This patient is a 25 year female who presented for breast augmentation surgery. Her primary goal was to feel more confident when wearing a bra, bikini and low-cut tops. She underwent breast augmentation with Mentor Smooth Round Moderate Plus Saline implants in the sub-muscular position.
This patient chose saline breast implants for herself and had a great result with them. Many of my patients choose saline breast implants for their augmentation surgery. The most common reason that women choose saline implants is due to their fear of silent rupture, which can occur with silicone gel breast implants. However, saline implants also cost less and can easily be placed without the help of a Keller funnel. Further, saline implants can be monitored over time without the need for MRI. Silent rupture almost never occurs with saline implants. Should the saline implant shell suffer a breach, they commonly deflate completely (symptomatic rupture). The saline will then leak into the breast capsule, and slowly absorb into the patient’s bloodstream over time. Less commonly, a saline implant can have a slow leak (usually from the area around the fill valve) whereby the implant will slowly lose volume over a period of weeks or months.
*photos on this post are of an actual patient of Dr. Brenner.