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I am having reconstruction and would like to get feed back on saline vs. silicone I am considering the gummy bear silicone. Is there anyone who's had that one?

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 7 years
 
  • Linda Green Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Haven't had reconstruction yet, but was intrigued by the idea of announcing I was getting gummy bear boobs. That's just funny!
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  • Brandi Mixon Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I have a consult with PS in two weeks, but I was told I couldn't have saline with mastectomy because their to thin when there is no breast tissue like in a "normal" augmentation.
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Brandi unless you are as skinny as a bean pole & have no body fat what so ever, there is no reason why you can't have saline implants. If the 'rippling' shows, fat can lypoed out, & put back in to cover. I have very large saline implants and have...

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      Brandi unless you are as skinny as a bean pole & have no body fat what so ever, there is no reason why you can't have saline implants. If the 'rippling' shows, fat can lypoed out, & put back in to cover. I have very large saline implants and have had fat moved for contouring. Don't settle for something you don't want.

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  • Debbie Stanley Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    I just had silicone implants inserted on March 13 th and they are styling nicely. Definitely softer than the expanders but still a little tight and hard. Over time they will soften more. Scar tissue I think affects this also. Good luck and God Bless
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    • Debbie Stanley Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Settling******

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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    The gummy bear silicone do not lose their shape. So it will not leak. It's pretty rare for an implant to leak anyway. Not a lot of Drs use them. Not really sure why. Maybe not FDA approved in the states yet, I don't know for sure. As far as silicone vs saline, it's a personal choice. The silicon is squishier & resemble a real boob. The saline is soft, but more fuller. Hold each up to your chest, and you will see how the silicone 'droop' down like a boob. The saline stays round like a balloon. Also, take into consideration that you don't have breast tissue. If you go with the same size implant as your expander is now, you will be smaller. I have saline cuz it was the only way I could get the cleavage & size boob I wanted. If I were just getting a 'boob job' I'ld go with the silicone as I think it is more real in feel and appearance. I am a full DD and couldn't be happier, but I look like I've had a boob job as they are rounder, high and firm :) prayers to you.
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  • Alice VanPelt Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes that is what I had placed last June . I had the right one removed due to infection, but that had nothing to do with the implant. It is being replaced on 5/8. I like them. I think they look real after they settle.
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  • Lou Cam Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I got silicone No one ever told me about gummy bears. How are they different ? My surgeon only asked what size I wanted to be
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  • T H Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    My dear friend had double mastectomy one year ago see has the Yummies they look great! I will have them when I redo mine as well. I have silicone now. Cancer is in Rt. breast .The left is leaking. Gummy does not do that. When saline leaks your breast looks deflated. My current silicone has been leaking quite a while )-: it is in capsulated . Will redo both after my radiation. Hope this helps
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    • T H Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Oops! Meant gummies not Yummies

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