Wavy breast implants - is it possible somehow to check what i have inside?

Wavy breast implants - is it possible somehow to check what i have inside?

hrvatica  |  visitor
I did my breast augmentation back in 2013, I started noticing “waves” a year ago around my implants. I can feel it when i touch them, i lost certificate of implants but I remember they were brand called Mentor. Im not sure if it’s silicone or saline. My question is: Is it possible somehow to check what i have inside, or it's only possible to know if i remove them? Thank you in advance
Dr. med. Paul J. Edelmann  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Frankfurt am Main
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1. Your Plastic Surgeon got your records and she/he will let you know if you got silicone or saline.
2. By means of a chest x-ray you can determ if your implants are silicone or saline.

Best regards,

Dr. med. Paul J. Edelmann.
Caraps MEDLine  |  Premium member  |  Tbilisi
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Hi dear,
You can try to do ultrasound, professional experienced doctor will be able to identify whether there is silicone or saline. Or MRI can tell you consistence of implants.
Dr. Lucian Popa MD PhD  |  Premium member  |  Chirurgia Estetica  |  Iasi
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To check your implants and appreciate their actual status, you can demand an ultrasound exam, made by a experienced doctor. In my opinion, this exam must be made every year. Also, contact your surgeon for implant details and interpretation of the actual situation.
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore
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Hi, the waves or rippling effect can be due to initial stages of contracture. You can have x-rays, ultrasound from an experienced ultrasound specialist to check whether you have saline or silicone implants. The other simple method is " Running". While jogging, you will feel the sound and gush of water moving inside your implants, going up and down and you can at times hear it also. These are "saline implants". If you dont feel any such thing, then you have silicone gel filled implants, and breasts are actually more heavy with silicone gel filled implants. You should in any case get the ultimate confirmation from your surgeon, who inserted the implants, regarding the type, size and shape of implants.
Waves or Ripples are most probably seen when implants are inserted behind the breasts. Our plastic surgeon, Dr.H.A.Khawaja, developed the " NO CUT PECTORAL TECHNIQUE", whereby implants are inserted behind the pectoral muscles, without cutting these muscles, in local anesthesia. The procedure takes around 1 hour in local anesthesia and is walk in walk out surgery. There is no bleeding and chances of contracture are low, Your stitches are absorbable and you do not need to come back for stitch removal. You can read details on our facebook page CSSC international + and on our facebook profile Cosm Surg.

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