I had silicone breast implants put in 1985. I was diagnosed with Epstein Barr and Fibromyalgia about a year later. It was not until 1995-I decided to have them removed. I was getting married and wanted children. My plastic surgeon,at that time, who I hold in high regard, suggested that I try the mentor saline implant. I did. I hated the way they felt and he removed them, free of charge, 5 months later. It is now 12 years later. I feel that I want implants. I prefer silicone. I will stay small due to my preference. In 1995, my surgeon said that 50 percent of women's immune systems will attack the foriegn body and through osmosis, the silicone can get into your body, without rupture.
My present plastic surgeon, who was partners with my old surgeon, said that the mentor implant has improved the casing and the silicone gel is formulated differently, so that if it does leak, it will not have the effects that it may have had in the past. I want silicone implants. Small. Yes. Am I crazy to consider another implantation after all the health problems that I cannot assume were caused to silicone. A lot of people were getting ill with similar symptoms without implants? Am I at risk? Should I just live with a very small chest? I am not unhappy the way I look, but, I am so small, I am doing it for myself.