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What is everyones pros/cons on breast implants??? Anyone have any personal successful or unsuccessful experiences?? Thanks!... Read More

  1. by   Katnip
    BadBird, I'm contemplating the same thing; reduce and get them back where they're supposed to be. I have to wait a year or so because I'm just starting to work and will need some time off.

    I've also been thinking about a tummy tuck. No matter how many crunches, how many laps I do, or how many weights I bear, that pooch won't go away. Looks awful in my clothes.
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Cali . . . .thanks for those links. THOSE photos were completely different than the botched ones. And except for the DD implants, the augmentations looked good.

    Some of the DD's just looked unnatural and weird . . . and their breasts looked better in the before photo. Sorta like some of those magazine makeover pictures . . have you ever thought the women looked better before the makeover?

    Breast lifts don't look so bad to me now . . . except the cost.

  3. by   AHarri66
    FDA Reconsiders Ban on Breast Implants

    Mon Jul 21, 5:32 PM ET

    AP - WASHINGTON - Consumer groups are urging the Food and Drug Administration to follow stricter standards in considering whether to lift its decadelong ban on the sale of breast implants filled with silicone gel.

    Controversy over breast implants arose in the early 1990s, when thousands of women claimed implants gave them serious diseases, from arthritis to cancer. The FDA banned implants filled with silicone gel in 1992 for all but a few cancer survivors enrolled in special studies. Saline-filled implants, in contrast, were allowed to sell as long as women are told they're prone to leaking and deflating, which would require more surgery.

    For silicone implants, the influential Institute of Medicine (news - web sites) declared in 1999 they don't cause major illnesses, although they break relatively often and can cause local complications such as pain and hardening of the breast.

    Recently manufacturer Inamed Corp. asked FDA to let it sell its version of silicone implants. FDA is expected to seek recommendations from its scientific advisers before deciding but has said its primary consideration will be how well women fared in the two years after getting silicone implants.

    Research, including some by the FDA's own scientists, shows silicone implants often begin breaking about seven years after women receive them, the National Organization for Women and Public Citizen said Monday. One in four women need a second operation because of implant problems within five years, the groups said.

    "The FDA is simply not looking at enough information to reasonably assure women that silicone gel breast implants are safe in the body over many years," said NOW President Kim Gandy, who urged the agency to require years of additional data.

    Dr. Celia Witten, FDA's chief of implanted devices, responded that the agency always considers whatever long-term safety data are available before deciding a product's fate.
  4. by   AHarri66
    Originally posted by stevielynn
    Cali . . . .thanks for those links. THOSE photos were completely different than the botched ones. And except for the DD implants, the augmentations looked good.
    By the way, did you happen to notice the long list of "problem" photos? They were on the same site (the first one). Some had to have multiple surgeries to correct the problems.

    Just thought I'd mention it.
  5. by   ptnurse
    My grandmother had a reduction associated with back pain. I recall that it was quite painful for her the first few days. Good luck to all who are considering having a surgery to increase or decrease. Personally, I have a strict policy about avoiding any surgery that I can. My husband and I are committed to gracefully growing old and droopy together. He says he will love me when I am droopy and I'm gonna take him at his word.
  6. by   gizzy76
    Originally posted by justjenn

    ps - I can float in water now :roll :roll :roll
    LOL Too Funny!:chuckle

    My sister had a reduction 2 years ago because her breasts were quite large and one was larger than the other. She was also experiencing more back pain than usual because of her scoliosis. She loved the results although she still has no feeling really in her areolas and nipples.

    Myself, I've considered implants too...but I think I'll wait to see what my breasts look like after I love some weight.
    Last edit by gizzy76 on Jul 22, '03
  7. by   renerian
    JESUS those photos are horrible......................YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. by   eb_rn
    i knew 2 people who had implants in nsg school, and a third who got em during school.....all said it was very painful but all really liked the results, and one classmate decided to have them re-done....bigger!