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The expander is inserted underneath the soft tissues of your chest wall into the same space that was occupied by your breast. Depending on the design of the implant, a tiny valve may be placed in a separate pocket under your skin near to the expander, to which it is connected by a tube. Saline (sterile salt solution, with the same sodium concentration as body fluids) is injected through your skin into the valve, and passes into the expander. With increasing volumes of saline within your expander, your soft tissues stretch out, and the expansion process continues until your newly created breast is slightly larger than the intended final size.
It’s hard to be precise in answering this as there are many different designs of expanders and implants. Anything that is synthetic may wear out, though current implants are engineered to very exacting standards to be as durable as possible over many years. After your operation Your other breast After your implant reconstruction, you’ll be followed up until surgery is completed on the reconstructed side. As with other breast reconstruction techniques, it’s often helpful to consider surgery to the other breast to gain the best match in size and shape.
It took ten days after each expansion for the breast to feel reasonable again and then they would add more saline. It was a long and gradual process. The pressure on the chest was uncomfortable and it did help to see someone else who had had it. She was able to tell me that the pressure would pass. The process of expansion took nine months altogether. It is important to allow adequate time and then you can feel confident and put your life together again. 39 ” Breast Reconstruction – Your Choice I had to cope with the difference in size between both breasts for a few months.