I am 50 years old and currently have...
I am 50 years old and currently have saline implants( they have been in for 14yrs.) I had double lumina implants prior they were in front of the muscle(they were in for 12yrs). My currant implants are behind the muscle and I had a breast lift done at the same time .
I now have one very ruptured implant and the other is leaking. Both implant have bottomed out. I have been wearing a sports bra to bed for 2 yrs because of the shift of the implant is so uncomfortable. I also have had a lumpectomy done on one breast. It healed fine and that is not the implant that is ruptured.
I have seen a new plastic surgeon and went over my options.
I'm so tired of complexions and surgery so I think it is time to get rid of them all together.
I'm also concerned with health issues. I have ongoing issues with enlarged lymph nodes under my arm.
My concerns, first I have lost a great deal of weight and have no fat. I'm 95lbs and I am 5'6" I'm hoping to gain weight before I have surgery .
The surgeon says that the height of my breasts is good and that they will fluff up in time.
My one breast that is ruptured looks just awful. I can only feel the implants and skin in both breasts.
I will post pictures soon, I'm just really nervous.
I'm hoping that some of you ahve had similar issues.
Hi ladies, I was wondering if anyone has used acupuncture after explanation to help with restoring blood flow and recovery?
Cost of explant in Ontario Canada
So, I saw the PS last week. He told me that OHIP does not cover ( our provisional health plan) At my first consultation he said explanting is covered but must be approved first. At the first appointment he went over my options, explanting or replacing with smaller implants. I would never put saline implants back in . I never been happy with how they feel. They are behind the muscle but have bottomed out. If I replaced I'm concerned with them bottoming out again. My first implant were in front of the muscle, I like how they felt but, I kept getting capsuler contractions .
I also have a muscle disease that causes atrophy. Apparently that is not a good enough reason for it to be covered.
The cost to replace is $10,000 , I just can't justify that amount of money.
I have great concern with how I will look after only because of my weight. I am only 95 lbs and I am 5'6". I have been going through the most stressful year of my life. I have lost 30lbs this year.
My breast is so uncomfortable or I would just live with it . So now I'm really unsure as to what to do. I have had implants since I was 23.
So, this is an updated picture as you can see the left implant continues to deflate. I have ripping in both implants. I get a lot of muscle aches in both breasts more so in the left. I am so tired of issues with these things!
The right is also leaking but at a slower rate. My weight does not help either but, I have managed to gain 3 lbs ( I went down to 93lbs ) My goal is to be a least 115lbs before I have surgery. I'm going to look into getting a 3rd opinion if I don't feel completely comfortable with this next surgeon. I am prepared to wait. I want to do this with my best interest and no one else. I am now 96lbs 9lbs to go!!! My goal weight is at least 125 - 135 but I can do that after surgery.
I saw the second plastic surgeon
So today I had a fantastic appointment with a new plastic surgeon. This appointment was so much better than the last doctor. She did a very thorough examination and reviewed my health issues. She said that based on my current health issues she would not want to put me under general anesthesia and also she said that she was concerned about removing breast tissue as I am so thin.
The PS said that in my situation she would like to be very conservative and do it with local anesthetic with the smallest possible incision . I have just developed a blood clot in my inner thigh/ groin. She has also said that she thinks in my case it better to leave the capsules, less tissue loss and less surgical time.
The doctor was very good at explaining the different approaches and why this approach is best for me and not necessarily for all her patients. She was very clear with risks and complications. The main complication she thinks I may have is fluid building in the cavity. This will be addressed by first binding and if fluid builds then I'm to come in and she will just drain it. I'm fine with that.
I will be scheduled in the new year, I don't have a date yet. I need time to deal with my blood clot and hopefully put on a little weight. I'm 94lbs as of today. Oh and the procedure is fully covered by OHIP, nothing out of pocket! So, worth getting a second opinion and what a difference. I feel so much more confident with my decision and certain I found the right doctor for me.
I got my surgery date
So, I called my surgeons office today and was given a surgery date of February 28th. I was hoping it could be done sooner but no such luck. I asked to be put on the cancellation list but, it is unlikely I will get in any sooner because of my OR time is a little longer then the average procedure.
I'm going to take the time between now and then to continue to work on gaining weight and working on my health. I was told that I need to be off my blood thinners for 3 weeks prior to surgury and it has only been a few weeks since my blood clot. So the timing is reasonable. I will just be glad to have these things out! I know they cannot be helping with my health issues. As of today I'm 97lbs!!!
I will continue to post pictures of the deflating implants. ( I hope it helps anyone else going through this process)
Just over a month before my surgery
Well, I'm now counting down to having my implants removed. I'm less nervous then I thought but, I'm sure this will change the closer I get.
My weight has not improved but, I think that mentally I'm in a better place. I am working on my health and trying to be realistic with my progress. The stress in my life is getting better, I am focusing more on my own needs first. I truly believe that mind and body and soul, need to be addressed for success.
I saw one of my specialties last week and got some good news, my tests were stable. Considering I have lost 30lbs in less then a year it's a win. I see my neurologist this week and I hope we can come up with a plan.
I'm certain that removing the implants can only help long term for my health.
I have been following so many of you ladies and have seen some remarkable results. I am less optimistic as I'm so thin. I have 0 body fat. My ass is just hanging skin, I expect my breast will be similar. I'm hoping that working with my acupuncturist it will help with skin retraction.
I have not had natural breasts in 27+ years so, it will be interesting to see what is there! Lol
I was a b/c before implants and about 110lbs and now I'm 95lbs so I'm thinking maybe an a cup at best! ????
I will post pictures just before surgery and then after.
Thank each and everyone that has shared there journeys. It does help!
I need to now be declared fit for surgery ????
So, I got a call from the hospital today. I need go in for a pre op on Tuesday. I was told at first I did not need it but since then and after looking at my file it is necessary. I need to checked to see if I'm fit for surgery . I'm a bit worried due to my weight. I have lost a couple pounds since I met with the surgeon. My platelets are a bit off. I have also just had a pulmonary function done last month and it was unchanged from my last one,. So, that is stable.(some good news)
I'm afraid they will take one look at me and say , "not a chance, your to thin. " I am eating and also consuming meal replacement drinks over and above but, I am going down not up. I know that something is going on and want to fight it without any foreign or toxic bags in my body.
My health has continued to decline and I just want them out. I don't think they are they are the cause but, I don't think they are doing any good. The fact that they are leaking concerns me.
I am having a bunch of tests run and the results will be in the week of my surgery. My family doctor and my other doctors support my decision to have them removed.
My family doctor is now consulting with an oncologist and it looks like I will need a bone marrow biopsy. So the sooner these implants are gone the better.
My surgeon plans on doing the surgery with a local anesthetic and sedition but, also wants to have the option of switching to a general anesthetic.
I have read so many of your stories and they are so helpful.I thank each of you I'm prepared. I'm just more frightened of my next battle .
I will post some updated photos soon.
Thank you all once again for your support.