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2012/01/12 13:10:45 (permalink)

PIP implants

Hey ladies
 
I sadly have PIP implants so am currently waiting to hear back from my surgeon with regards to removal and potentially replacement.
 
Can i ask 2 things.
 
1. Has anyone ever had implants removed and not replaced, and were they happy with their boobs?
i just imagine mine would look awful now without. 2 limp puppy ears!! or if i had a lift to get rid of the excess skin from the stretch of the implants i would be left with no boobs and lots of scars
 
2. Does anyone know how long they were 'out of action' and couldnt train after a boob op?
I had mine done 4 years ago now, before i really trained properly so cant really remember how long before i excercised.
 
Feeling very stressed about the whole situation
 
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/12 13:21:47 (permalink)
    Not nice, I can't imagine how you are feeling, such a personal area too
    Was sure there was a thread somewhere about post op recovery/training but can't find it
    Mayb one of my fellow girlies can help us out
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/13 17:51:03 (permalink)
    jenabenabowden

    Hey ladies

    I sadly have PIP implants so am currently waiting to hear back from my surgeon with regards to removal and potentially replacement.

    Can i ask 2 things.

    1. Has anyone ever had implants removed and not replaced, and were they happy with their boobs?
    i just imagine mine would look awful now without. 2 limp puppy ears!! or if i had a lift to get rid of the excess skin from the stretch of the implants i would be left with no boobs and lots of scars

    2. Does anyone know how long they were 'out of action' and couldnt train after a boob op?
    I had mine done 4 years ago now, before i really trained properly so cant really remember how long before i excercised.

    Feeling very stressed about the whole situation

    xx

    I was out of action for about 6-8weeks atre having mine done - Thank fully I had a responsible surgeon who is listed as one of the top 'breast' surgeons in the UK, not just cosmetic surgery but has treated alot of breast cancer survivors with reconstruction. As soon as the news hit the UK he was on it in a flash in reassuring his clients that his clinics have never used PIP implants. He is now one of the clinics offering women who's clinics have gone out of business 'removal and replacement' surgery.
    I really feel for the women who have been impacted by this debacle and a travesty of misjudgement by 'accountants' looking for the cheap option. However, if breast surgery is alarmingly cheap you have to aske WHY...
     

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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/13 20:23:07 (permalink)
    Oh Jena, not nice, I'm sorry :( I hope you get it sorted and end up not having to take too long off training. 

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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/14 19:44:47 (permalink)
    I'm sorry i cannot offer you any info, but if i hear of anything I'll be right in.  Sorry to hear you have these...I hope you get things sorted as soon as possible x
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/15 10:12:03 (permalink)
    I did wonder if any of our members would be affected . Sorry to hear your news. I hope you get it sorted soon. Keep us updated. Take care.

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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/15 18:39:29 (permalink)
    ooh gosh Jena, sorry to hear that.   Just get then taken out if you can I spose xxx

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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/15 21:48:13 (permalink)
    Hi, 
    Sorry to hear you have the PIP implants.
    If you choose to explant and not replace you will just get back what you started with.
    It may take at least a month for your breast tissue to bounce back.
    There are some vids on youtube the explant process.
    Hope that helps. Good luck with it all.
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/16 11:37:48 (permalink)
    hey there. sorry you have to go through this. I'm 99% sure mine arent PIP as the name doesnt ring a bell for me, but i have requested the info from The Hospital Group who did them.
     
    i was out of action for 2 weeks totally. Another couple of weeks literally just getting the movement back. After that my chest strength came back nicely week by week. It was 3 months when i had full strength back.
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/19 21:34:53 (permalink)
    Thanks everyone for your support.
    I researched so hard before deciding on my surgeon and saved so hard. gutted to be in this situation :( But it's too late to look back, just going to be positive!
    Managed to get an appointment with my surgeon on valentines day! So fingers crossed.

    Hopefully see some of you at the BNBF bodybuilding meet on 11th Feb?
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/20 11:39:01 (permalink)
    Ooo, YaY!
    I'll be there at monster
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/20 14:22:57 (permalink)
    hey jen
     
    i have just found out i also have the PIP implants after all :(
     
    luckily i had a recent mammogram which showed the implants to be fine and unruptured. 
     
    my options is to have them removed for free, or have them replaced at a cost of £1500
     
    this is pretty much a F**k up as me and hubby have just started trying to conceive....i cant have an op if im pregnant , or for a year after birth if i do conceive.  And if i have the op first i would have to wait a good while before trying
     
    im well pi$$ed of to be honest......i dont see why I should have to pay to replace something that wasnt fit for purpose in the first place......
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/20 14:25:00 (permalink)
    the government guidelines are there is no need to replace if they havent ruptured and you have no issues with them. but who wants a potential time bomb in there?
     
    i was told that even if mine split they were '100% safe' because its cohesive gel
     
    yeah right!
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/20 15:22:12 (permalink)
    Aw Liz, i am so sorry you are in the same boat as me.
    I completely feel your frustrations. It feels so unfair that we should have to pay for something that isn't our fault
    We put the trust in our surgeon and the cosmetic company - it's their responsibilty to sort this. They chose the implants. We were just guided by their advice.
     
