During our consultations for breast augmentation at Elite Plastic Surgery we sometimes find that patients have mixed feelings about their options. Some feel as if they have an unwelcome decision to make when choosing the type of breast implants for their augmentation. They’ve heard that the feel of silicone implants is more akin to that of natural breast tissue, but they worry about silent rupture. When a silicone implant ruptures, there is no way to know, except through an MRI. These women would rather have saline implants, but don’t like the potential wrinkles and creases, and unnatural feel of saline implants.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons don’t believe you have to settle for silicone implants if you’re worried about rupture. There is a great alternative — Ideal Implants. These implants are made with a unique method that gives them a natural feel and youthful look, without using silicone gel. Ideal Implants have undergone 10 years of development, testing, and refinement and were approved by the FDA in 2014. We think our patients from Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas should add Ideal Implants to their research when considering breast augmentation.
Saline that feels natural
The Ideal Implant was designed for women who want a natural look and feel but don’t want silicone. The innovative design is the key. A series of implant shells are nested together and two separate chambers hold the saline solution. The unique internal structure controls movement of the saline for a more natural feel, while reducing folding and wrinkles, which is thought to be the main cause of saline implant rupture and deflation. On the outside of these implants the edges have been lowered for a more natural contouring to the chest wall.
Proven materials. Stringent manufacturing processes.
The Ideal Implant is a structured breast implant whose design is unique. It is made from safe and proven breast implant materials, and they contain no silicone gel or new untested materials. The Ideal Implant is made using advanced robotics to achieve greater product consistency.
The advantages of the Ideal Implant
No woman likes the nagging concern of the possible rupture of a silicone implant. The Ideal Implant offers many of the benefits of saline and silicone gel implants without some of the drawbacks:
- Youthful shape and natural feel
- Filled with saline that is safely absorbed by the body if rupture occurs
- No sticky silicone gel from ruptured implants in surrounding tissues
- No silent rupture — you’ll know if your implants are intact
- Lower rupture rate and higher rupture strength
- Requires a smaller incision than silicone gel implants
- No costly MRIs needed to detect silicone gel rupture
- Smooth surface
At Elite, we believe Ideal Implants can be a great option for our patients. If you want to do some research on your own, click the Ideal website, or call us at Elite Plastic Surgery, (616) 459-1907, and set up a consultation.