Should I live with my Capsular Contracture or get my implants replaced?
- 8 months ago
Here is my background. I had breast augmentation and a tummy tuck with muscle repair in '02, only 3 months after giving birth to my last child. I was 29 yrs old at the time. I am a small woman, 5'1" about 120 lbs (at the time around 105 lbs) I had around 325 Smooth Saline Mentors put under the muscle. My stomach healed fine. My breasts, however never did get soft. They developed CC almost immediately. My PS went in and tried to "score" (those were his words) some of the CC about 3 mths after the first surgery. I do remember the nurse telling me afterwards that I had had a large hemotoma. This surgery was a failure. I could not even tell any difference afterwards and they became even harder and painful. I went back in for yet another surgery for the CC a couple months later. Again, the breasts never did soften up, but the pain was gone. My PS acted like my case was a total mystery and that he had never seen anyone get CC like me. So, after 3 surgeries in about 8 months, I was just emotionally done. Now, 12 yrs later, I am still living with hard breasts. They do look pretty good though, if I do say so myself, and I am in no pain. I had just accepted the fact that maybe that was the way my body reacted to the implants because I was so flat chested to begin with. And that hard breasts were better than no breasts at all. However, at this yrs physical, my gynecologist told me that I should think about getting them replaced. I really hate to open up that can of worms again if I will only be facing the same problems/issues again. The only issue I face is hard breasts. Of course, I dream of having wonderful squishy, bouncy boobs, though! I wonder if it is even a possibility. My PS has since moved out of state, so I would be going to another PS. What to do? What to do?