Breast implant manufacturers Inamed Aesthetics and Mentor Corporation were asked by the FDA to conduct research on saline breast implant complications occurring in breast augmentation and reconstruction patients.
Here are the Top 10 issues after 5 years.
9% Implant is in a bad position.
10% Loss of nipple sensation.
10% Intense, painful nipple sensation.
12% Asymmetry. (breasts look different from each other)
12% Implant can be felt or seen.
12% Implant replacement / removal for any reason.
11% Capsular contracture. (hardening of breast)
14% Wrinkled appearance of breast.
17% Breast Pain.
26% Needed another operation.
Prospective studies of saline-filled breast implants approved by FDA in May 2000 showed re-operation rates of 13-21% at 3 years and 20-26% at 5 years for augmentation patients. The same studies showed re-operation rates of 39-40% at 3 years and 43-45% at 5 years for reconstruction patients.
Implant Removal Rates
Prospective studies of saline-filled breast implants approved by FDA in May 2000 showed implant removal rates of 8% at 3 years and 12-14% at 5 years for augmentation patients. The same studies showed implant removal rates of 23-27% at 3 years and 28-30% at 5 years for reconstruction patients.
What is a Saline Breast Implant?
A saline breast implant is a sac (implant shell) made of silicone elastomer (rubber), which is surgically implanted under your chest tissues and/or muscle, and then filled with saline, a saltwater solution, through a valve. They were approved by the FDA in May 2000.
What about Cosmetic Surgery in Canada?
Cosmetic surgery can be done in all major canadian cities. Here are a list of major cities where you can find a private clinic or cosmetic surgeon in Canada.
- Toronto Cosmetic Clinics
- Montreal Cosmetic Clinics
- Vancouver Cosmetic Clinics
- Calgary Cosmetic Clinics