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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. beppley@iupui.edu

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.

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PMID:
10359263
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