did a ton of work slicing up all the contracture he had to remove and on the left one Strattice is in place and I have to keep that compressed so it "takes"
But I have felt myself up! And they are SO SOFT. After walking around with cement pontoons what a great feeling!


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When you can be careful where you do it.. I couldn't figure out why I was getting some strange looks but i would push the implant when i got a cramp and got some weird looks from people walking by,, driving in their cars. Kinda   nice to feel 21 when your body feels like 91...........Mrs B
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ha ha! I will make a note of that!
you crack me up


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