Breast Implant Surgery Education Center: Finding the Ideal Implants for You

Picking the Ideal Implants For You

Before making an appointment with your plastic surgeon to discuss a breast augmentation, educate yourself on the three different types of implants, risks, complications, and what to expect during surgery. Picking breast implants is a decision that will have a lasting impact on your lifestyle and your confidence. Thoroughly researching breast implants before you see a surgeon will allow you to ask the right questions and make informed decisions which will lead to a better outcome physically, mentally, and emotionally. Visiting our Breast Implant Education Center is a great step to getting your breast implant surgery questions answered.

A Brief History of Breast Implants

Like many devices in the history of medicine, the road to developing the ideal implants for women has been rocky. Before modern-day implants, doctors were injecting women with a variety of materials including goat’s milk, ground rubber, and silk fabric. According to researchers Walter Peters and Victor Fornasier, paraffin injections and liquid silicone injections have been among the most popular choices from the 1890s up until modern implants began to be used in the 1960s. However, they caused many issues in unsuspecting patients ranging from painful lumps to death. Injections often traveled to other parts of the body such as the abdomen or armpits. One of the important facts to note in this history is the lack of regulation before the 1970s. In the US, Congress passed the Medical Device Amendment in 1976 which opened the door for regulators to ensure devices such as breast implants were tested and approved for safety before being placed on the market. To learn more about this history of breast implants read our post on the subject.

The Three Types of Modern Breast Implants

The breast implants you will encounter at your board-certified surgeon’s office are no longer injectables or hazardous substances but properly tested medical grade devices. Here is a brief overview of the three types of breast implants you should consider before your breast implant surgery.

  • Silicone Gel: the FDA approved silicone gel implants in 2006 after a lengthy testing and approval process. Silicone gel filled implants are comprised of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. The gel inside is thick, sometimes giving these implants the nickname “gummy-bear” implants. Many women love the look and feel of these implants, and they have enjoyed popularity. However, a recent survey found that women do have concerns about the possibility of the implant rupturing without their knowledge, known as a “silent rupture.”  While the silicone gel implant is safe when intact, the FDA does recommend removing a ruptured silicone gel implant including the shell and any leaked silicone, so it does not become misshapen, cause discomfort, or migrate. However, the only way to detect a silent rupture is with an MRI, which is why the FDA also recommends women with silicone gel implants get an MRI at three years post-op, then every two years for the life of the implant.
  • Saline: saline breast implants have a silicone shell filled with sterilized salt water (saline).  These implants were the only implants approved by the FDA between 1992 and 2006. Women enjoy the peace of mind that comes with saline breast implants because the body naturally absorbs saline in the case of a rupture. There is no need for repeated MRIs as a rupture will be immediately evident, and nothing will migrate and need to be removed like silicone gel. However, because saline is less dense than breast tissue, these implants tend to look and feel unnatural and can cause ripples under the skin.
  • The IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant: the FDA approved the new technology found in the IDEAL IMPLANT after years of research, testing, and clinical trials. It was developed by a plastic surgeon to address the compromises women feel they have to make when choosing between saline implants and silicone gel implants for their breast implant surgery. The IDEAL IMPLANT is a saline filled implant with an outer silicone shell and a baffle structure inside that controls the flow of saline. The result is an implant that has structure and stability, fewer ripples, a natural look, a natural feel and peace of mind.

What Complications and Risks Should You Know About?

According to the FDA, the most common complications with breast augmentations are implant rupture, capsular contracture, reoperation, and removal. Reoperation and removal can occur due to a variety of reasons such as rupture or dissatisfaction with results. Removal may or may not be followed by replacement. It is important to note that breast augmentation is surgery and comes with the same risks and complications that occur with any other surgery. Your doctor can further explain risks and complications you should be aware of, including infection and problems with anesthesia. Different implant types and brands have their own statistics on the rate and risk of reoperation, removal, rupture, and capsular contracture. Choosing an implant with statistically lower risks means a decreased chance of complications that can lead to discomfort and removal. Read below for more information about implant rupture and capsular contracture, including important statistics.

