How do I know if my breast implant is leaking and needs to be replaced?
If a saline breast implant ruptures, the implant usually deflates within hours or days. With a silicone implant, a hole or tear in the implant shell may be less noticeable and could go undetected for some time. Imaging, such as an MRI, can help your doctor determine if a leak has developed in a silicone breast implant.
Why change from saline to silicone implants?
Some women with less natural breast volume may prefer silicone implants to minimize the risk of rippling.