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Hi, I'm not sure yet about removal, but I am definitely getting mine checked out. I have the Natrelle 410 textured ones which are said to be the high risk ones.  I'm really annoyed the doctor/surgeon didn't point out the risks to me.  I would have chosen smooth if I had known that textured implants have a much higher risk.  I have pain in my right boob and underarm, so want that looked into.  Did you get yours checked out yet?  Will you definitely need an explant?

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Hi ladies,

I have had my implants for almost 4 years now and lately more and more I have been thinking about getting them removed. I have health issues that have been worsening and I think the implants may be partly to blame. I was especially shocked to learn about one of my favorite YouTubers having hers removed recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdrnkhiNF6M and all the health issues that having breast implants caused for her. BII (Breast Implant Illness) is denied to exist by the medical community, but it does seem very real and there are plenty of women who can vouch for it.

I think it is worth looking into, especially if you feel your health is not as is should be, despite doing everything to live a healthy lifestyle. I now worry about toxins leaking into my body, and that the silicone capsule is not impermeable like your surgeon may have told you. I shall be conducting more research into this and starting a thread on it soon, as I think everyone should be aware of it. I wish I known about this risk prior my surgery.

I too have Silimed Brazilian furries, and my surgeon was Dr Harwood. He is now retired so we can't consult with him.

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I had my poly-coated breast implants several years ago and replaced with a lower textured implant as I was getting repeated seromas and inflammation.

They had really stuck hard to my breast tissue and my surgeon ended up ripping out quite a bit of my own breast tissue in the removal process :( 

Removal can be a nightmare (if the coating hasn't dissolved yet in your body)...I don't understand why some plastic surgeons still use them!

I never felt well with those implants, I think removal is a good idea, good luck with it x

 

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On 8/14/2018 at 9:57 PM, Missbolt-ons said:

I had my poly-coated breast implants several years ago and replaced with a lower textured implant as I was getting repeated seromas and inflammation.

They had really stuck hard to my breast tissue and my surgeon ended up ripping out quite a bit of my own breast tissue in the removal process  

Removal can be a nightmare (if the coating hasn't dissolved yet in your body)...I don't understand why some plastic surgeons still use them!

I never felt well with those implants, I think removal is a good idea, good luck with it x

 

Ahhh my gosh that is horrible :( having to remove quite a bit of your breast tissue along with them. I remember my surgeon saying the surface of the poly-coated is like velcro, it latches on to the surrounding tissue. I am a bit worried what will have to come out as there wasn't much there to start with!

Can I ask what your recovery was like after having them removed, did you have the new implants put in straight away? x

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hi girls,

I had the polytech (german furry) implants put in 2016. I am having mine removed and replaced with smooth round implants. 

I had revision on one breast 6 months after my original surgery and the surgeon had no issues in removing the implant. He said I did not lose any breast tissue. Now I am HOPING he was telling the truth. I guess I will soon see how they turn out with brand new implants. 

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3 hours ago, RevisionGirl said:

hi girls,

I had the polytech (german furry) implants put in 2016. I am having mine removed and replaced with smooth round implants. 

I had revision on one breast 6 months after my original surgery and the surgeon had no issues in removing the implant. He said I did not lose any breast tissue. Now I am HOPING he was telling the truth. I guess I will soon see how they turn out with brand new implants. 

good luck and please let us know how you go

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Hi @joyfulgirl99, apologies it had been a while since I’ve logged on, and I didn’t get any notifications in my emails!

Yes I’ve had mine checked out via ultrasound and there is apparently no indication of ALCL. Please be aware that this cancer generally develops after 7 years post implant however.

There have so far been over 80 reported cases Australia wide resulting in a few deaths. While the risk is minimal, it is also very real, and I feel the numbers will only increase as time passes for ladies with textured implants. 

I will be having mine removed this year (8 years post implant) as the risk is not worth it to me. Had I known all those years ago I would have certainly chosen to implant with smooth implants, or not at all! 

On a tangent and as @Elle Anderson mentioned above, Breast Implant Illness (BII) is another concern and I do have some symptoms of this which I hope explant will alleviate, however they could be totally unrelated to the implants. 

The PS I consulted with for explant agreed that the Silimends should be removed and also said I have capsular contracture in one breast. 

@Mona76 if you haven’t had your explant yet, please be aware that in some circumstances (when deemed medically necessary) you can access your superannuation to fund the surgery. I will be doing this for my surgery. 

Also ladies, if you weren’t already aware Similed implants have been banned for use in Australia since late 2017. Those who implanted with Plastic Surgeons should have been notified pursuant to APS guidelines. As I implanted with a Cosmetic Surgeon I was not informed of the ban/proven ALCL risks. 

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Hi all, jumping on this thread to revive. I have been MIA from the forums for a long time.

I am looking to explant my Silimed pu implants but have no idea where to start as my surgeon has retired and I’m so concerned about the Velcro-like stickiness of the furries. I have very little breast tissue but am not looking to augment again - this has scared me right off. 

 

Jen 

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Hello, I haven't been on here for a while.  I just saw in the news that the implants I have (Natrelle 410) are now being stopped in Australia due to links to cancer.    I've been having a few issues and want to get mine removed.  Does anyone have any recommendations for good surgeons who are experienced with removal of these implants?     I am not on FB so would appreciate some recommendations from you lovely ladies on here.  Thank you so much.

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Hi girls, i called my surgeons office last week to find out what implants I had, as I knew they were textured but didn’t know anymore details. The receptionist told me they are silimed. When I asked for more information, she said I don’t know, we know longer use them. I googled them and turns out they have been banned since 2014. I had mine put in, in 2013. Disappointed they didn’t inform me, as it said on line they should have.

so the ach I was having in my right breast has now become worse (due to anxiety, I’m sure) 

I’ve booked in with a GP as I can’t get in to see my surgeon until October. Fingers crossed all will be fine. 

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Hi 

I am due to have a scan in 2wks and a sample of fluid taking from my breat implant to see if I test positive for the rare cancer these implants can cause. I am being referred as urgent to the Royal Marsden hospital in Fulham UK. I had Furry Brazillians since 2012 as I was thought to be allergic to silicone! I first had implants when I was 21 and one went hard. I had a further operation and found out they were PIP so had to have them removed and these textured ones were suggested to be better for ladies Wh have problems. I first noticed a swelling a few days ago and was seen within days by my consultant. I'm scared but have no choice to just go with whatever may need doing if I test positive. Good luck ladies x

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