Implant Rupture

An implant rupture is when the outer shell of an implant tears. With saline implants, this causes deflation as the saline flows out and is naturally absorbed by surrounding tissue. A rupture in a saline implant is immediately detectable because of total deflation. With the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, a rupture is still easily detectable, but the structured layers and two lumens inside mean the deflation will not be total. In silicone gel filled implants, the silicone gel may stay close to the tear or stick to the surrounding tissues. To remove ruptured implants the surgeon must remove the shell, and in the case of silicone gel implants, the surgeon must also remove any silicone gel stuck to the tissues. Removal surgery for silicone gel implants that have ruptured or had capsular contracture may include a capsulectomy, where the surgeon removes the thickened scar tissue surrounding the breast implant. To confirm a tear or hole in a silicone gel filled implant, your doctor will order an MRI. Some women with silicone gel implants may have had a tear or hole for several years without knowing it, which is why the FDA recommends regular MRIs for these women. The FDA recommends removal of all types of implants that have torn, even if the implant is not causing symptoms. See the table below for the rupture risk of some of the top silicone gel brands and the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.

Brand Name Rupture Risk for Primary Augmentation*
Allergan gel

Mentor gel

Sientra gel

IDEAL IMPLANT

7.4%

3.4%

5.4%

1.8%

*FDA Core clinical trial results for primary augmentation; 7-year for IDEAL IMPLANT and Allergan; 6-year for Mentor and Sientra since 7-year results not published.

Capsular Contracture

According to the FDA, capsular contracture is “the hardening of the breast area around the implant. It can occur in the tissue surrounding one or both implants. This hardening causes the tissue to tighten, which can be painful.” Capsular contracture can happen any time after your breast implant surgery. In many cases, your doctor will recommend removal and replacement. See the table below for the capsular contracture risk of some of the top silicone gel brands and the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.

 

Brand Name Capsular Contracture Risk for Primary Augmentation*
Allergan gel

Mentor gel

Sientra gel

IDEAL IMPLANT

16.2%

9.8%

10.0%

6.3%

*FDA Core clinical trial results for primary augmentation; 7-year for IDEAL IMPLANT and Allergan; 6-year for Mentor and Sientra since 7-year results not published.

To read more about implant types and common complications visit this post.

What Will Breast Implant Surgery Entail?

Before your surgery, gather information on what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. Knowing what will happen to your body will allow you to prepare mentally, physically, and emotionally, leading to a better outcome.

Before Surgery

Before your surgery, you will meet with a surgeon and choose the ideal implants for your body, desired results, and lifestyle. If you desire a natural look and natural feel, your doctor will most likely recommend the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, or a silicone gel filled implant. If you are concerned about the cost or hassle of repeated MRIs, or you feel uncomfortable with silicone gel, make sure your doctor offers the IDEAL IMPLANT so you can choose a saline-filled implant with a natural look and natural feel. Your surgeon should talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you have. If your surgeon ever makes you feel uncomfortable or refuses to answer important questions, consider looking for a new surgeon. For more information on finding the right surgeon read our post here.  

During Surgery

Breast implant surgery typically takes a few hours and, as long as there are no complications, you should be able to go home the same day. During the operation, you will be put under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Your surgeon will make one of the following incisions to place the breast implant:

  • Inframammary – under the breast fold
  • Transaxillary – under the arm
  • Periareolar – around the nipple

Silicone gel filled implants are pre-filled to a predetermined size. Saline implants are placed and then filled by the surgeon with the desired amount of saline. Because they are not pre-filled, the IDEAL IMPLANT, can fit through a smaller incision site. Your surgeon will place the implants either below the chest wall muscles (submuscular) or above them (subglandular). Your surgeon will then close the incision with tape, stitches, or glue.

