The number of women who present to my practice with “old” saline implants is small. But many who do have them want them revised because they are hard and un-natural. I recently read an article concerning a new technique to improve the outcome in these patients. Patients with saline implants had their implants deflated 4 weeks before Revisional Surgery and the volume of saline removed was recorded.
One week before the final surgery patients were evaluated as to what they wanted next – new implant – smaller or larger – a breast lift or just simply removal and perhaps some fat grafting. By delaying the final procedure you allow the breast tissue/ligaments to contract. Also it affords the patients some time to evaluate their “new look” and this helps them make a decision going forward.