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Breast Augmentation Using Saline Implants

Posted Aug 29 2010 11:40pm

Breast augmentation surgery using saline implants continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgical procedures for women. Women who are unhappy with their breast size or who want to restore breast shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or aging are turning to breast augmentation surgery to achieve a better proportioned figure. This can help women regain confidence in their body image and give them more fashion choices as well.

Get Back Your Natural Appearance through Breast Augmentation

The ideal candidates for breast augmentation surgery are women in good health who are not currently pregnant. Among the various options, saline breast implants are the most widely used in breast augmentation surgeries. Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile salt-water solution, which is inserted into the chest to enhance the size of the breasts. They come in different sizes and with either a smooth or textured surface.

Saline implants have a long history of safety and efficacy. Because they can be inserted through smaller incisions and are more cost effective compared to other implant options, many women feel saline implants are the best choice for them to achieve a natural, enhanced breast volume.

A Safer and Effective Option

Though breast augmentation using saline implants is considered a safe procedure, it is also important to remember that any procedure carries some degree of risk. No implant will last forever. The chance of implant rupture or deflation may occur over time. In the event of a leak or rupture, this is immediately noticeable by a decrease in breast size or shape. The saline solution of the implants is similar to the natural body fluids, and the body can safely absorb the leaked fluid. This makes saline implants safer then other types.

The procedure itself takes up to three hours to complete and is usually performed under general anesthesia. Sometimes sagging can also be corrected at the same time by performing a breast lift procedure as well. Patients are usually back to work within a week. Within two to four weeks, swelling is improving and normal activities can be resumed. A personal consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is the best way to learn more about the risks and benefits of breast augmentation to determine if breast augmentation with saline implants is right for you.


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