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Prophylactic Mastectomy with Primary Expander Implants


  • The drains are removed according to the surgeon, usually when 20-30 ml drains during the 24 hours.
  • The patient is discharged usually after 2-4 days.
  • After 4-6 days, the bandage is removed and a soft bra can be worn.
  • The first refilling of the expanders is done 2-3 weeks after the operation.
  • Further filling is done at intervals of 1-2 weeks. The number of refills and volume depend on the size of the breast.
  • The expander implants are exchanged for silicone implants later, usually after 3 months.
  • The patient is informed of the possibility for reconstruction of the areola.

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