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..