Scar and surgery photos

WARNING: NSFW / graphic content below.

Had another follow up appointment on Friday. Dr. M refreshed the tape that’s holding up my right foob. We are going to keep doing this for a few more weeks in hopes that it will be enough for the scar tissue to form at the bottom of the pocket and close it up, BUT I may need another surgery anyway. We compared the two sides size-wise and found that we may need to swap out my right implant for a larger one. Plus, I still need to do something about this missing nipple, so yes, more OR time in my future.

He removed the strips covering my incisions, so I can now inspect them closely. They look 3049813476 times better than after the PBM. No necrosis in sight! I have a spot that looks a little bit like the start of a stitch abscess, so I will be watching it. Here’s what my scars looked like pre-exchange and what they look like now, 12 days post-op. Different lighting, but you can see that at the bottom that they are no longer angry red and keloid-ish.

Scars on righty   Scars on lefty

I also got a copy of my surgery pictures! It is really cool to see the changes from this angle. From left: 1. 184 g/ccs removed during PBM surgery (1/22/2013), 2. Expanders at exchange (9/3/2013), 3. One out, one to go, 4. Mentor round, smooth, high profile silicones in 350ccs.

PBM  Exchange 2 expanders  Exchange 1 expander  Exchange implants

So I think this is why my right foob seems smaller than the left one, even though the implant size is the same at 350ccs: I am concave/the hole in my chest is deeper on this side, so the implant sinks into the cavity more. We can’t do anything about it right this moment, though.

Concave front view   Concave side view

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2 thoughts on “Scar and surgery photos

  1. dglassme

    1Q: are your implants alot softer than the expander was?

    2Q: Do you feel the muscle over the implants like you did with expander?

    Reply
    1. Mogatos Post author

      Hi Diane! Yes, my implants are a lot softer than the expanders were. They move more like natural breasts and even jiggle a bit. Things overall do not feel as tight as with the expanders. Huge difference.

      Reply

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