Post-Op

Breast implant surgery typically does not require an overnight stay at the surgery center or hospital. Be sure you have a friend or family member available to bring you home, which should be an hour or so after surgery. Your breasts will be wrapped with gauze and a bandage or support bra. It is important to follow all your surgeon’s post-op instructions for the best possible outcome. Wear your support bra and rest for as long as your surgeon recommends, take any medication prescribed, and be aware of the signs of infection. Call your doctor immediately if you have any concerns, or visit the ER if you believe it is an emergency. After the first week, the worst of the pain should be gone, but swelling and soreness will remain for a few weeks. Following your surgeon’s instructions for limiting activities, exercising, and follow-up visits will ensure you end up with the ideal implants for years to come.

To learn more about what to expect from a breast augmentation visit this page.

How to Choose a Doctor

How do you know you’re choosing an experienced, compassionate surgeon who will help you through this process? Asking the right questions during your initial consultation will help you determine if a plastic surgeon is the right one for you. Your breast augmentation is a decision that will affect you physically, emotionally, and mentally for many years to come. Make sure you have a surgeon who listens to and responds to your questions and concerns. Keep in mind the following when interviewing a plastic surgeon.

For a checklist of questions, you should ask your surgeon, print this FDA Checklist.  

To find a board-certified surgeon in your area, visit the IDEAL IMPLANT plastic surgeon finder.

How Much Does Breast Implant Surgery Cost?

Breast implants vary based on the office you choose, the implant you choose, and your location. Because it is a cosmetic procedure insurance companies typically do not cover the surgery or any complications that may arise as a result of the operation. Despite this, many women feel like it is the best money they have spent because of the increased self-esteem they have. When calculating your costs don’t forget to add the following:

  • MRIs: if you choose a silicone gel implant the FDA recommends an MRI every two years to check for a “silent rupture”. Most insurance companies do not cover this procedure.
  • Rupture Risk, Capsular Contracture Risk: all breast implants are at risk of a rupture or causing capsular contracture, but some have a higher risk than others. Look at the statistics when choosing breast implants to make an educated decision. Don’t let your surgeon push you toward a specific implant if the risk factors make you concerned. Make sure you have money put aside in case you need a reoperation.

Your Life Beyond Breast Implant Surgery

Breast implants can give you more confidence and self-esteem, but getting them shouldn’t be a spur of the moment decision. When you educate yourself about the options, the risks, and what to expect you will be able to enjoy your new body for years to come. It all starts with picking the ideal implants for you. For more information about breast implants visit IDEAL IMPLANT today.

What You Need to Know About Breast Implant Revisions

Are you considering revision surgery for your breast implants? Board-certified plastic surgeons perform Breast implant revisions for a variety of reasons including breast implant complications, size changes, and switching from silicone gel to saline or vice-versa. Whether you currently have breast implants or are thinking about getting them, educating yourself on breast implant revisions will help you make informed decisions regarding your own plastic surgery journey.

What are Breast Implant Revisions?

A breast implant revision includes any surgery to fix a problem that arises after your initial breast augmentation. Problems that require additional surgery can include any of the following:

  • Cosmetic Issues: asymmetry, sagging breasts, rippling, size change (wanting larger or smaller implants)
  • Breast implant complications: implant rupture or malfunction, capsular contracture, other less common complications
  • Other: implant removal, switching implant types (saline vs. silicone or turning to newer technology)

If you are currently researching breast implants before an initial augmentation, it is important to know that the younger you are, the more likely you will need a revision in the future. The FDA categorizes breast implants as temporary devices and notes that “the longer people have them, the greater the chances are that they will develop complications, some of which will require more surgery.” However, if you do not experience any complications and you feel happy with your body, there is no reason to replace your breast implants after a certain period of time.

Common Breast Implant Complications that Lead to Revisions

Some things will affect how your implants look over time including weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging. When cosmetic issues like these arise, it is up to you and your surgeon to decide if a revision is right. However, there are some medical complications such as capsular contracture and rupture that may require surgery, and certain implants are at a higher risk of these complications. In cases of rupture and capsular contracture, the FDA recommends removing the implant. Knowing the statistical risks associated with each breast implant brand will help you weigh the pros and cons of this crucial decision. See the following tables with statistics on implant rupture risk and capsular contracture risk from some of the top silicone gel implant brands and the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.

