chapter  4
30 Pages

Stories of Success and Satisfaction

The stories of the women we talked to who blame illness on their implants compel our interest and our compassion. These women have suffered, both from their symptoms, and from their inability to find meaning on which to build understanding and acceptance of their experiences. However, these women are not the norm among those with breast implants. By all accounts, the vast majority of implant patients not only fail to see themselves as ill, but are pleased with their implants. Surely an understanding of the communication surrounding silicone gel breast implants must take their experiences into account.