Need implant replacement-silicone or saline?

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   Posted 4/14/2005 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone. It's been a while since I've posted, but I do lurk occasionally. I have had my right implant for 10 years (though it's been replaced once actually). It was actually replaced 5 years ago when I had my left implant put in. The right one has always been fine. The left one has never been really acceptable. It now seems to be getting worse. It is saline, and it is changing shape, though the surgeon does not feel it is leaking.  I am using a new plastic surgeon who feels that the only way I will get a result that will be cosmetically acceptable is with silicone. I was all ready to go for it--surgery is set for June 2. Now I am having second thoughts. Apparently the skin on the left side is so thin, that is why there is severe rippling and the implant actually shows through. He says he can't correct it 100% with silicone, but it will be a much better result. I really am at a point where I can't even where a V neck top without the rippling showing. I believe it may be better with a new saline implant for a while, but the silicone is probably going to look better. With all the publicity lately, even though they have now been approved, I am really skeptical.  Any words of wisdom?  Thanks. Rozanne

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   Posted 4/14/2005 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ro!  Sorry you are still having problems with your implant! We have had similar problems, but I have to tell you that out of the blue about six months ago, the rippling practically disappeared on my right implant! The ps can't explain it other than it finally "settled" in. For the time being, I am happy with them.  If I didn't have issues with rheumatoid arthritis, I would have switched to silicone, especially now that they have finally be FDA approved.  I don't think my rheumatologist will ever be comfortable with me switiching though.  Hope all is well with your family.  My older son, Matt just got engaged! They are planning to get married 8/2006 after he finishes law school and takes the bar exam.  Keep in touch! L&H, Frayda
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