Ask an Expert is a free question-and-answer service about breast cancer and breast health that is available on weekends. If you'd like to ask a question or comment, please visit us again on Saturday or Sunday. In the meantime, please search the existing topics using the search tool at the top of the page. It's quite possible that one of our many existing topics already addresses your question.
If you would like a consultation with a breast specialist at the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, call 443-778-2778. It is possible to get an appointment for a second opinion within a few days of contacting us.
We hope you find the information helpful!
|Forum||Questions||Ask a Question|
|Mastectomy with Tissue Expander
Questions about Mastectomy with Tissue Expander.
|Asked||Publicly Submitted Question|
|11/15/2011||Had a bilateral mastectomy 6 1/2 weeks ago and because no treatment is needed, I am getting ready to have my exchange surgery. I am nervous because I have no idea what to expect as far as recovery. I know everyone is different, but any info on recovery period? Thank you. |
|Replied||JHU's Breast Center Reply|
|11/15/2011||should be smooth sailing. your've done the hard part-- getting the tissue expander inflated. so anticipate a week or less recovery time from implant exchange.|
Please note: This service is not intended to provide primary medical advice concerning specific medical care or treatment. Ask an Expert is a free service operated by health care professionals at the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center. Due to the volume of questions and their complexity, there are times when medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists or oncology nurses are consulted for their input. These individuals volunteer their time for this service and will respond as soon as they are able. Please do not post or send the same question to us in multiple locations or categories.