Do Breast Reconstruction Tissue Expanders Cause Pain As They Expand?

By June 6, 2011 September 12th, 2016 Reconstructive Surgery

A: Tissue expansion can be uncomfortable, but should not be painful
Tissue expansion of any type can cause some amount of discomfort and is highly dependent upon the volume and the rate of the expansion.    Pain should be a guide as to when the expansion should stop and allow your tissues catch up to the amount of expansion that can be tolerated.  50cc is an average volume of expansion for breast expanders and is usually well tolerated.