Dr. David Pratt Explains Why He Thinks Older Breast Implants Will Become “Obsolete”

Women have searched for a way to safely enhance their busts for hundreds of years. Before the Food and Drug Administration began regulating breast implants, women’s breasts were injected with a variety of substances into in an effort to increase their size. More often than not, these experiments ended poorly. In 1962, the first silicone gel breast implants were used for breast enhancement. Since then, breast implant researchers and manufacturers have sought to develop safer and more effective implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant was developed by a plastic surgeon who was looking for a different implant option for his patients. Find out why one Seattle area surgeon believes this new technology will make silicone gel implants “obsolete.”

IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant Safety Profile 

Two of the most common reasons for breast implant reoperation are capsular contracture and rupture/deflation. Finding a breast implant that offers a low risk of complication and looks natural are top priorities for women seeking breast enhancement. According to eight-year FDA Core Clinical trial data, IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants have one of the lowest rates of complications. Silicone gel breast implants have rupture risks of up to 13.6% through 8 years after a primary breast augmentation. In contrast, IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant has a rupture risk of only 2.1%, through eight years after a primary breast augmentation.

Capsular contracture is a condition in which the scar tissue tightens around the implant, distorting it and becoming uncomfortably hard. Capsular contracture rates in some silicone gel breast implants are as high as 16.2%, through eight years after a primary breast augmentation. Capsular contracture rates with with IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are only 6.6% through eight years after a primary breast augmentation.

IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant Natural Look and Feel

In addition to the safety profile, women across the nation love the natural look and feel of the IDEAL IMPLANT. Dr. David Pratt, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Kirkland, Washington, tells us, “for most women who opt for breast implants, safety is a primary concern, however the desire for a beautiful, natural appearing and feeling breast is also vitally important. The IDEAL IMPLANT delivers flawlessly with regard to both safety and a super-natural result!” The IDEAL IMPLANT is a saline-filled implant, but because of the internal structure it has the softness and stability of a silicone gel breast implant. IDEAL IMPLANT is also filled during the procedure rather than coming pre-filled. This provides a wider variety of breast implant sizes as each IDEAL IMPLANT is filled exactly according to the individual patient’s needs.

IDEAL IMPLANT Lifetime Warranty

Breast implant manufacturers stand behind their products in the form of warranties, though warranties typically expire after ten years. In addition, most breast implant revision surgeries are not covered by insurance companies, even if they are medically necessary. According to Dr. Pratt, “the IDEAL IMPLANT comes with a lifetime warranty which is unparalleled in the breast implant industry.” Instead of expiring at ten years, the IDEAL IMPLANT Premium Protection Plan is renewable on an annual basis. With the IDEAL IMPLANT Premium Protection Plan, you are protected from most of the out of pocket costs of a revision surgery. The IDEAL IMPLANT Premium Protection Plan includes:

  • $10,000 in financial protection during the first 60 days after your breast augmentation to cover post-surgical complications.
  • $5,000 in financial protection for the first year to cover capsular contracture, scar revision, rupture/deflation, and other related events.
  • $5,000 in financial protection each year you renew your protection plan to cover capsular contracture, scar revision, rupture/deflation, and other related events.
  • LIFETIME breast implant replacement for rupture, 10 year replacement for capsular contracture.

Breast implants should provide you with increased self-esteem, not anxiety about the possibility of a reoperation. The IDEAL IMPLANT Premium Protection Plan gives you increased peace of mind so you can protect your finances and live worry-free. Learn more about IDEAL IMPLANT Protection Plans by visiting this page.

Where You Can Find The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant

IDEAL IMPLANT provides impressive safety statistics, a natural look and feel, the ability to adjust breast implant sizes as needed, and an unparallelled warranty. As Dr. Pratt tells us, “I have been using the IDEAL breast implant for over 5 years and have hundreds of extremely satisfied patients. In my opinion, the IDEAL IMPLANT has essentially rendered the silicone breast implant obsolete.” 

IDEAL IMPLANT is only available through exclusive board-certified plastic surgeons. Dr. Pratt is proud to offer IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants for women interested in the latest breast implant technology. He is dedicated to helping each patient find the exact breast implants that will work best for their body and their lifestyle. His plastic surgery office, Pratt Plastic Surgery located in Kirkland Washington, serves the Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Everett areas. 

