• A question for those who have had breast implants for several years

    Asked by SusanK on Friday, April 12, 2013

    A question for those who have had breast implants for several years

    Just wondering if they still feel like "foreign objects." I have had mine for ten months and am very happy with the results. But I still have the sensation--not pain, not discomfort--that they are not me. I moved around freely for years with my originals and never thought, "Oh, yeah, my breasts" as I rolled over in bed or stretched first thing in the morning. Now I roll over and I think, "Oh, yeah, my implants." It really is a physical reminder, not an emotional one, that I am talking about.

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    • cris' Avatar

      I am glad you asked that question, I have only had my implants for 5 weeks & they feel like foreign objects, was wondering if that feeling ever goes away too...thanks

      over 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I have had mine for a little over a year and I am in an almost constant state of discomfort. And occasionally pain. I have had the left one replaced once and it is pulling away from the chest wall again. I am going to meet with a PS who specializes in DIEP flap to see if I can have the implants removed and get the DIEP flap instead. Apparently my body doesn't like that left implant.

      over 4 years ago
    • debsweb18's Avatar

      I only have the implant on one side, although the other side was lifted. It's been 22 months and it's only when I look in the mirror I think about the difference. After 3 additional surgeries after the initial implant, I'm still not symmetrical and debating one more surgery with another PS. As far as feeling different, it's most noticeable when getting a massage and laying on my stomach since one's real and the other's not. Sometimes when I'm laying on my side (that's how I sleep) I get a weird sensation-like almost a leaking sensation.-like something's slowing leaking down my side. It's kinda hard to explain. But none of this bothers me. I think I'm use to it by now. I guess I've never felt about it not being me. Maybe I 've forgotten how it was early on. The mind will do that, thankfully!

      During normal movement-walking, sitting etc, it feels just like my other breast. Of course, feeling them is a different story. I read somewhere that the implant is like a gummy bear breast!

      I had an immediate silicone implant at the time of my mastectomy-no expanders. Most others I read about had expanders. I don't know if this makes a difference.

      Regardless, everyday it's a reminder that I had breast cancer. On the positive side, I was pretty saggy before. Almost wish I had both sides done, because the cancer side is not going anywhere!

      over 4 years ago
    • chutzpah's Avatar

      I am almost thru with the reconstruction, had the TEs replaced with implants this past Dec and had nipples made the begining of April. Next surgery the PS will take some belly fat to smooth out some ripples. No pain or discomfort. Just feels like I am always wearing a bra. Sometimes I would like to get rid of the bra feeling and let loose like I used to. Meanwhile I have a nice pair of perky boobs on my chest and no longer have them sagging down to my belly button :)

      over 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      I've had these implants since July 2008.....sometimes I don't even know they are there, and other times my chest is tight like it is now...sometime it feels like I'm wearing a bra (and I don't wear one).....and I'm not sure if there is any rhyme or reason for why it changes....

      over 4 years ago

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