William E. LoVerme, M.D.
I have had saline implants for 11 years. I believe there is about 30 cc-50cc room in them. Is there such a procedure where they can just be filled all the way? And is it even worth getting?
Saline implants have the propensity to leak when they get old. I tell my patients they have an average lifespan of about ten years. If theses were new implants and were filled filled to less than the upper range of normal then it wold be possible to fill them up more. However, this is a surgical procedure. When the implants are over ten years old, and you need a surgical anyway, it certainly seems to make sense to have new implants placed. 30 to 50 cc will only increase your cup size by about 1/4 cup. If you are doing this for a size increase (rather than to get rid of rippling) you would probably need a new larger implant anyway. At that point you could also consider the newer silicone implants which in my estimation feel much more natural.