If you’re considering breast augmentation with Dr. Saltz, it’s likely you’ve been doing lots of research, especially while you were trapped at home doing jigsaw puzzles and watching every single show on Netflix for a couple months! Then you’ve probably read that most people believe silicone implants feel more natural than saline implants.
But many women are unsure about silicone implants. They’re afraid of what is known as a “silent rupture,” where the implant ruptures, but the person has no idea. This unease has only increased with the incidence of anaplastic large cell lymphoma recently associated with textured implants (see our April blog), even though the incidence is still very rare and no link has been directly attributed. Plus, the recall is for a single brand of textured implant; it is not a saline vs. silicone issue.
Saline implants are the other option, but, as mentioned above, traditional saline implants are not considered to feel as natural as silicone implants. Plus, they can be prone to wrinkling.
Dr. Saltz wants his patients to always have as much information as possible about any cosmetic surgery they are considering. To that end, he wants his patients to include the Ideal Implant when they’re doing their research for potential breast augmentation. The Ideal Implant is a saline implant, but it is manufactured in a completely different manner, so that these implants feel natural, yet there is no silicone exposure during a rupture.
Ideal Implants merit your consideration
Ideal Implants are unknown to many women. They know silicone, and they know saline. They even know about gummy bear implants. The Ideal Implant? Not so much. But they’re worth a look.
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 the U.S. in 2014.
Saline that feels natural
The downside to saline implants has been twofold: unnatural feel and a higher possibility of the implant wrinkling. To address the feel, 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, which is thought to be the main cause of saline implant rupture and deflation.
As for wrinkling, the design, with two separate chambers of saline solution, mitigates that. Plus, to eliminate the possibility of seeing the implant edge, the edges have been lowered for a more natural contouring to the chest wall.
Stringent manufacturing processes
The Ideal Implant is called a “structured breast implant,” and the design is unique to the aesthetic industry. 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
Dr. Saltz wants his patients to consider all of their options prior to a cosmetic surgery. With augmentation, one of those options is the Ideal Implant. We think you should include it in your research. To schedule a consultation, please our Salt Lake City office, (801) 274-9500, or our Park City office, (435) 655-6612.