What Happens When A Saline Implant Deflates?
All breast implants–whether saline or silicone filled–have a risk of rupture. However, unlike their modern, cohesive silicone counterparts, saline implants usually deflate in the event of a rupture. This has notable advantages and disadvantages that patients should consider when choosing breast implants in Seattle.
Firstly, saline ruptures are usually immediately evident. The body will absorb the saline filling and the breast implant will deflate to it’s unfilled size. In turn, this causes one (or both, if the rupture affects both implants) to also deflate. While this affects your results and can make you look lopsided, the rupture is usually obvious and quickly detected with saline implants, which means you can begin addressing the problem soon after it occurs.
Secondly, most saline ruptures do not cause pain or symptoms (beyond a change in appearance). However, you should still contact your plastic surgeon immediately and determine the best course of action. Normally, revision surgery is required to remove the implants, either permanently or replace them, based on your preference.
Finally, it is important to choose a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Sajan for your breast augmentation revision. After conducting an examination, Dr. Sajan can work with you to create the best breast augmentation revision in Seattle. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-209-0988 or reach out at https://www.allureesthetic.com/