I had 200 cc Cox Uphoff silicone implants placed under the muscle 30 years ago in Phoenix. They were implanted using an incision in my armpit, and although the recovery was a bit longer than the other incision methods, I have had so many compliments on how totally natural they look.
I have had physicals from doctors who didn't know I have implants, and when they saw in the file that I did, they commented that they never would have known. I have no visible scars. I only weigh 117 pounds, so decided not to go too large so that they didn't look fake.
I have never had any problems with them and was told that they would last a lifetime, but one has recently ruptured, so I guess I got a lot of mileage out of them. They hugely helped my self-esteem, more than anything I've ever done in my life including fixing my teeth and doing the Body for Life Program which gave me a beautiful body. I would do it over in a heartbeat.
Recently found out via digital mammogram that the left one has ruptured extracapsularly toward my shoulder and awaiting MRI results to see if right one is also ruptured. I am having difficulty finding any cosmetic surgeon in Houston who will use the incision under my armpit to remove and replace the implants. I do not want visible scars.
Any comments from surgeons regarding my desire to go through the armpit incision for this second surgery?