Have you heard of the “Ideal Implant”? It’s a new breast implant used in breast augmentation surgeries that can provide a natural look and feel without the concerns associated with silicone implants.
Silicone and Saline Options
- Saline implants are typically known for having less of a natural look and feel than a silicone implant. They are also less expensive than silicone implants. A woman who is looking for larger breasts but wants a smaller incision will consider saline implants. Because of the shape of the implant and consistency of the saline, these implants can have a water balloon feel.
- A silicone implant, on the other hand, is closer to a natural breast in appearance and touch. The silicone gel implants are FDA approved, but if ruptured, the implant and all leaked gel must be removed from the body. Unlike saline implants that visibly deflate when there is a leak, the FDA has advised women with silicone gel implants to get an MRI three years after the original surgery and then every other year after that to check for visually-undetectable leaks.
The New Ideal Implant
The Ideal Implant® combines the best of both these worlds by providing a silicone look and feel with the safety of saline. The material in the Ideal Implant® has improved strength, meaning it ruptures less often than other implants and holds its form better than other implants. It also requires a smaller incision for insertion and is easy to remove if needed.
How Does it Work?
A conventional saline implant has no structure, leaving the saline to move freely like a water balloon. The Ideal Implant® is filled with the same saline, but has a layered structure of multiple pockets to give it a natural structure and movement. These layers protect the breast augmentation from wrinkling or collapsing.
Find out more about the Ideal Implant® by visiting Dr. Jane Rowley for a no-obligation consultation. Dr. Rowley is the only board-certified surgeon in Lubbock who offers breast augmentation with the Ideal implant® option. Learn more at rowleyplasticsurgery.com