Saline Breast Implants and Flat Tires!

Saline Breast Implants and Flat Tires!


If you have a saline implant, chances are
one of these days you’re going just wake up and have a flat tire. One breast just simply
isn’t there any more, it’s flat as a pancake. Deflation is a real risk of having a saline
implant and unfortunately a lot of patients weren’t told this before they actually had
them so when it happens, boy do they panic. First thing is don’t panic, it’s just salt
water and your body will absorb it, so having a deflated implant is not an emergency but
it certainly is something that needs to be taken care of. Now you need another operation
and you need to start making some plans. First, call your surgeon’s office and let
them know what’s happening. A deflated implant is not an emergency, however it needs to be
dealt with in a timely manner, it needs to be dealt with fairly quickly. Dr. Tebbett
doesn’t like for a deflated implant to stay in a breast longer than 3 or 4 weeks. The
longer the implant device stays in the breast, the more complicated the next operations will
be, plus who wants to stuff one half of their bra and not the other and deal with trying
to make it all look normal? I mean, you’re going to be fairly motivated
to get this done quickly too. The surgeons office should start making calls for you and
doing some research. When we get a call like this, we contact the manufacturers and find
out where the patents are in their warranties. If you have a saline implant you have a warranty
whether you know it or not and this warranty follows you via your social security number
so if you can’t make it back to the surgeon that originally did your augmentation, your
warranty can still be in effect, so be sure and tell the office the surgeon’s office what
type of implant you have and the manufacturer and your social security number and they can
help you do some research and figure out what financial assistance you might be able to
get. But remember and be prepared to pay all of
the expenses up-front, getting a refund or a reimbursement from the manufacturer once
they receive the deflated, explanted device. Now the big question. Do you replace one or
both? Usually the answer to this lies in how long you’ve had your implants. The longer
you’ve had them the more motivated your going to be and your going to really want to replace
both so that you’re not waiting for the next shoe to drop or the next flat tire to happen,
so the longer you’ve had your implants the more sense it makes to go ahead and replace
both at the same time. Now, what do you replace them with? Today,
we have so many implant options. For us, for our patients, when they have a deflation we
recommend that they switch both out to silicone. But talk with your surgeon to discuss your
options and see which implant option would be best for you. The surgery itself should be fairly simple,
the surgeon will make an incision in the intramammary fold under the breast and remove and replace
the device. The pocket is already made so this experience should be infinitely better
than your first go around. Even if you had a 24 hour recovery the first time, replacing
implants this time should be a lot easier because again the pockets already established. No one ever wants to wake up to a flat tire
or have another operation, but remember a deflation is not going to hurt you and the
sooner you take care of it the better. If you know of anyone who is dealing with an
deflation issue, please share this video with them and you can always find out more at thebestbreast.com.

Only registered users can comment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *