Preventing postoperative noise in saline breast implants

B. L. Eppley, J. L. Baker, J. M. Kenkel

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Abstract

The occurrence of postoperative noise in saline breast implants is caused by inadvertent retention or injection of air during filling at the time of implantation. A volume of air as small as 2 cc in most breast implant sizes can result in this phenomenon. A simple method of prefilling and aspiration of saline before implantation can completely eliminate the possibility of its postoperative occurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1979-1982
Number of pages4
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume103
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 9 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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