Oct 15, 2017 08:49PM aussierockchick wrote:
Yes. I had a single side. It was convenient because no trips to hospital to fill, you do it yourself at home with a remote control, it was painless. No needles, plus you fill it very slowly every day so no big expansions at once.Another advantage, the breast surgeons werent qualified to use it, so I was given plastic surgery consultant doctor that had much better stitching skills and I got a really good scar that has almost faded only 6 months later. Another advantage, the air is contained within the boob, once the air runs out the expander will slowly deflate and there is no way of getting more air in. This was a plus for me as a public patient as it meant I was on a priority list to get in for my exchange surgery, whereas some people have to wait ages . This is the Australian system tho, different to yours.
Disadvantages, I had it done in major city hospital and none of my local breast nurses or doctors had ever heard of it, it was hard to get any advice because the technology is so new. It felt extremely hard and sat very high. Mine was a 600 cc as I am a d cup so it looked really stupid near the end like a barbie doll boob, and I started feeling very paranoid and not wanting to go out. But its not the same final shape the implant is , its only temporary. I definitely couldnt sleep on my side for the 3 months it was in as it had a hard edge around it . It was pretty tight and uncomfortable, but I wouldnt say painful. All in all I would reccommend for the convenience, and as no needles I guess it follows the infection risk would be lower. I had no medical complications. I also think because the technology was so new I was treated with extra care. Hope this helps. xx