Just to give you a heads up, in particular guys from the UK. I had a MRI scheduled this Tuesday. They give you a survey before hand which asks if you have any implants, shrapnel etc. Basically asking if you have any metal inside your body, as it is done with magnetism.
I considered not saying anything about the PMMA
because I\'m confident there\'s no metal in the implant, but I thought in the end it would be stupid not to at least mention it. At this point I\'m in my gown waiting for the contrast agent injection and I tell the doctor about the implant. To this point he had been completely icy and professional, but after he quickly realised I didn\'t have a implant for medical reason but cosmetic, he became really interested in it and said he had been doing research on it. He then asked who the doctor was and said he might have to take a trip down to Mexico himself!
He assured me it was no problem and that he wouldn\'t mention it, but after about 5 minutes in the waiting room he asked me to speak to one of the nurses who he had told and she asked me what the implant was. Which had a couple of nurses googling PMMA
! I don\'t blame the doctor for this. In the end it was decided because I had no proof of what the implant was they didn\'t want to risk and that I needed to contact Dr.C just to get some confirmation of what he\'s done so they could add it to my file for future ref.
Just a heads up to anyone in the UK who has PMMA
I was suprised at how normal the reactions of the nurses/doctors were as I was told it\'s quite common for people to have gotten similar types of cosmetic surgery outside of the UK. In my opinion it\'s a lot more common and normal to have cosmetic surgery in North America than it is here. Only recently have people started to become interested in it.