Signs, Risks, And Treatment For Saline Breast Implant Rupture

Photo Credit: ShutterstockBreast augmentation with saline implants is a popular cosmetic procedure that can enhance the size and shape of breasts. While saline implants are generally considered safe, they can sometimes rupture, causing deflation of the breast. Here Haute Beauty expert Dr. Gabrielle Davis speaks on the signs, risks, and treatment for saline breast implant rupture.

Rupture Signs

If you have saline breast implants, it's important to know the signs and symptoms of a rupture. When a saline implant ruptures, you may notice a sudden change in the size and shape of your breast. In some cases, the deflation may occur over the course of several days.

Unlike silicone implants, saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater, which is absorbed by the body and is not harmful. Therefore, a saline implant rupture is not considered a medical emergency, but it can affect the appearance of the breast.

Risks Associated

The risk of a saline breast implant rupture increases the longer the implant is in place. In some cases, the implant may rupture due to trauma to the breast or due to normal wear and tear. If you experience a rupture, Dr. Davis can assess the damage and determine the best course of action to correct the issue.

Treatment Options

In most cases, a saline breast implant rupture can be corrected with implant exchange surgery. This involves removing the ruptured implant and replacing it with a new one. It's important to note that implant exchange surgery may also involve a breast lift to restore the natural shape of the breast.

Though saline breast implant rupture is not an emergency, it can affect the appearance of the breast. If you have any concerns about the signs or symptoms of a rupture, don't hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Davis today.

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