It’s a busy time of year in our office as women from Westport and Fairfield, CT and beyond seek us out for consultations on the ideal aesthetic surgery to get before warmer weather, skimpier clothes and bathing suits start to appear (I can’t WAIT for those Spring buds and longer, warmer days to appear myself!!) Women are often surprised to hear me tell them that it’s not too late to consider breast augmentation surgery in April, May, and even June. The truth is that downtime is relatively minimal with this procedure, and you can get into a bathing suit with the lifted, youthful and plump breasts you’ve always dreamed of without anyone knowing.
Because I know that breast implant surgery is very high on my patients’ wish lists, I thought I’d take some time to explain the four main reasons why I continue to recommend the IDEAL IMPLANT.
My patients and I are so impressed with the safety profile of these implants that I’d estimate women choose them in 99% of my breast implant surgeries. The IDEAL IMPLANT has a double wall shell that is filled with saline, a safe substance that can be absorbed by your body if leaked, not gel. The risk of rupture with IDEAL, however, is very low –about 2.1% compared to the 7-13% of other implants. Unlike gel implants, IDEAL ones can’t “silently rupture.” And, replacement of an IDEAL IMPLANT is a straight forward procedure.
In addition, IDEAL rates of capsular contracture are lower than any other implant on the market today. Capsule contracture is the formation of scar tissue around a breast implant which causes the implant to become misshapen and hard. It occurs more often with gel implants and must be addressed surgically – at the patient’s own expense.
Many women ask me if the IDEAL IMPLANT, clearly designed “safety first,” can offer the same natural look and feel of other implants, gel or otherwise and I enthusiastically tell them “yes!!” The look is very natural and because of their double-walled structure they have a great feel and natural shape to them that ages well. I’ve had my implants for more than 15 years and plan to keep them for many more, so I appreciate a product that has what it takes to go the long haul. This is an investment in your body and future! Another great feature is that I’m able to adjust the fill volume on each side to maximize symmetry when required.
Here’s something you may not know: Ideal implants are offered at an affordable price despite all of their innovation and safety: just $750 per implant, a bit more than saline but quite a lot less than gel.
The piéce de résistance of these innovative implants is that they offer an outstanding warranty which covers any potential issues that could arise. See the full details on our IDEAL page here. The folks at IDEAL clearly want to change the landscape of breast augmentation by offering the highest levels of safety and aesthetics and I’m proud to be one of their IDEAL Premier Surgeons!
I’ll close with my quick “hit list” on why these implants are the best I’ve found:
IDEAL IMPLANT Clinical Advantages
- Structured Saline implant that feels like gel
- Lowest capsule contracture rate on the market
- Higher rupture strength; lowest leak rate on the market
- Smaller incision
- Easy to remove
IDEAL IMPLANT Filler Advantages
- Only saline inside for peace of mind
- Safety of saline: same physiologic concentration of our body’s saline
- Saline is harmlessly absorbed by the body
- Look in the mirror and know implants are intact: no MRI needed
IDEAL IMPLANT Rupture Advantages*
- No risk of silicone gel in tissues
- No MRI scans needed to detect ruptures
- No silent ruptures
- All aspects of replacement for a simple leak are covered under warranty