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Breast Implant Deflation

Breast implant deflation is a phenomenon that can occur after breast augmentation, particularly with saline-filled implants. Although this situation is relatively rare, it can nevertheless cause discomfort and aesthetic dissatisfaction for those who experience it.

Causes of breast implant deflation

Several factors can contribute to breast implant deflation. A damaged or punctured implant shell due to trauma, manufacturing defects or natural wear over a long period can cause saline fluid to leak out, leading to implant deflation. The age of the implant is also a considerable factor ; beyond a decade, the risk of deflation increases significantly. Post-operative vigilance and regular visits to a plastic surgeon can help to quickly identify and rectify any problems that arise over time.

Replacing a deflated breast implant

Replacing a deflated implant is a standard procedure for restoring breast fullness and shape. The procedure involves removing the deflated implant and replacing it with a new one, either saline or silicone, depending on the patient’s choice and medical recommendations.

At The Ottawa Clinic, we value the need for a well-informed and safe procedure, especially when it comes to replacement of deflated breast implants. Our reputation as a center of excellence in plastic surgery enables us to attract a clientele seeking expertise, professionalism and high-quality aesthetic results.

During your initial consultation, our plastic surgeon will take the time to explain the implant replacement process in detail. This will include the options available regarding implant type, possible surgical techniques, as well as what you can expect before, during and after the operation. Our aim is to ensure that all your questions and concerns are fully addressed, allowing you to approach the procedure with confidence and peace of mind.

Our commitment to excellence is also reflected in our adoption of modern technologies and proven surgical techniques. The combination of surgical expertise and state-of-the-art equipment enables precise and safe replacement of breast implants, ensuring rapid recovery and aesthetically satisfying results. Procedures are carried out in a sterile, comfortable environment, with a dedicated medical team looking after your well-being throughout.

After the operation, we continue to provide you with meticulous follow-up to monitor your recovery, and we remain at your disposal to answer any post-operative questions you may have.

The breast implant guarantee

Breast implant manufacturers often provide a warranty that can cover a period of up to 10 years, or even longer in some cases. This warranty can cover a variety of scenarios, including implant deflation or rupture, giving patients peace of mind.

During your consultation, our plastic surgeons and dedicated staff will help you navigate the terms of the warranty, to determine the extent of coverage in the event of deflation of your implants. It’s crucial to bring all relevant information and documentation relating to your previous breast augmentation to your consultation at The Ottawa Clinic. This information will not only help assess warranty coverage, but will also provide our surgeons with a complete view of your medical and surgical history, enabling them to plan the best approach to rectifying implant deflation.

In the event that the warranty covers implant replacement, we will guide you through the necessary steps to assert this warranty with the manufacturer. If the warranty has expired or does not cover the full cost, we will discuss the options available to ensure a successful and satisfying surgery.

At The Ottawa Clinic, our goal is to provide you with comprehensive support and solutions tailored to your needs. Do not hesitate to contact us !