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My skin is very thin and they inserted the expander in January and it failed during the 7th fill in March. Not sure if we could have been successful if we had done smaller fills or not. Guess I won't ever know. I had to wait until I healed to do the next proceedure which was a lat flap using muscle and skin from my back to make my front. I wasn't a candidate for Tram flap because I had two c-sections and he wasn't sure what kind of scar tissue that he might find.
I am pleased with the final out come and only did the 3D nipple tattoos. I did choose to do a preventative mastectomy on my right side in 2010 so they don't match since they weren't done at the same time. They are the same size but slightly different shape. Under clothes they are fine.