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Can not decide between Saline and Memory gel implants

  • elpmhp
  • 1 year ago

I'm scheduled for surgery May 17th and I am undecided on which type of implant to get. Obviously the push is for Memory gel right now but, I think I might feel safer with saline.. I don't go to the doctor often and I know that it would be unlikely for me to get mammograms regularly. I'm 31.

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Def go with the gels they feel so soft and bouncy
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Silicone gel!!! Please!! I have cohesive gel , and love it,. By the way the 2nd ones, both with the same gel,.
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I went with cohisive gel. So far so good! It's only day 4 though
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I had saline implants for 17 years only because I could not afford to explant. They looked perfect but I could never sleep well, my chest alway felt tight. Finally I found a dr. To remove them, but now I have arthritis. Look up explant because you will have to remove them at a very high cost. I feel much better now
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I had my salines removed for $250.00 in a suburb of Chicago a few years ago. I was awake and it took 25 minutes. I felt barley any pain and was back to work the next day. Just wondering why yours was so expensive, I am trying to decide again witch to get (saline or silicone) and i thought silicone would be more to have removed.
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Thank you both! I paid for saline but, I'm going to call Monday and pay the difference to switch to silicone. My surgery is this Thursday! I'm so nervious :( I'm hoping the recovery won't be bad. I have 3 children and they are all heavily involved in sports so I won't have a lot of down time.
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Couldn't of said it better Jasmine. I have had both saline and presently silicone gels and I am very thin with little breast tissue. Although I personally still get rippling with the gels, it's not as much as the salines and the look and feel is certainly better!
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I had the same concern but honestly I read just as much negative things about saline as I did silicone.. I read that saline builds bacteria and mold..it was an actual patient story and she has a pic of her implants once they were removed and u can actually see the mold. Google mold in saline implants. I know people say not to read the stories but, it's kind of inevitable. There is obviously a lot of stories about silicone too but, I'm just trying to say saline is no different in my eyes as far as "safety" it all comes down to personal preference. My mom is 51 and has had her silicone implants for about 20 yrs with no problems. (knock on wood) and I have an Aunt who has had her saline for about 5yrs and she wants them out due to how un-natural they feel and the rippling. I am still searching for a PS but, I will be getting silicone I have very little breast tissue and I feel this is the best decision for me. Good luck with your surgery I hope everything turns out wonderful :)
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