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Hi All,

I am planning on getting Brazilian furries with Dr George Mayson in Melbourne.

i noticed many of the posts regarding PU implants are from 4-6 years ago.

i would be most grateful if I could hear how these implants are going for you now. 

Also whether heavy lifting chest exercise has been an issue or change to shape of implant.

Really would love to see b&a pics, especially with you height and weight and also the base dimension of your implant and the cc.

but all reviews on the subject are most welcome. I still have not decided on size yet.

thank you so much

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You can read more about PU implants and ALCL here https://www.tga.gov.au/breast-implant-associated-cancer-or-bia-alcl

The risk of ALCL with these implants is statistically much greater than with micro textured implants. You may consider doing more research on them. There is a very good chance they will be banned by the TGA as they have proposed on 11th July.

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Mine have been fine , have had no issues with them and have had them for 5 1/2 years but because of high risk of alcl I’m looking at getting a revision with either Motiva implants or micro textured mentor, leaning more toward the mentor micro textured though as they have been around for a very long time while Motiva are relatively new,

in regard to weight training, I did lay off chest exercises for a long time , although I have never really worked the chest with heavy weight but I have been doing full contact karate for years and I squat very heavy weights at the gym and do loads of back , arms and shoulder work , I also run everyday so I’m extremely active and all the training so far has not affected my implants at all 

please do research polyurethane implants because if I knew back then what I know now I wouldn’t have chose them and it would have saved me thousands when it comes to my revision time 

good luck 

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9 hours ago, SandraDD said:

Thanks you so much for both your replies. Will certainly look into it.

Arahia: would I be able to look at your picture gallery?

Of course 😄

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I have had polytech PU implants for a bit over 4 yrs. I had them implanted after my mentor implants ruptured at 10 yrs. I now have 485cc, XHP round implants, fully under the muscle.

I love mine & certainly have no fear of ALCL, as there is a risk of developing this with virtually all implants on the market bar smooth ones, which have their own set of complications. 

My breasts are not not the hard or bolt on looking. My breasts are soft, look lovely & have a natural look. They look pretty much identical to the breast shape I had before implants, just bigger. 

PU implants are not for everyone though. I probably would not suggest them if you have little to no breast tissue of your own & I would highly suggest you find a surgeon  who has extensive experience with this implant type. It takes a lot of extra training, which costs a lot, and most surgeons can not be bothered to undertake the required training especially since there are plenty of alternatives that don't require the extra training or cost.

I'm sure I'll get criticized & bagged for saying so but I honestly believe that to be true. 

PU implants do have a lower incidence of CC but that does not mean that it doesn't happen with them. Just as with EVERY other implant type or brand, it is still possible for CC or complications to occur. Surface texture makes no difference to that fact. Some women can & will have bad experiences with PU implants but the same can be said for EVERY other implant out there. 

I haven't had a need to explant them so can't speak for any potential issues there but if I one day do need to, I am confident my surgeon (who is extensively trained in the use of these implants & is also a highly trained Reconstructive & Plastic Surgeon) will know what to do & will be able to achieve another excellent result. 

All I can say is in my experience, Polytech implants are excellent & in the right hands can achieve a very nice & natural aesthetic. 

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16 hours ago, AlanaJ said:

I have had polytech PU implants for a bit over 4 yrs. I had them implanted after my mentor implants ruptured at 10 yrs. I now have 485cc, XHP round implants, fully under the muscle.

I love mine & certainly have no fear of ALCL, as there is a risk of developing this with virtually all implants on the market bar smooth ones, which have their own set of complications. 

My breasts are not not the hard or bolt on looking. My breasts are soft, look lovely & have a natural look. They look pretty much identical to the breast shape I had before implants, just bigger. 

PU implants are not for everyone though. I probably would not suggest them if you have little to no breast tissue of your own & I would highly suggest you find a surgeon  who has extensive experience with this implant type. It takes a lot of extra training, which costs a lot, and most surgeons can not be bothered to undertake the required training especially since there are plenty of alternatives that don't require the extra training or cost.

