Mastectomy tightness after 8 years

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Mastectomy tightness after 8 years
Sun, 08-17-2014 - 7:39pm

Hi everyone,

I will be eight years cancer free on September 5th!Smile  I am so blessed.  I was wondering if any one else has an issue with the implants they had for reconstruction after having a mastectomy.  It has been 7 years since my reconstruction and my chest still feels tight and light I have a bra on that is too tight.  Is that normal?  First my implants used to slide around alot so I had another surgery to tack down some tissue underneath my arms so they couldn't slide around that much.  They still do, just not as much.  Also when I touch the front of my implants they are so HARD.  Could that be scar tissue or is it possible that my implants could have flipped over?  If anyone out there has any comments I would really appreciate it.  I am not sure if I want to have any more surgery to correct the problem and at this late stage as much as I would just liket to have them removed, I am still not sure I would be able to look at myself without breasts.

Thanks for listening.

Nancy