Gt1956 wrote:I plan on going over the choice of brands with my doctor when the time comes. He is a pro & I expect that he'll act like one. Btw, I see that he has implanted members here & I haven't been able to find anyone that has had problems. The talk will cover what his expected brand will be. No sense talking about the size because he'll have to measure when he gets in there. I don't plan on dictating what brand to get. But I do hope that based upon the external exam that he can tell which make/model will be likely used. Trust in your doctor is important. Just my opinion.
Dr. Eid wrote to me once that examination of the condition of the tunica would have a governing influence on choice of the implant as well. A too-thin, weakened or otherwise compromised tunica (hopefully already revealed -I THINK- by an external examination) might dictate use of one or the other maker's product. If that revelation occurred only after the operation had begun and the patient unable to make informed choices, the surgeon would proceed with a choice in the patient's best interest. This is why (as you indicate you will do) FULLY discussing desires, options and choices is important. Kudos to you for your preparatory work.
Good luck and my prayers are with you and with your surgeon and the surgical team.