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Is it common to have a muscle tear after implants? I had bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. My doctor said as long as there is no redness or fluid buildup not to worry, but I do worry.

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  • Donna Gray Profile
    Survivor since 2011
    Thank you so much. I have already had 1 surgery to repair it. I didn't realize pt could help.
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  • Liz B Profile
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    It's not common, but it's possible. The best thing to do is to start stretching very gently as soon as your surgeon gives you the go-ahead. (usually 6-8 weeks). The sooner you elongate the muscle around the implant, the less risk of muscle tearing. A physical therapist should be able to help you with gentle pectoral stretches and massage.
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