We tell all of our patients with saline breast implants that, at some point, they will leak. When they do, you will know because the implant will go flat, either quickly or over several months. When you notice that, you should come in right away so that the implant pocket does not have a chance to scar down and change the shape of the breast.
Scottsdale Breast Implant Conversion from Saline to Silicone for "Flat Tire"
Get In Touch
This woman had textured saline breast implants placed by another surgeon about 20 years ago. Then, about two weeks ago, she noticed the right implant suddenly go flat. She had previously had other surgery by Dr. Nachbar, so she immediately came to our Scottsdale office, and Dr. Nachbar replaced her saline breast implants with cohesive silicone gel breast implants, 350 cc in size, into the sub-muscular position using the inframammary approach. The previous implants were a little smaller; about 275 cc. Only two months later, she is back in the game!