    Was it the Hospital group that said they would remove and replace for £1500? That is still awful, that should be free!! :(
    I'm waiting to speak to my surgeon for a consultation on 14th, but Linia havent announced their stance on the matter or what they are going to do about replacements or removals.
     
    Like you, i've had a scan recently so know that they havent ruptured. But i still don't want these in my body. You are right - a ticking time bomb.
    Fingers crossed for both of us.
     
    And I am so sorry about the baby news - life is so unfair at times :( Big big hug x
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/20 15:47:49 (permalink)
    ive just spoken to a couple of legal firms and they're all waiting to see how this is going to pan out.
     
    the companies that have been involved in this are all reputable companies- Harley medical group, The Hospital group, Transform, even the NHS. We didnt go for cut price foreign deals or anything, we chose the leading companies so we shouldnt feel in any way responsible for making a bad decision.
     
    yes, the 'discount' on replacement is like a goodwill gesture !!! Although i dont feel i should have to pay, what if the ruling decides they are not liable at all, and they withdraw even that discount?
     
    IMO they should pay to replace, and compensate for 6 weeks loss of earnings , and all medical expenses. I would have to fly down to birmingham to get mine replaced.
     
    I only found out because i made an enquiry, after reading your post Jen. As i said, i was 99% sure but decided to confirm it to myself. Lucky i did! I have you to thank for that.  I wonder how many women assume theirs must be ok cos nobody has told them otherwise?
     
    I know for a fact mine havent ruptured but even so, when the baby situation is sorted (see what happens) i will get them replaced....and i blooming hope i dont have to pay for it!!!
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/21 23:26:46 (permalink)
    i have my fingers crossed for both of you!! x

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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/22 20:13:10 (permalink)
    gymbabeliz

    the government guidelines are there is no need to replace if they havent ruptured and you have no issues with them. but who wants a potential time bomb in there?

    i was told that even if mine split they were '100% safe' because its cohesive gel

    yeah right!


    Concieving is a hard thing, but not as hard as a failed pregnancy. I say get them replaced (hopefully the solicitors sort it out), then start trying. If there is a chance your already pregnant, check in 2 weeks, and if you are, put off the op until later.

    That's my advice. I wish you ladies the best of luck, and hope it all works out for you all

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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/23 10:47:26 (permalink)
    im putting off the op until the results from these test cases. I was advised if i go ahead on my own, i may end up waiving my rights to compensation.
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/23 11:58:12 (permalink)
    gymbabeliz

    ive just spoken to a couple of legal firms and they're all waiting to see how this is going to pan out.

    the companies that have been involved in this are all reputable companies- Harley medical group, The Hospital group, Transform, even the NHS. We didnt go for cut price foreign deals or anything, we chose the leading companies so we shouldnt feel in any way responsible for making a bad decision.

    yes, the 'discount' on replacement is like a goodwill gesture !!! Although i dont feel i should have to pay, what if the ruling decides they are not liable at all, and they withdraw even that discount?

    IMO they should pay to replace, and compensate for 6 weeks loss of earnings , and all medical expenses. I would have to fly down to birmingham to get mine replaced.

    I only found out because i made an enquiry, after reading your post Jen. As i said, i was 99% sure but decided to confirm it to myself. Lucky i did! I have you to thank for that.  I wonder how many women assume theirs must be ok cos nobody has told them otherwise?

    I know for a fact mine havent ruptured but even so, when the baby situation is sorted (see what happens) i will get them replaced....and i blooming hope i dont have to pay for it!!!

     
    Funnily enough the companies that claim to be the best as you highlighted are the ones who used the cheapest implants they could find.  Good old blighty - selling an idea of service thats higher than others but in reality worse.  Even more amusing people go on about using foreign clinics when most of clinics employ nearly all foreign Dr's....
     
    BTW Mama had hers done in Brussels and they did an amazing job
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    Re:PIP implants 2012/01/23 12:28:39 (permalink)
    hey papa.....you know whats even more scandolous is when you start to google this, these issues were well known as far back as 2010!!! i think they were all sitting tight hoping the sh*t didnt hit the fan!
     
    on the plus side,  i may get the chance to upgrade to bigger boobs  LOL...
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