Ask Dr. Kerner About Silicone Implants and the New IDEAL IMPLANT®

by | Jan 4, 2021 | Plastic Surgeon Feature

Just outside of Dallas, in Plano, TX, you’ll find the professional and welcoming office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Kerner. With her proficiency, skillset, and compassionate bedside manner, Dr. Kerner is highly qualified to give her patients the plastic surgery results they want. Dr. Kerner has served the Dallas community for over 30 years, specializing in cosmetic surgery, including breast surgery with saline and silicone implants, liposuction, facial surgery, and other cosmetic procedures. Patients appreciate Dr. Kerner’s attention to detail and her ability to make them feel comfortable and listened to. Dr. Kerner is recognized as an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon due to her extensive expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants, the latest technology in breast augmentation surgery.

Experience and Education

Dr. Kerner is a native to the Dallas area and obtained years of schooling and practice that she has used to perfect her craft. Following her cum laude graduation from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Dr. Kerner attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She then went on to complete her general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals. Her plastic surgery residency was done at Wayne State University Medical Center in Detroit. Dr. Kerner began her private practice in Dallas over 30 years ago in 1987.

Dr. Kerner is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Dallas County Medical Society. She is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kerner served as president for the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons and also served as president of the Medical Staff at Texas Health Presbyterian of Plano Hospital.

Dr. Kerner was voted Best Plastic Surgeon in the 1998, 2002, 2003, and 2004 Scripps Community Newspaper’s Readers’ Choice for Collin County. She also received a Patients’ Choice Award from the years 2010-2014, and the Patient’s Choice 5th Anniversary Award in 2014. She was recognized with the Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2012 and 2013, On-Time Doctor Award in 2014, and a Top 10 Plano Doctor Award in 2014. Dr. Kerner was named one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas in 2014 and Best Doctors in Collin County in 2016. She has also participated in medical/surgical missions to Honduras and Uganda.

Your Consultation: Discussing Saline, Structured and Silicone Implants

Many women who want to increase their breast volume visit Dr. Kerner and choose to have a breast augmentation. Breast augmentation continues to be the top plastic surgery procedure in the United States, with just under 300,000 procedures performed in 2019. Dr. Kerner is an expert in breast augmentation, and helps her patients realize their optimal breast size by reviewing their goals and expectations during a personal, private consultation. 

It’s important to schedule a consultation so you can go over all your options for augmentation. Dr. Kerner is a strong believer in patient education, and wants you to go into your surgery with the proper knowledge so you can make informed decisions that are right for you. During your appointment, Dr. Kerner will discuss the three different types of implants on the market today: silicone gel breast implants, unstructured saline breast implants, and the new structured \ breast implant:The IDEAL IMPLANT. Dr. Kerner will talk to you about the benefits and compromises of each of these types of implants, and help you determine which breast implant option is right for you. She’ll take measurements and pictures, and talk to you about finding a sizer bra for your breast augmentation. You can expect your consultation to take anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour as she goes over the procedure in step-by-step detail.

Why Some Women Choose the IDEAL IMPLANT 

The IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by the FDA in 2014, so it is still relatively new to a lot of patients, and not everyone has heard about its unique properties. Developed by a plastic surgeon, it addresses many women’s concerns, especially those regarding silent rupture. Silicone implants are the only type of implant to silently rupture, as saline-filled implants deflate when  a leak is present and the saline is harmlessly absorbed by the body. When a silicone gel-filled breast implant ruptures, sticky silicone gel can ooze out of the implant and get into the surrounding body tissues making removal difficult. Silent ruptures can go undetected for weeks, months or even years, and there is no way to tell they are ruptured without an MRI or ultrasound scan. 

In a 2017 Independent Survey, “Women’s Preferences in Breast Implants,” 89% of women (91% of nurses) said that they would be less likely to choose a silicone implant after learning that the FDA recommends regular MRI or ultrasound scans to check for silent rupture with silicone gel implants.

The IDEAL IMPLANT is filled only with saline, and carries a lower rate of both rupture and capsule contracture when compared to silicone gel breast implants for primary augmentation. If you develop a rupture in your IDEAL IMPLANT, you will know by a quick glance in the mirror, Dr. Kerner says.

“The IDEAL IMPLANT is a new type of  breast implant that combines the safety of saline with the natural look and feel of silicone. Created with multiple internal compartments within the outer shell, the implant allows the saline to flow and distribute internally throughout the implant, creating a natural appearance and feel. The IDEAL IMPLANT is called a ‘structured implant,’ due to its internal compartments, and it maintains the safety that saline implants are known for.”

Patients are highly satisfied with the IDEAL IMPLANT, and more women are asking for it now over other options. In the July 2018 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, after 6 years, “Patient satisfaction was 89.7 percent for primary and 91.6 percent for replacement augmentations; surgeon satisfaction was 92.6 percent for primary and 94.0 percent for replacement augmentation.” Patients and surgeons alike are thrilled with the beautiful results they can get with this new breast implant technology.

Choose Dr. Kerner for Your Cosmetic Surgery

In the hands of the exceptional Dr. Kerner, you can get the look and feel of silicone implants without the worry of silent rupture. 

“Dr. Kerner is a very experienced, talented and skilled surgeon. I appreciate her spending time with me while I addressed my concerns. Office staff is friendly, helpful and punctual. It is always a pleasant experience in their office. I am very happy with the outcome of my treatment provided by this fantastic group of healthcare workers!!” –Facebook Review from Ashley Taber 

Considering breast implants in Plano, TX? Contact Dr. Kerner today to discuss your options. Simply call (972) 981-7144 or visit Dr. Kerner’s office is located at 6130 West Parker Road, Suite 110, Plano, TX 75093. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.