Considering going flat after rupture.
Hello community. I'm Katy. I'm 57. I've had implants for 8.5 years and one of them has ruptured. Considering going flat. I'm waiting on a call back from the hospital for an ultra sound, but my doctor examined me and agrees with me that it is a rupture. I've done some reading and found out the FDA guidelines on these things have changed. When I was done with this 8.5 years ago my plastic surgeon told me I would likely take them to my grave and to just come back and see him if there's a problem. They can last up to 20 years? My recent research has lead me to believe there are a significant number of women only getting about 10 years before they need more surgery. When I got mine I figured things often enough have a bit of time after an actual expiration date, so likely if I had any problems, by then I would be in my 70s or beyond and it would be easier to except going flat. I should mention that I seriously considered going flat in the first place. The idea of having foreign objects sewn into me that aren't medically necessary was scary to me. I am here to hear from others that have lived with being flat. If I do this I'm not the sort of person that would wear falsies. Flat will mean flat. I will wait for replies.