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will have exchange surgery next month. Decided on silicone implants but having second thoughts on what will happen when there is a leak. anyone else want to share why they chose saline vs silicone or vice versa?

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anonymous

Stage 1 Patient over 7 years
 
  • Blair Greiner Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I am getting the "gummy bear" silicone. They don't leak ;)
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  • Deborah Ethridge Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 0 Patient
    I will be having my exchange surgery soon and I decided to go with silicone. My plastic surgeon recommended this type. My decision was made after talking to his wife who has silicone and she loves them. She said they do feel very real. Best of luck with your choice and I pray all goes well for you.
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I wouldn't look at it as 'when' there is a leak. Go with what you want. I was going to go with silicone cuz I read they felt more real. Not once did I worry about a leak. I ended up getting saline cuz of the look & size I wanted. I don't know who said silicone felt more real cuz mine feel pretty real to me.
    over 7 years Flag
    • julie h Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Thanks for the response! What was it about the look that appealed to you more with saline?

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Higher cleavage & a bigger size. The biggest implant is an 800 but with saline it can be filled up more. I have 1000 cc's in mine.

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    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Thank you all for your responses!
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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