Saline Breast Implants


Saline Breast Implants Saline breast implants have been around for a shorter time than silicone breast implants, but they have gained ground fast among breast augmentation patients! In fact, saline breast implant surgery is performed only slightly less than silicone implant surgery.

Rather than silicone, saline breast implants utilize a natural saline saltwater filler solution. This gives saline breast implants a less dense weight and feel, and means saline implants pose little to no risk if an implant leak occurs.

Pros of saline breast implants include the low safety hazards inherent with saline leaks, the immediate detectability of a ruptured saline implant, lower implant costs, and the fact that increasing or decreasing the size of existing saline breast implants is fairly simple. Saline breast implants also create less noticeable scarring post surgery, since they can be filled post insertion and therefore require smaller incisions.

Cons of saline breast implants include their less natural-feeling weight and texture, and their tendency to collapse or distort when laid flat or in other positions. Some believe that saline breast implants don't last as long as silicone.

If you'd like more information about saline breast implant surgery, saline breast implant costs, saline breast implant risks, we recommend consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area. To schedule a consultation appointment with a local saline breast implant surgeon, or have other questions about saline breast implants, contact us today!


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Time Required for Saline Breast Implants:
The typical length of saline breast implant surgery is 1-2 hours.
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Is Saline Breast Implants an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
Saline breast implant surgery is generally an outpatient procedure.
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What are the Side Effects of Saline Breast Implants?
Potential side effects of saline breast implants include swelling, tenderness, bruising, infection, bleeding and loss of sensation.
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How Long do Saline Breast Implants results last?
The life or duration of saline breast implant results can be affected by the patient's age, their overall physical health, and by whether or not a patient develops implant complications that require premature saline implant revision work.

Generally, saline breast implant results last 10-20 years.

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What is the recovery time for Saline Breast Implants?
On average, the initial phase of saline breast implant recovery lasts 1-2 weeks. At this time, the majority of saline breast implant patients may return to work.

However, the recovery process post breast implant surgery may vary from patient to patient. After 2 weeks, many breast implant patients may still have light bruising, tenderness, etc., and should still avoid strenuous activities.

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Will my insurance company cover Saline Breast Implants?
Saline breast implant surgery is typically a cosmetic procedure, in which case insurance won't cover the costs. However, for patients who are undergoing saline breast implants as part of breast reconstruction, following breast cancer surgery or an injury, insurance coverage may apply.
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Is there much discomfort for Saline Breast Implants?
Immediately following surgery, the discomfort level saline breast implant patients experience can be great. As the body continues to heal, saline breast implants should become increasingly more comfortable.

In the initial recovery phase, it's crucial for saline breast implant patients to get plenty of rest and take over the counter painkillers to alleviate discomfort as much as possible.

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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Saline Breast Implants?
Saline breast implant surgery is usually performed under general or local anesthesia.
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What else can I combine Saline Breast Implants with?
Breast reconstruction, breast lifts or saline breast implant removal and revision surgery.
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What else is Saline Breast Implants referred to as?
saline implants, saleen breast implants, saline breast augmentation, saline breast enlargment, saline breast enhancement
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