Saline Breast Implants

Definition - What does Saline Breast Implants mean?

Saline breast implants are not composed entirely free of silicone. Instead, saline implants are made with an outer silicone shell, and then filled with a saline solution. Saline is a sterile saltwater solution. Saline implants are used for breast augmentation, reconstruction, and revision.

The most common issues of saline implants are a rupture, in which case, the implant will need to be removed or replaced.

TheConsultation explains Saline Breast Implants

Saline implants are an alternative from silicone implants for use in breast surgeries. Saline is believed to be a safe alternative in the event of the rupture of an implant. The saline does not pose a threat to the body, while silicone can cause serious issues. However, implants are not designed to be permanent. The longer an implant is in place, the higher the likelihood that it will need to be replaced.

There are several saline implants that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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