Saline Breast Implants

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Who Get’s Saline Breast Implants?

ba-img-12Saline breasts implants are used throughout Los Angeles for breast augmentation by plastic surgeons. While some Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons favor saline implants for breast enlargement surgery, others prefer using silicone breast implants.

Saline implants are filled with salt water or saline, which is safely absorbed by the body and excreted in the urine when a saline implant ruptures.

How can you tell that your saline breast implant has ruptured?

ba-img-81Ruptured saline implants go flat when deflated, therefore it is very easy to know when saline implants break. To the contrary, silicone breast implants do not change size when they leak or rupture, therefore, a patient with a silicone breast implant might not even know that her silicone breast implant has ruptured. Therefore, women with silicone implants need to have every other year MRI test in order to detect silicone implant leak or rupture.

Detecting slowly leaking or deflating saline breast implants?

Mammogram and MRI can detect slowly deflating saline filled breast implants.

Breast cancer detection by mammogram?

Depending on the size of your native breast and if your implant is placed sub-muscular or sub-glandular, there could be some areas of the breast that cannot be fully evaluated with a mammogram.

Do saline breast implants ripple or wrinkle?

Both saline and silicone breast implants ripple or wrinkle. Detection of this depends on the thickness of the overlying tissue. For example, it is harder to feel this when a saline implant is placed under the muscle.

Breast implants do not prevent your breasts from sagging?

The larger and heavier a breast implant the more weight is going to be pulling down on the breasts, and therefore there is more breast sagging.

How can only get saline implants

FDA Prohibits use of Silicone breast implants for women less than 22 who want to get cosmetic breast enlargement surgery.

Do saline and silicone breast implants feel different

When feeling a breast implant outside the body a silicone breast implant obviously feels more natural! However, they both can feel very similar when you feel breasts that have implants, because the implants are placed deep under the breast and chest muscle.

Advantages of Saline over Silicone Breast Implants

Breast Asymmetry

ba-img-83It is much easier to correct breast size unevenness and difference in shape and form with saline implants because their size can be altered and fine-tuned during surgery.

Breast Lift

Because the final saline implants volume can be adjusted during surgery, their use presents a great advantage when considering a breast lift surgery, which entails changing the size of breast with the process of breast lifting.

Correction of tubular breast deformity

It is much easier to correct tubular breast deformity with saline breast implants because the plastic surgeon can adjust breast volume during the surgery.

Smaller scar and incision for breast implant placement

Unlike silicone implants, saline implants are delivered to plastic surgeons empty and they are filled with saline after insertion into the breast. Therefore, saline implants require much smaller scars that silicone or Gummy Bear implants. Also, because of needing only a small incision they can be inserted from different sites.

Price of Breast Implants

The price of saline implants is lower than silicone implants.

Breast Implant placement Recovery

While some plastic surgeons feel that the recovery after breast augmentation is faster with saline implants; I feel that this depends on many factors including patient’s disposition, body habitués, and personality.