Rather Scared but Health Come First... I Want to Stop Waking Up Worrying All if the Time - Nuffield, GB

After a few years if soul searching I plunged...

After a few years if soul searching I plunged straight in and had breast augmentation in 1998. Everything seemed fine until I began experiencing
pain in the left breast (2006). I was examined by one of the Transform consultants, and short of telling me I was imagining things, I was told not
to worry and to go away and forget about it. The pain never left but I was
Able to cope day to day. In 2011 the PIP scandal broke so I therefore
contacted Transform again to enquire if my implants were in fact the dreaded
PIP variety. I was told that the Pips had not been used by the until after 2000,
however they would check anyway.... In early 2012 I received a letter from
Transform informing me that implants were in fact PIP and referred me for a scan.

Surprise surprise the breast I had continually complained about had within it a ruptured PIP implant and the radiologist also suspected silicone leakage into my lymph glands in the left arm pit... Transform duly offered to remove the implants free off charge and also offered a cheaper uplift if I required such.
So I decided that I would have the implants removed and not replaced.
Then out if the blue Transform wrote to me doubling the price explaining
that due to the age of the implants I was not entitled to have reduce rate surgery. I was appalled by this and got absolutely no where with them.. So I have eventually found a charming specialist who has bundles of experience in
Both Private and NHS ... So it's D day on April 10th 2013 and I'm rather scared and apprehensive about the visual outcome... ( I clearly had implants in the first place as I didn't like the look of my self). However I keep telling myself that health is the important thing here. I just don't relish the pain, and just to add insult to injury I've developed a rather painful connective tissue disease and have terrible hot flushes just to keep life interesting !!!... So if anyone out there can offer me any comforting words I would really appreciate it..

Hi Ladies, thank you so much for the many words of...

Hi Ladies, thank you so much for the many words of encouragement and differing opinions ( as it helps to flag up questions that you previously may not have thought of.) Well I am now 7 days post op, and feeling absolutely fine. I was dreading that moment when you come around from the anaesthetic and the pain starts creeping in. This just did not happen, the cocktail of drugs ensured that I had no sickness, no pain and just felt comfortably drowsy, drifting back into the real world. I was aware that once the drugs wore off the pain may return, but thankfully I remained pain free. The lovely attentive nursing staff, helped me get ready the following day and I was able to have a look at the healing finished result... (although the wounds were all taped up) I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of bruising or swelling. I also did not require any drains which was also a bonus. On leaving the hospital I was given a bundle of aftercare advice, 24 hour telephone numbers for questions or emergency queries and a date and time to return for the removal of the stitches.
Since returning home I have not experienced any pain to speak of, the only thing of note is the itching around the wound sites. I am hoping that once the stitches are removed that will ease considerably. I can also feel a lot of nerve activity around the nipple areas ( and ladies that have experienced that tingling sensation when the breast milk is coming in will know what I mean).... I am still a little unsure of the complete finished look, as I am still strapped up, however I remain un-phased at this stage with the change in size. I was not particularly big pre- op, but over the last few years I felt that I was starting to look matronly having gained a little too much weight. So not only have I got rid of some nasty sub standard leaking implants, but I have also gained a more youthful looking chest area. This has also given me the impetus to trim down all over, and hopefully return to a healthier, fitter regime. Although the drive to have the implants removed was from the fact that they were those nasty PIPs, I now feel so liberated because I know that I will never have to worry about what I put willing into my body all those years ago. Even though I am a very "body conscious" I feel that the removal of the implants, has had such a positive psychological effect that it outweighs any doubts over the changes to my shape. Hopefully come Friday when I have the stitches removed, I will upload some photographs .
The final comment I would like to make, is just a great big thank you to the Newcastle Nuffield Nursing staff ......they were tip top, as well as the very talented Consultant Anaesthetist, and ultimately the very lovely and professional Consultant Surgeon.
Richard Millner

Recommendation from a close friend

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Bordergirl, i too had pip implants and had them removed 4 months ago. You will be so relieved!! Good luck with everything!!
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Border girl. Please be sure this "charming" ps is board certified in ps, and if so, ask to see before and after pictures of his work. Don't be hasty to get them out and be left in miserable shape. Remember you got them because you were unhappy with your body. You should have a plan of action if you come out of surgery looking totally deflated. Give some thought to smaller size saline implants. I am not Encouraging you, I just want you to realize their is an alternative so you can continue feeling good about your body and not loose your self esteem. Have a good consultation and be honest to the ps about your expectations.. I wish you well and much happiness with your outcome God Bless-Angelface1
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It sounds like you are making a healthy decision, bordergirl. I hope your surgery goes smoothly--you'll be on the healing road very soon!
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Good luck, Boardergirl. I hope you're happy with the results and everything goes well from now on. Please stay in touch and let us know how you're doing. Hugs XXX
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Thank you for starting your story with us. We're honored and I'm so sorry for what you've been through. Definitely health first, and you can definitely use some of the awesome products out there to help give you some oomph in your clothes, bras, and swimsuit.

Please let us know how you're doing as the big day nears! We're here for you!

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I had my 8 year old saline implants removed in January of 2013 (this year). It's only been about 11 weeks for me but I feel SO much better with them finally out! And I know that you will start to feel a lot better too!! As far as how it looks after - you will be happy to know that a lot of women have great results on here! At first the breasts might seem a little flat and limp but after about 4-5 weeks they start to fluff up !! (Sometimes even sooner) but HEALTH is the most important!!!! Congrats and good luck on this coming surgery ! Don't be nervous ! You are doing the RIGHT thing!!
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Try not to be too scared, we are all here for each other and your health is the main thing. You will feel good after it's all over and you can concentrate on getting yourself back to a healthy you. I cannot believe that Transform is not standing on their head to make you happy, but take advantage of what they will do for you and march forward. There are such wonderful pictures on here of women - all ages, sizes and situations. We are all brave and deserve to come out of this healthier and better. We are here for you.
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