Breast Implants, Saline-Filled
Definition : Breast implants that are either prefilled or filled during surgery with saline solution. These implants typically consist of a single-lumen outer shell (e.g., silicone elastomer), saline solution as filler, and a patch to seal the shell once filled. The implants may be either prefilled or filled during surgery through a valve with a fixed volume of saline; some implants that are filled during surgery may allow adjustment of the saline content after implantation. Saline breast implants are intended for breast reconstruction and/or augmentation.
Entry Terms : "Saline-Filled Mammary Implants" , "Prostheses, Mammary, Internal, Inflatable"
UMDC code : 23844