IMPLANT REVISION IN OLD SALINE IMPLANTS

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.
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