Getting 38-year-old Implants Removed - Sydney, AU
- maisy from sydney
- updated 1 year ago
Tomorrow I am off to have yearly mammogram and...
- 30 Jul 2012
Tomorrow I am off to have yearly mammogram and ultrasound. Later in the day I see a surgeon who specializes in the breast. My mother and sister had breast cancer so I have to be careful. I had silicone implants 38 years ago. My left breast feels like it has a cricket ball inside and my right breast is pushing up higher in my chest. I have decided after reading this very informative site to ask surgeon if he will remove implants. I am 69 and a bit worried about surgery because of allergy to most good pain killers. Another problem what do I tell my 4 son's and my friends who do not know about implants. At my age I am very embarassed now about the whole subject. My daughter and husband say leave well enough alone but with old implants and yearly mammograms I am worried they will rupture. Anyway I will write tomorrow night and let you all know what doctor recommends.
August 6th, 2012
Well I have 9 days to go for my explant. I feel very positive since talking with the radiologist that took my mammogram . I asked her what she thought and she said after years of taking breast implant mammograms she would deffinately have them removed .
The lady said that implants can deffinately make some cancer hard to spot and it is a worry for me with 38 year old implants that they could rupture during procedure. Also she said that the hundreds of women that have had implants removed she has not come across anyone that was unhappy. To all you ladies that are going through the same op, good luck to you all.
Well I have 3 days go to explant and am feeling...
- 26 Aug 2012
THANK YOU all you wonderful ladies that discussed...
- 29 Aug 2012
That have helped me all the way. Xxxx
It's my 3rd day post op. I am absolutely thrilled...
- 1 Sep 2012
Visited my surgeon today and he was very pleased...
- 4 Sep 2012
Well it is a month since my explanation. All I can...
- 4 Oct 2012
The shape of my breasts are smaller of course but a shape I am happy with. It is wonderful to not be bothered with the feeling of having a hard ball in my bra. The car seat belt would press on the left breast and I would have to hold the belt away from my breast. When my op was over I expected to be strapped up and then have to wear a firm bras even in bed. My surgeon said that was not necessary and by not being strapped my breasts found a natural shape. So I suppose all doctors have their own ideas. I just wish I had found this sight a long time ago because I would have had implants removed a lot earlier and that would have spared me all the worry of rupture .
What I was amazed about was how easy the post op. was, after first day there was hardly any pain at all.
Thank you all again . Maisy xx