Brand Name Rupture Risk for Primary Augmentation*
Allergan gel

Mentor gel

Sientra gel

IDEAL IMPLANT

7.4%

3.4%

5.4%

1.8%

*FDA Core clinical trial results for primary augmentation; 7-year for IDEAL IMPLANT and Allergan; 6-year for Mentor and Sientra since 7-year results not published.

Brand Name Capsular Contracture Risk for Primary Augmentation*
Allergan gel

Mentor gel

Sientra gel

IDEAL IMPLANT

16.2%

 9.8%

10.0%

 6.3%

*FDA Core clinical trial results for primary augmentation; 7-year for IDEAL IMPLANT and Allergan; 6-year for Mentor and Sientra since 7-year results not published.

When to Ask About a Cosmetic Revision

How do you know it is the right time to talk to your board-certified surgeon about a revision? If you feel unhappy with your breast augmentation at all, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with your surgeon. Your surgeon can explain non-surgical solutions if they are available, or what kind of surgery you need to get the results you want. Your surgeon can talk through the pros and cons of surgery, and whether you are healthy enough for surgery right now. Every surgery comes with risks, and your surgeon should fully explain these to you before moving forward. If your implants are rippling or feel unnatural, your surgeon may recommend replacing them with a newer or different type of implant. Many women decide to replace their implants because they don’t like the look or feel of their current implant. It is essential to know about different types of implants and their pros and cons before you choose to replace yours. Here is a brief explanation of the three types of breast implants available.

  • Silicone gel: these implants consist of a silicone shell filled with thick silicone gel. Women like these implants because they have a natural feel with less rippling. However, if the implant ruptures, silicone gel sticks to the surrounding tissue and usually requires a complicated operation to extract all of the silicone gel and the surrounding capsule.To detect a rupture, an MRI is needed, which is why the FDA recommends women get MRIs three years after surgery then every two years for the life of the implant.
  • Saline: saline implants have a silicone shell filled with sterilized salt water (saline). Women like these implants because they do not require the same maintenance as silicone gel. If a saline implant ruptures, the saline is naturally absorbed into the body, and your surgeon will only need to remove the shell.
  • IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants: the IDEAL IMPLANT is a saline-filled implant with a silicone shell and baffling inside to control the flow of saline. The result is a stable, natural feeling implant that does not require maintenance like a silicone gel implant. If this implant ruptures, there is no need for an MRI to detect it, and the body naturally absorbs the saline. Women like the peace of mind that comes with the IDEAL IMPLANT as well as the natural look and natural feel.

Medically Necessary Breast Implant Revisions

If your implant has ruptured or is causing pain, make an appointment with your surgeon as soon as possible, especially if you have silicone gel breast implants. Pain can be a sign of breast implant complications such as rupture or capsular contracture. The silicone gel needs to be removed from a ruptured silicone gel filled implant and often the surrounding tissue capsule must be removed as well. According to the FDA, “it may be difficult or impossible to remove silicone gel that has traveled to other parts of the body.”

Peace of Mind and Breast Implants

A recent survey of over 900 women found that 98% of women would feel somewhat to constantly concerned about the possibility of a silent rupture in their silicone gel implant. Peace of mind is important when you consider that your breast implants could be part of your body for 10, 20, or even 30 years. Breast implant revision needs can happen to anyone with an implant, but knowing which implants are at a higher risk of complications such as capsular contracture and rupture will help you make an educated choice and be prepared for the future.

How to Find a Doctor for Your Revision

Finding a doctor you can trust is an integral part of your plastic surgery journey. If you aren’t happy with the results of your previous surgery you may want to find a new surgeon. Look for a surgeon who offers the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, so you know you have all three options if you need to replace your implant. The IDEAL IMPLANT is only offered through select board-certified plastic surgeons around the country. These surgeons have decided they want to provide all three implant options, so their patients don’t have to compromise natural looking breasts with peace of mind. To find one near you visit the IDEAL IMPLANT surgeon finder.

