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Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999 Jun;103(7):1979-81; discussion 1982.

Preventing postoperative noise in saline breast implants.

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Division of Plastic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis 46202, USA.


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.

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