Saline or salt water-filled breast implants are requested by many Vancouver breast augmentation patients who appreciate the advantages of this prosthesis. Saline implants are nearly always used in a smooth, round configuration.
Patient 15: 21 years old, 5’4″, 114 lbs, 1 child.
Mentor Moderate Plus saline implants filled to 450cc behind the muscle.
A to D cup. Areolar incision.
These implants are placed into the breast nearly empty and are filled to their final size once in place. This allows saline implants to be inserted through shorter incisions compared to implants that are already filled (such as the silicone gel devices). Moreover, the final volume of a saline implant can be adjusted within a certain range in the operating room to provide the best size for that patient. This also gives saline implants an advantage in women whose breasts are significantly different in size.
Saline implants have a tendency to ripple. These ripples are generally well hidden when the implant is placed behind the pectoralis muscle, but can become visible when the implant is in front of the muscle. It is generally expected that a saline implant will last 10 to 15 years.
Dr. Pugash is a plastic surgeon in Vancouver with extensive experience in breast augmentation. He will help you choose the best implants for you based on a thorough assessment of your goals, as well as the size and shape of your breasts. If your breast tissues appear deflated as a result of pregnancy or massive weight loss, Dr. Pugash may recommend that you pursue breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift in Vancouver.
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