Education Is Key

Learning about breast implant complications and why women seek out revisions is a smart step to take in your breast augmentation journey. Some of the most important things you can do for yourself include:

  • Knowing what a revision is
  • Warning signs of a complication
  • Understanding common risks and complications and how often they happen
  • Learning about the difference between different implants so you can make an educated choice when choosing one
  • Finding a surgeon you trust who doesn’t force you to compromise between beauty and peace of mind

For more information on breast implants, you can read through FDA recommendations. To learn more about the IDEAL IMPLANT, including must-know statistics and where to find a plastic surgeon in your area, visit our website.

Mountain View Breast Augmentation Cost Explained

Curious about Mountain View breast augmentation cost? Many doctors have a cost breakdown, but often this includes only upfront costs and does not mention long-term maintenance costs. Dr. Robert Lowen, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Mountain View, now offers the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant because he knows many patients have concerns about long-term maintenance, appearance, and peace of mind.

Maintenance Costs of Silicone Gel Implants

Silicone gel implants are a popular choice for many women around the country because they give women natural feeling results. Silicone gel, however, carries the risk of a “silent rupture.” If the implant ruptures, you can only tell through an MRI. The FDA recommends women get these expensive procedures every few years to detect a rupture. Insurance companies do not always pay for the MRIs, so women are left paying for this procedure out of pocket. Also, the rupture rate and capsular contracture rate of the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant is lower over a seven-year period than the silicone gel implants. If you’re researching Mountain View breast augmentation cost, you need to factor in these frequent MRIs and the potential for ruptures and capsular contracture before you move forward with a silicone gel implant.

Peace of Mind, Low Maintenance

The IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant gives women the natural feel and beautiful results of silicone-gel implants and the peace of mind of saline implants. Because of its internal structure, the IDEAL IMPLANT has stability and does not ripple easily like other saline-filled implants. As a saline-filled implant, it gives women peace of mind that they will not have a “silent rupture” and will not need an MRI to detect ruptures. Peace of mind, low maintenance, and beautiful results are all possible with the IDEAL IMPLANT.

Dr. Robert Lowen: Excellent Care, Exceptional Results

Dr. Robert Lowen has been in practice for over 25 years, and is dedicated to staying up to date on technology and surgical techniques. Many patients come to Dr. Lowen because of his experience and concern for their plastic surgery journey. His patients enjoy knowing their questions about Mountain View breast augmentation cost will be answered fully and honestly at Dr. Lowen’s office. As one of the exclusive surgeons in the area to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant Dr. Lowen gives his patients another option for the breast augmentation that addresses concerns with appearance, long-term costs, and rupture rates.

Considering breast implants in Mountain View or researching breast augmentation cost? Contact Dr. Robert Lowen today to discuss your options. Simply call 650-965-7888 or visit www.enhanced-you.com. Dr. Lowen’s office is located at 305 South Drive, Suite 1, Mountain View, California 94040. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Fall River Breast Enhancement with Dr. Russell Babbitt

Women seeking a Fall River breast enhancement should visit Dr. Russell Babbitt of Plastic Surgery of Southern New England. Dr. Babbitt is known for his surgical skills, compassionate care, and dedication to answering any questions and concerns. Knowing all the benefits and compromises of the different types of breast implants will help you make an informed decision.

Getting a Beautiful Look and Peace of Mind

Dr. Babbitt now offers the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant for women who want the beautiful look of silicone-gel implants with the peace of mind of saline. Traditional saline filled implants tend to ripple, lose their shape, and look unnatural. The IDEAL IMPLANT® is filled with saline but contains an internal structure giving it stability and movement that resembles the natural appearance silicone gel implants give. The saline inside means women will have the peace of mind that if their implant ruptures it will be evident immediately and the saline will be naturally absorbed. Now women can have a beautiful looking breast enhancement with peace of mind.

How IDEAL IMPLANT Compares to Silicone Gel

The IDEAL IMPLANT was developed to address common concerns women have about silicone-gel breast implants. According to a recent survey of over 900 women, 98% of respondents stated they would be somewhat to constantly concerned about their silicone gel implant rupturing. The saline filling of the IDEAL IMPLANT means women do not need to worry about a rupture. Also, when compared over a seven year period to the silicone gel implant brands, the IDEAL IMPLANT has a lower rupture rate and a lower capsular contracture rate. Breast implants should leave you feeling comfortable and confident about your body, not concerned about a rupture or contracture.

