Thanks everyone... I managed to speak with a breast nurse who has booked me an appointment for oct to chat to someone as my PS is on holiday until the end of Oct. Least I should have a better idea then so feeling calmer.
Good luck to all 🙂
Yes its a difficult choice. I asked to remain the same size as I felt my breasts were in proportion to my body. There are many factors that affect the out come. I have a very low fat index and my skin is quite thin. Not being too large breast size helps apparently. My implants looked great at first but as months have gone by I have had all sorts of problems. 1 being they can't inflate them as the ports are facing inwards. They pull so you can see all the outline & they ripple. They feel more normal as they are mobile due to not being fully inflated. If I had the choice I would have them inflated, if they looked OK have the ports out. Then if they weren't Ok Id go for the Silicon. Unfortunately that choice isn't available.
I don't know how other people find their breast nurse. Mine is of little help always too busy to answer the phone. I wait days for her to call me back, if at all. Then she seems to forget to check what Im asking or gives me the wrong information. I have spoken to 2 other breast nurses at different hospitals re procedure.
I feel I should be able to discuss my next operation with my PS and have a clear plan BEFORE my next surgery, but again I am left out here trying to piece it all together. Spending hours researching etc.
Good luck with the rest of your treatment and the settling in process..Its always good to hear the success stories 🙂 Thank you for responding
Your message is really reassuring. I have been getting anxious as time passes as I have heard so many horror stories. I find the Saline heavy so was hoping the Silicone ones would feel better. Do you know what type of shape you had as I know there is a tear drop type and a rounded type..I'm still debating. Thank you once again
Had a bi lateral mastectomy a year ago, with immediate reconstruction using expanders & the strattice technic.
As my ports are in back to front I now 2 deflated droppy implants 😞
I can not get any clear information from the hospital who just send me round in circles. I was finally offered an operation date without seeing the plastic surgeon first. So I refused saying I want to discuss all my options re, size, shape and general information. Isn't this standard ??
The first appointment I can get with the P Surgeon is November so have booked my own operation for the week after. Which again seems wrong !!!
Meanwhile I want to do my research so that I make sure that I discuss the correct treatment, breast size & shape.
I asked to remain the same size 34B however my implants are more like a 34C. ( not a major proplem )
I am slim and do not have extra body fat for reconstruction so have to go for Saline or Silicon.
Can ANYONE ADVISE me who has had a single or bi lateral mastectomy using saline or silicon implants that is happy with their results.
I would like them to look and feel as realistic as possible and have heard all sorts of horror stories.
My expanders have given me all sorts of problems, they are extremely uncomfortable especially the left one, everything pulls and sags 😞