by Terrye Tebbetts
I’m curious if anyone knows why these post-operative adjustable saline implants don’t seem to be more popular than regular saline implants? Or maybe I just haven’t seen people post much about them. But with all the discussion about size, and it being one of the biggest issues and concerns regarding a BA, I’m trying to figure out why most doctors and patients that want saline don’t use it. That way there wouldn’t be any size-remorse post-op because they could adjust the fill size until they were happy, up until 6 mos. I realize. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? I want to go with saline because I’m not comfortable with the thought of silicone breast implants, so the adjustable fill implants seem to make a lot of sense so both the patient and doc could reach that “perfect” size.
Also, do you know if they are adjustable post-op regardless of whether the placement is over or under? Thanks, I appreciate any input!
I respect your decision to go with saline, but you truly have to understand all of the dynamics involved with implant selection and size.
Please go to our website, www.thebestbreast.com and click on the articles button on the first page – there are 4 sections on how to determine size.
One of the biggest issues in BA is patients and surgeons realizing that you cannot just order this up! Just like you can’t go in and ask your hair stylist to give you a cut for straight hair if your hair is curly! They have to work on what you bring them and IF you want a breast that is natural and looks like it belongs on you and will cause you the least risk of reoperation and more expense – more money long term…..then honestly, you don’t get to choose or monkey with a size post op (that is why adjustables are a dissaster!!). There is only one size – one volume – to adequately fill each lady’s breast. You don’t know what that is if you don’t measure the breast and use a formula like High Five.
Put in in sizers and telling a ps cup size is really easy but it is totally inaccurage and will cost you in the long run. This isn’t something you tweak like your hair color each time you have it done. When you have BA you are choosing to change your body permanently. Shouldn’t your BODY factor into the operative plan????
Measurements of the breasts are key to getting good long term results – please look for a ps that will measure and apply to a formula – - not just take out a tape and then ask you to put in sizers at the end of the consult!!!
Buyer beware - you have to educate yourself – your consults will only be as good as your knowledge base.
I hope this will help you prepare.
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.