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Can Mold Develop in Saline Breast Implants?

I was catching up on plastic surgery news and came across this very well worded article that provides some excellent practical guidelines for breast implants.

Have a read because Dr Saia hit the nail on the head when it comes to those wanting to make you think breast implants are wildly dangerous for you.

To Your Health,

Dr Sinclair 

Reader Question: Mold in Saline Breast Implants?

Reader Question: Mold in Saline Breast Implants?

June 29th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

I read online a woman telling about how her saline breast implants got mold and she had terrible problems. Does this happen very often?

A few years ago I put up a YouTube video of my experience with silicone gel breast implants. Now every six months to a year somebody posts a comment about how saline implants are just as dangerous. A frequent portion of that response is a statement about a moldy saline implant. My response is and always has been, if saline implants are so often affected by mold, then why have I never seen it?

I have been implanting (and at times removing) breast implants for over 15 years. You would think if something was a dangerous and common phenomenon that I would be seeing it. I haven’t. Not even once.

A saline implant when left on a table outside of your body can develop mold, but this doesn’seem to happen inside patients. The difference is probably that when implants are properly placed inside a woman’s breasts, her immune system helps protect them from such problems.

Breast implants have risks, but these risks can be minimized by making good choices….choose good surgical talent and facilities, don’t go too large, put your implants under good soft tissue coverage and stay with saline over silicone implants in most cases.

Understand that there are special interest groups of sorts online that want everyone to believe breast implants are dangerous. These groups exaggerate and fabricate on a regular basis to support that belief.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD


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