I am a 55+ yr old woman who has been breast-less for the last 5yrs. After having silicone implants for 26yrs I had them removed 5yrs ago when they began disintegrating in my body. In 1983 I was told they lasted forever so I accepted the changes over the years as they turned into hard balls on my chest. Being flatter than a pancake before, these additions were small but gave my body proportion. When they became a health hazard knowing they had ruptured, I had them removed a difficult surgery due to their leakage. I chose not to have them replaced, afraid of health complications. I was back to being flat again and wore breast forms for mastectomy patients when clothed.
After much research and learning of new options offered, I was reconsidering breast implants for reconstruction.