Replace Damaged Implants
If you suspect that you have a ruptured saline implant, Dr. Kamran Khoobehi in New Orleans can replace your implant and restore the results of your breast augmentation surgery. Saline implants are designed to withstand pressure and maintain your desired breast shape and size, but under some circumstances, can rupture and begin leaking. The effects of a ruptured saline implant are solely cosmetic, but they can cause women to feel pronounced self-consciousness and dissatisfaction with their appearance. To learn how Dr. Khoobehi’s breast augmentation revision techniques can restore your bust line, contact our New Orleans office today.
Experiencing a Saline Implant Rupture
Saline implants can rupture for a number of reasons. Because they are filled after placement, leakage can eventually occur if the fill-valve is not properly closed. Injury or other trauma can also cause implants to rupture. Capsular contracture, or excessive pressure to the implant caused by the tightening of surrounding scar tissue, is another common cause of rupture. In some cases, rupture occurs because the implant’s outer surface degrades over time. When saline implants leak, the saline solution (a sterile solution of sodium chloride in water) is absorbed harmlessly into the body. If you have undergone breast augmentation surgery, and notice an abrupt change in the shape and size of your breasts, you have likely experienced a rupture, and it is time to seek the revision treatment of an expert.
Replacing a Saline Implant
Following the rupture of a saline implant, Dr. Khoobehi can restore the desired size and shape of your breast using one of three methods: removal and replacement of the implant, a fat transfer, or a combination of both techniques. If capsular contracture contributed to the rupture, the scar tissue surrounding the implant may also require removal.
Dr. Khoobehi is a world-renowned authority on using fat transfers in revisional breast augmentation surgery. This technique produces long-lasting results by removing unwanted fat from one part of your body, and transferring it to the breasts to achieve the enhanced shape and size you desire. The results are natural-looking and long-lasting.
If you wish to replace your saline implant, Dr. Khoobehi most often recommends sub-muscular placement. By placing the implant beneath the pectoral muscle, the results often look more natural. Your options for implant placement will be discussed at length before any treatments proceed.
To determine which method of breast surgery revision will best meet your needs and wishes, Dr. Khoobehi conducts a thorough consultation. Your physical condition and medical history, in addition to your emotional state, sexuality, and lifestyle, are considered when creating your individualized revision plan. You can expect to see examples of other patients who have undergone similar revisional breast surgeries. Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Khoobehi will not perform any procedure until you are fully informed of the benefits and risks involved.
Contact Us Today
A ruptured silicone implant is no threat to your health, but it can have a profound impact on your self-image and peace of mind. If you are in need of expertly performed revisional breast augmentation surgery, please contact Dr. Khoobehi’s New Orleans practice today.