Saline Breast Implants

Saline Breast Implants

Breast implant is the artificial reshaping of the breast and this is a cosmetic surgery. Many women are now opting breast enlargement due to the decreased size of their breast or due to the lost shape after delivery, aging or weight loss program. Due to the advanced technology and science doctors became more competent to perform the cosmetic surgery. There are different methods for augmenting the breast and one among them is saline breast implantation.

Saline Breast Implantation

For saline breast implantation a silicon elastomer shell is filled with sterile saline solution. This saline solution is almost similar to that of other body fluids and is filled at the time of surgery. For filling the solution there will be a valve on the shell. Breast implant shells are available in varying size, shape and texture so that you can choose the one that suits you the best.

Determining the Size of the Breast

Most of the women face problem in determining the size of the breast. Hence talk to your doctor about your expectations about the enlarged breast and he will help you to choose the one that is most suitable for your structure and tissues. The available saline implant sizes ranges from 120 cc to 960 cc.

If you want large breast size then you need to insert the large breast implants. In order to accommodate this large breast implant you need enough breast tissues. Otherwise the edges of the breast implant become visible through your breast skin once the surgery is over. There are also risks for breast implants to come out of the skin and you may also have surgical complication due to this increased size. If the size of breast implant is too much as compared to your tissues then the gravitational force may cause the breast to droop prematurely.

How to Implant Breast

Infra-mammary  Method

Here the doctor will make an incision just below the breast and implant the breast. This method will hide the scars and hence is widely accepted.

Trans-axillary Method

Here the incision will be made on the armpit and it won’t make any scar on the breast. This can be done with the help of an endoscope.

Trans- abdominoplasty

Here the implantation is done through the abdomen and here the patient need to undergo an abdominoplasty operation.


The incision is made on the area close to the areolar region and then implant the breast.

If in case the saline implant burst open then the saline solution will be absorbed by the body and it won’t cause any problems to your health.