Fall River Breast Enhancement with Dr. Russell Babbitt

Women seeking a highly skilled surgeon in Fall River should contact Dr. Russell Babbitt. A Massachusetts native, Dr. Babbitt received his medical training from University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Dr. Babbitt is a board-certified surgeon and specializes in all forms of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His patients have come to expect a high level of skill as well as compassionate concern for their medical care before, during, and after surgery. Dr. Babbitt is one of the exclusive surgeons in Fall River to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.

Considering breast implants in Fall River or researching Fall River breast enhancement? Contact Dr. Babbitt today to discuss your options. Simply call 508-567-3202 or visit www.plasticsurgerysne.com. Dr. Babbitt’s office is located at 300 Hanover Street, Suite 1A, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT ® Structured Breast Implants.

A Madison Breast Lift and Enhancement with Less Worry

What do women seeking a Madison breast lift or breast enhancement want? Often surgeons will brush past concerns about silent ruptures, capsular contracture, and rippling rather than fully addressing these concerns. Dr. Thomas Bartell has built his Madison practice around listening to women and offering options that leave his patients feeling beautiful, confident, and worry-free.

Survey Finds Concerns Among Women

Women researching breast lift or breast enhancement should be aware of the common concerns many have regarding breast implants. While silicone-gel breast implants offer natural feeling results, your peace of mind could be compromised because of the risk of a “silent rupture.” With saline-filled implants, you are compromising natural feeling breasts for peace of mind. A recent survey of over 900 women, including over 400 nurses, found the following results:

  • 98% of women responded that they would feel somewhat to constantly concerned about their silicone gel implant rupturing. This statistic includes 68% of women who already had silicone-gel implants.
  • 89% said they would prefer an implant where a rupture is detectable by looking at the breast rather than getting an MRI as long as the implant performance is similar.
  • 91% said they prefer saline coming into contact with their tissue as long as the implant performance is similar.

The IDEAL IMPLANT®: Beautiful Results, Peace of Mind

Women seeking a Madison breast lift or breast enhancement can now choose the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. The internal structure of the IDEAL IMPLANT gives it a stable structure that does not ripple like other saline-filled implants, and provides a more natural look and feel. Because of the saline filling, it gives women peace of mind, addressing the concerns found by the survey. In addition, the IDEAL IMPLANT® has a lower rupture rate and a lower capsular contracture rate when compared over seven years to the top silicone gel implant brands.

For Madison Breast Lift and Breast Enhancement, Choose Dr. Thomas Bartell

Dr. Thomas Bartell is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in body re-contouring in Madison. His patients enjoy the personalized care they receive and the skills Dr. Bartell brings to the table. Dr. Bartell knows women have concerns about breast implants, before and after surgery. That is why he is glad to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.  For your breast lift or breast enhancement choose a surgeon who will listen to your concerns and give you all the options you deserve.

Considering breast implants or researching breast lift? Contact Dr. Thomas Bartell today to discuss your options. Simply call 608-271-0500 or visit www.drbartell.com. Dr. Bartell’s office is located at 6418 Normandy Lane, Suite 210, Madison, Wisconsin 53719. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Dr. Daryl Hoffman Provides Choices for Palo Alto Breast Implants

If you are researching breast implant types, you know each type has its benefits and compromises. Finding a surgeon who offers all the choices, listens to your concerns, and never pressures you into choosing an implant you aren’t comfortable with is important. For Dr. Daryl Hoffman, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Palo Alto, breast implants should leave his patients feeling beautiful, confident, and worry-free. Dr. Hoffman has listened to women’s concerns about breast implants and now offers the latest technology developed to address common concerns.

Women’s Concerns about Breast Implants and Silent Rupture

A recent survey asked over 900 women how they feel about different aspects of breast implants. The survey found the following concerns from its respondents:

  • 98% of women would be at least somewhat concerned about their silicone gel implant rupturing.
  • 89% said if the implant performance is similar they preferred an implant where you can detect a rupture by looking at the breast rather than needing an expensive MRI.
  • 91% said if the implant performance is similar they would prefer saline coming in contact with their tissue rather than silicone gel.