I'm sure I'll get criticized & bagged for saying so but I honestly believe that to be true. 

PU implants do have a lower incidence of CC but that does not mean that it doesn't happen with them. Just as with EVERY other implant type or brand, it is still possible for CC or complications to occur. Surface texture makes no difference to that fact. Some women can & will have bad experiences with PU implants but the same can be said for EVERY other implant out there. 

I haven't had a need to explant them so can't speak for any potential issues there but if I one day do need to, I am confident my surgeon (who is extensively trained in the use of these implants & is also a highly trained Reconstructive & Plastic Surgeon) will know what to do & will be able to achieve another excellent result. 

All I can say is in my experience, Polytech implants are excellent & in the right hands can achieve a very nice & natural aesthetic. 

You wont find any surgeons in Australia (trained or otherwise) that will be able to use these implants as they have been recalled by the TGA and banned. The incidence of ALCL is definitely much much greater with this type of implant (along with the other macro textured non poly implants that were on the market) - as high as 1:1200 compared to 1:86,000 for microtextured implants.

Your right though, smooth have their own set of complications which would rule them out for me. 

For all women with breast implants, or no breast implants, round, teardrop, smooth, silk or textured surface, it is so important to regularly check your breasts and be aware of any changes and if there are any changes, to have these investigated medically. 
ALCL has a very good prognosis when diagnosed before it progresses to other areas - the treatment is removal of the implant and capsule and in some cases radiation therapy. Chemo etc is not routinely used unless it has advanced.

 

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An interesting paper was just published in the Aesthetics Journal regarding ALCL.

Cosmetic Surgeons were responsible for a staggering 83% of cases for BIA-ALCL

 

Of course, the ASAPS have concluded that this is because they do not receive adequate training particularly around the non contamination practices etc for breast augmentation surgery, or this could be because 95% of brazilian implants were implanted by cosmetic surgeons. Either way, I have attached the summary to this thread for everyone to have a read

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On 11/20/2019 at 2:03 PM, TheFox said:

You wont find any surgeons in Australia (trained or otherwise) that will be able to use these implants as they have been recalled by the TGA and banned. The incidence of ALCL is definitely much much greater with this type of implant (along with the other macro textured non poly implants that were on the market) - as high as 1:1200 compared to 1:86,000 for microtextured implants.

Your right though, smooth have their own set of complications which would rule them out for me. 

For all women with breast implants, or no breast implants, round, teardrop, smooth, silk or textured surface, it is so important to regularly check your breasts and be aware of any changes and if there are any changes, to have these investigated medically. 
ALCL has a very good prognosis when diagnosed before it progresses to other areas - the treatment is removal of the implant and capsule and in some cases radiation therapy. Chemo etc is not routinely used unless it has advanced.

 

Could you elaborate on the complications of smooth implants?? 
Is it higher risk of CC?? And bottoming out cos they are less “grippy”????

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7 minutes ago, Glissm said:

Could you elaborate on the complications of smooth implants?? 
Is it higher risk of CC?? And bottoming out cos they are less “grippy”????

It is believed that the rough texturing surface makes it difficult for the capsule to develop and thicken around the implant. Of course, the more the textured an implant is, the more spaces there are for ALCL bacteria to develop (hypothetically).

Smooth implants are pretty widely recognised as being more unstable in the breast pocket. Think of it as a water ballon that is a traditional balloon material compared to say, a water balloon that has a fine sand paper texture feel. The rough surface is going to be much more easy to hold onto and this is believed to be the case for inside the body also.
The rough texture acts like a velcro adherence to the surrounding tissue where as smooth implant is constrained only by the size of the implant pocket. I hope that makes sense.

https://academic.oup.com/asj/article/38/1/38/4259312?searchresult=1

This is a very comprehensive but easy to follow article that really breaks everything down about smooth and textured implants, the reasons for the benefits and negatives, ALCL and stats on the reparation rates between the implant surfaces. Well worth a read

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