Well I went to see my very cute plastic surgeon today and he said that in about 4 months I will have my implants installed for more permanent boobies. I am looking forward to this part of the journey as the expanders I have now are slightly odd shaped and make for an interesting silhouette. By interesting I mean hard, irregular and slightly lopsided.
“So,” he said. “What kind of implants do you want?” “Well, what kind have you got?” I replied. It appears I have a choice and I would really love your input while making this decision. I am hoping that maybe somebody out there has implants or knows somebody with them and can tell me all about their experiences and the pros and cons.
Here are my choices:
-do not feel natural-very squishy
-may cause “wrinkling”
-feel and look more natural
-nasty history of possible health issues with leaking problems
He tells me that silicone implants are made differently now with a thicker plastic shell as well as much more jelly-like silicone that doesn’t leak out like it used to. He also says that experts have not really been able to find a definitive link between silicone leakage and health problems. Apparently while they were banned for a few years in
To be honest I wasn’t even sure that silicone breast implants were used in
In any case I can take my time choosing as well as go in for another appointment to ask more questions. I am usually prepared with a piece of paper filled with queries but I expected to have my expanders filled a little more today and nothing else. It turns out my chest is about as expanded as it is going to get and no injections were needed and the all important decision came up. So I was not prepared to ask important and well informed questions. In fact I sorta sat there like a lump. Mute.
So if you have any info you can share with me I would greatly appreciate it. If you don’t want to put personal stuff in comments you can email me at crankypantsATshawDOTca and I will keep everything sent to me confidential and not blog about it at all. I promise. Even if it is very funny. And if you are interested on reading more about implants in general you can go to the FDA website and type in ‘breast implants.’ That’s what I have been doing tonight. Looking at booby photos. Too bad I don’t have Feel-o-vision.