Natural Look and Peace of Mind

The IDEAL IMPLANT was developed to address the above concerns with silicone gel implants – silent ruptures, repeated MRIs, and risk of ruptures. In the past, women who wanted a natural feeling breast implant chose silicone-gel breast implants and had to compromise their peace of mind. Saline-filled breast implants do not carry the same risk of a silent rupture but tend to look unnatural and ripple. Now there is a new saline-filled breast implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. The IDEAL IMPLANT gives women peace of mind that if a rupture happens they will know immediately and the saline will be naturally absorbed by the body. The internal structure of the IDEAL IMPLANT gives women a natural feel and beautiful look that does not ripple like traditional saline-filled implants.

Exceptional Results for Your Palo Alto Breast Implants

Dr. Daryl Hoffman, an acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon, received his training from Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Hoffman’s patients enjoy the gentle, personalized care they receive as well as the ability to bring up any concerns and receive honest answers. To address concerns and stay up to date with the latest breast implant technology, Dr. Hoffman became one of the exclusive surgeons in the area to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.

Considering breast implants in Palo Alto or researching Palo Alto breast implants? Contact Dr. Daryl Hoffman today to discuss your options. Simply call 650-325-1118 or visit www.dkhoffmanmd.com. Dr. Hoffman’s office is located at 805 El Camino Real, Suite A, Palo Alto, California 94301. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Northern Virginia Breast Augmentation Choices

Women seeking breast augmentation in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., area should be well informed before they choose a surgeon and implant type. Knowing what choices are offered, and how those choices will affect you for years to come, is important before surgery. Dr. Byron Poindexter is committed to giving his patients great options and addressing any concerns, so they feel comfortable and confident.

Benefits and Compromises for Your Northern Virginia Breast Augmentation

Make an informed decision by reading about each implant type. There are three types of breast implants: silicone-gel, saline, and the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.

  • Silicone Gel: These implants are filled with silicone-gel, giving women a more stable implant that doesn’t ripple easily. Women like them because of the natural feel they offer. However, if a rupture occurs, the only way to detect it is through an MRI. The FDA recommends MRIs of these implants every few years and they may not be covered by insurance, increasing the cost of silicone-gel implants.
  • Saline: Women like saline-filled implants because they provide peace of mind. Saline is naturally absorbed into the body in the case of a rupture. A rupture is also immediately detectable by simply looking in the mirror, so there is no need for repeated MRIs. However, because the viscosity of saline is not close to the viscosity of breast tissue, saline-filled implants tend to ripple and look unnatural.
  • The IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant: This implant contains an internal structure and is filled with saline. The saline gives women the same peace of mind other saline filled implants offer, but the structure gives the implant a more natural look and feel.  Also, the will keep its shape and not ripple easily. Women enjoy this new technology because it offers a beautiful look with peace of mind.

Choosing an Implant

Your Northern Virginia breast augmentation should leave you feeling beautiful and not worried about the potential for rupture. This surgery will affect your look and peace of mind for years to come, so find a surgeon who offers all three types of implants. If you have questions or concerns about your breast implants, before or after surgery, be sure to bring them up with your surgeon. Don’t ever feel pressured into getting an implant you aren’t fully comfortable with.  

Choosing a Surgeon for Your Northern Virginia Breast Augmentation

Dr. Byron Poindexter is a board-certified and award-winning surgeon in Reston, Virginia. His patients know to expect personalized care and a high level of skill. Dr. Poindexter desires that his patients all walk away with exceptional results and confidence. To ensure his patients are given the best care and options, Dr. Poindexter is one of the exclusive surgeons in the area to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Considering breast implants in the Washington, D.C, area or researching Northern Virginia breast augmentation? Contact Dr. Byron Poindexter today to discuss your options. Simply call 703-893-6168 or visit www.austin-weston.com. Dr. Poindexter office is located at 1825 Samuel Morse Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20190. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.