by Terrye Tebbetts
I had silicone implants in 1991, right before all the controversy, then in 2001 I had them removed for saline. I had a very bad case of CC. Then, one broke about 6 months ago (dont know how) so I had them recently replaced for the new silicone cohesive gel breast implants. Sadly, I had CC with all of them. My doctor has me doing 4 untrasounds and taking Singular which has a whole host of side effects. I have been researching these “fixes” if you will. The spreadsheet is the different implant datataken from the FDA’s website or any that might be helpful.
I don’t think implant selection data will help you now. If you had been my patient, I would have warned you that once you develop a capsule, you are 50% more likely to develop another one and that it is only reasonable to reoperate one time. If you develop another one, take them out. You are caught in a vicious cycle that won’t change with another operation or sonograms or Singular or anything else.
I wrote a blog piece on this a while back called the Mystery and Misery of CC…..
http://thebestbreast2.wordpress.com/2009/09/16/the-mystery-and-misery-of-cc-how-can-we-avoid-it/ maybe reading this will help you understand.
I am really sorry – but hearing your story would make me say, you are probably better off without implants.
About the Author: Terrye Tebbetts is one of the most knowledgeable women in the world about breast implants, with 27 years of experience educating patients and 11 years as a patient herself. For more information about breast implants or breast augmentation Dallas surgeons, please visit www.thebestbreast.com.