Breast Implant Saline Deflation

Saline implants are a reliable way for patients to achieve a larger breast volume via breast augmentation. However, they may not always want the same results, or they may encounter complications that require addressing. Our procedure for saline deflation in Beverly Hills allows patients to address a range of concerns with saline implants, from reducing their volume to entirely removing them. Contact our office today to learn more and start with a one-on-one consultation with premier cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Gabbay.

What Is Saline Deflation?

Saline deflation is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to reduce the size of saline implants. The saline inside the implant is drained and then replaced with a saline solution or saline-filled bag containing a smaller amount of saline. This causes the saline implant to become smaller and less prominent. The extent of deflation varies and depends on the patient’s needs and goals, with some patients needing only mild adjustments. For other patients, the implants may be fully drained in order to remove or replace them.

Benefits of Saline Deflation

Saline deflation offers patients the chance to reduce their saline implant size without the need for additional surgery. This is especially beneficial if the patient no longer desires an overly large saline implant, and wants a more natural-looking result instead. However, it can also address concerns with rippling, position change, or rupture/leakage. The goal is to ultimately provide patients with results that improve comfort and aesthetics according to their needs.
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Is Saline Deflation the Right Choice for Me?

The saline deflation procedure is ideal for patients who want to reduce the size of their saline implants, and may wish to replace them altogether. However, we must evaluate every factor of your case to ensure this is the right option for you. We look at factors such as the age of the implants, their current status, any issues with the implants, and more. It is important that you speak with your cosmetic surgeon in Beverly Hills to determine if saline deflation is the right choice for you and your desired results. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to provide a thorough exam and consultation to help you determine the best path of action.

What Is the Procedure Like?

The saline deflation procedure is typically done under local anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes. During the procedure, saline from the existing saline breast implant will be drained and replaced with a saline solution or saline-filled bag containing a smaller amount of saline. However, the procedure can vary, depending on if the patient wants to entirely remove their implants or replace them.

At Dr. Gabbay’s Beverly Hills practice, the saline deflation procedure is performed with precision and care to help patients achieve the results they need and want.

Recovering from the Procedure

After the saline deflation procedure, you should expect to experience some soreness and bruising for a few days. You may also have swelling in the area of the saline implant for several weeks. You will be provided with specific post-treatment instructions from your surgeon regarding activity restrictions, medications, and any special follow-up care that is needed.

Saline Deflation Results

Once the saline deflation procedure is complete, patients can enjoy an immediate reduction in saline implant size, though patients will need to wait for swelling to go away before they see the final change in volume. The final results will vary depending on the amount of saline removed and replaced. It is important to keep in mind that saline deflation does not guarantee perfect symmetry as there may be some shifting of the saline breast implant over time, but this should be minimal in most cases.

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Reconstruction or Replacement

Depending on the extent of deflation, patients may want to undergo breast reconstruction or replace the implant. We work closely with you to understand your complete goals ahead of your procedure, developing a plan that will result in aesthetically pleasing breasts that are both comfortable and healthy.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in saline deflation to reduce the size of your saline implants or address implant issues, please contact Dr. Gabbay’s Beverly Hills practice today. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have before scheduling a consultation with Dr. Gabbay to discuss your procedure options. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired aesthetic results and love your personal aesthetic!
At Gabbay Plastic Surgery, our team is prepared to help you feel radiant and confident. Call us today at (310) 205-9500 to schedule your appointment or to learn more about how we can help!
Gabbay Plastic Surgery
465 N. Roxbury DriveSuite 1001
Beverly Hills, CA 90210