Anyone else have them this long?

  • 22years
  • 2 years ago

Hello, my saline implants are still going strong after 22 years. I've been fit, active and healthy, no regrets whatsoever. I do realize they need to be removed/replaced and am in the process of doing so, but I was wondering if anyone else has had their original saline implants for a long period of time?

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Right now, I"m thinking about not having any implants. I realize this will be quite a different look, I'll have scars and probably no breasts to speak of, but I"m 50 and comfortable with my body. My husband is surprisingly in accord with this; he has never been a breast guy; I had the implants when I met him. I also don't want to have another surgery in 10 or 20 years from now, as any new implants would likely need to be eventually replaced.
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That's great that your husband loves you with are without implants my husband is the same way. Good luck in whatever decision you choose!
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Wow that's a long x you have Proven that saline implants do last a long time. This is great to know. Do you plan on staying with saline when you decide to change them out or going with the gels?
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Sorry about the deflation; good luck with the surgery!
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I have had mine 18 1/2 years, I have just had a deflation on my left side. Getting a BA and TT nov. 9th and going bigger this time.
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What size are you now and how much bigger are you planning to go?
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I am somewhere between a d and dd. I am very happy with them, the only problem is finding shirts to fit around me now..
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I"m currently a 36D, and will likely be a 36A after they are removed. Maybe I'll be an A- :) I am not having new implants put in.
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Very true, especially finding athletic tanks and such for workouts. Anything that fits the torso is waaay too tight in the bust.
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I meant to say the incision was right under the nipple. :)
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Thanks for the help and links! I not had any pain or ruptures; it's almost like I have forgotten they are there, lol. Mine were placed above the muscle right under the nipple. Since I am now 50 and don't want yet another surgery in my 60's, 70's, or beyond, I will opt for removal and reconstruction; I don't mind being an A cup or smaller at this point; I just don't want any surgeries that are not medically necessary when I am older.

As surgeries, go, I found the procedure not nearly as difficult as expected; I was up taking walks around the neighborhood a few days later, and even ran a race shortly after the doc gave medical clearance to do so.

I'm sure this has been stated elsewhere, but if anyone is close to their surgery date and is considering size, listen well to the surgeon; they generally have a good eye for proportion. It's tempting to go larger, especially if one has been small-breasted, but remember that breasts that are too large will make the body look heavier; and it's more difficult to "dress" a figure with very large breasts; for example, empire waists and 36 DD do not go well together... Listen to the doc, they have training and experience in this matter and it does not serve them well to have out-of-proportion patients as walking non-advertisements for their work.

If I have one silly grump about implants, it's because I listened to my breast-mad boyfriend rather than the doc and went just a bit too large. I have grumped a bit about the two sports bras I have to wear as a 36D. A 36C wouldn't have had to wear two sports bras...

One last note, I was able to breast feed two children without problem with implants...I've also been able to have mammograms with few issues, experienced technicians know how to grasp the breast tissue around the implant and not pinch, ouch! Ask for a technician who has worked with implants.
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Yes, indeed, I have heard of that. This lady had hers 30 years (though they were silicone. This lady had hers 26 years. I hope this helps and please let us know what direction you decide to take.

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