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Saline Implant Success Rates

Individuals considering breast implants often ask about the durability of the saline implant.  These devices are not “lifetime devices” and though you may possibly never have a problem regarding the use of your implants, the average expectancy for failure of a device is around 10 to 15 years.

Studies indicate that problems for these saline devices occur at a rate of around a 1% increase in possible failure per year of wear.

Deflation is when a saline implant leaks and the fluid is absorbed by the body.  Unlike gel implants, deflation in saline is quite apparent.  If this were ever to occur you should schedule an appointment immediately, but should know you are not in danger.  This rarely happens and may never happen over the course of the of the breast enhancement device.

Because saline is a non-harmful solution that is readily absorbed by the body, the FDA does not specifically suggest regularly schedule MRIs for saline as opposed to gel.  MRIs should, however, be considered a part of any woman’s yearly physical check-up over the age of 30 and beyond—especially those at risk.  Overall, an excellent breast augmentation device, but ultimately up to the decision you make with your doctor.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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