One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures. Breast augmentation surgery involves using breast implants or fat to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.
Fat transfer consists of 2 procedures in one – firstly, removing the fat from other body areas, such as the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, or flanks – via liposuction – and then, re-using the same, purified, fat to enhance and reshape the breasts. This is a less common method than breast implant augmentation and is still undergoing clinical studies and research for safety and effectiveness.
In breast augmentation using implants, two types of breast implants are commonly used – saline-filled and silicone gel-filled implants. Saline and silicone breast implants both have an outer silicone shell. The implants differ in material and consistency, however.
Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. They're inserted empty, and then filled once they're in place.
Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel — a thick, sticky fluid that closely mimics the feel of human fat. Most women feel that silicone breast implants look and feel more like natural breast tissue.
Both saline and silicone breast implants are considered safe for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. Long-term follow-up studies on new devices — in which researchers look for evidence of continued safety and effectiveness of saline and silicone breast implants — are ongoing.
What happens if an implant ruptures?
If an implant ruptures, the approach might vary depending on whether the implant is saline or silicone. If a saline breast implant ruptures, the implant will deflate — causing the affected breast to change in size and shape. The leaking saline solution will be absorbed by your body without posing any health risks, but you'll probably need surgery to remove the silicone shell. If you wish, a new implant can likely be inserted at the same time.
If a silicone breast implant ruptures, you might not notice right away — or ever — because any free silicone tends to remain trapped in the fibrous tissue (capsule) that forms around the implant. This is known as a silent rupture. Leaking silicone gel isn't thought to cause systemic or long-term health problems — such as breast cancer, reproductive problems or connective tissue disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Still, a ruptured silicone breast implant might eventually cause breast pain or changes in the contour or shape of the breast. If this happens, your doctor will likely recommend surgical removal. If you wish, a new implant can usually be inserted at the same time.
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