Considering breast implants in Kirkland? Contact Dr. David Pratt today to discuss your options. Simply call (425) 285-2112, or visit www.prattplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Pratt’s office is located at 10413 NE 37th Circle, Building 3, Suite B Kirkland, Washington, 98033. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Cosmetic Surgery and the Cost of Confidence in Today’s World

Women in today’s world often get teased for how many beauty products they lug around in their purse each day. We may laugh it off or get defensive, but the truth is, those beauty products that we spend much of our precious time and money on are a large part of what helps us succeed in life. In our efforts to appeal to the beauty standard of the world, women feel like they must make their appearance a priority, regardless of what goals they are trying to achieve. Whether we are buying products and cosmetic surgery procedures because of the pressure to look beautiful, to gain a boost of confidence, or both, women are spending a large amount of money in their lifetime on their looks. 

The Culture of Beauty

Society tells girls from a young age, you are your looks. We understand, based on the language of adult women around us and what we see and hear in the media, that though other things we achieve are important, looking beautiful should be our first priority. It should come as no surprise then, that as they’ve become more widely available, we’ve seen an increase in cosmetic surgery and breast implants across the United States. In an article by The Guardian, author Natasha Devon explains, “Neurobiologists now know there is no discernible difference between male and female brains at the point of birth . . . Brain development is determined by what we do, and therefore if, unconsciously, adults steer children towards certain activities based on their gender, they influence how their minds grow on a physiological level. Thus gender bias becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

Does Beauty Equal Success? 

We may wish society was different and that everyone was perfectly equal, but the fact of the matter is, with certain beauty ideals ingrained in both men and women for centuries, it’s going to take a long time for things to change. Caring about your appearance is human nature and, in today’s world, striving for beauty is easier than ever through both surgical and non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures. A woman has to care about her looks “if she wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. Quite a bit of research has tried to determine how many seconds it takes before a person forms a judgment of someone they meet. Their brains calculate your value in terms of age, social standing, and how approachable you are within thirty seconds or less.” Just as we work hard on other qualities in our life, how we look is part of the personal brand we create. It also, no matter how much we’d like to deny it, affects the way we feel and act. 

Outer Beauty Equals Inner Confidence

Marcia Reynolds, Psy. D., President of Covisioning LLC said, “…Face it, when you look good on the outside, you feel good on the inside. Should it be the other way around? It can be. Your emotions affect your appearance and attractiveness. Your confidence plays into your ability to influence others.” If it requires breast implants or another type of plastic surgery procedure to gain confidence, it may be worth it and save you years of negative thoughts toward yourself. Confidence and how we interpret beauty ideals and the associated means to achieve them are key. According to a study on the impact of makeup by Nancy Etcoff, makeup can provide a fleeting confidence boost to some, while making others feel objectified. If you enjoy getting ready for the day and using beauty treatments or cosmetic surgery as self care initiatives, then the confidence you glean from these activities can truly make you more beautiful to yourself and others. “Grooming rituals can be temporary confidence boosters, and studies suggest that the confidence they inspire is itself attractive.” We can try to change the unrealistic ideals in the media and stop talking negatively to ourselves about our own bodies, and things will slowly begin to change. The best thing we can do is not judge others who don’t share our same views toward cosmetic surgery, whether they’re for or against it. “At best, let’s quit judging each other for what we feel we need to do to get ahead, whether you think wrinkles are a beautiful part of life or not. Better we respect each other for who we are and how we each choose to cope with the realities we face.”

The Cost of Beauty

In our efforts to look our best, women in the United States spend about $300,000 just on their face during their lifetime, according to an article by Allure magazine. And that doesn’t include hair products, facial cosmetic surgery, breast implants, or skin care. “SkinStore surveyed 3,000 women to find out their beauty habits. In addition to the crazy-sounding lifetime cost, the survey says women are walking around with about $8 worth of products on their face per day.” Another thing learned during the survey was that most women apply an average of 16 products to their face before leaving the house. Face wash, toner, serum, eye cream, foundation, mascara, and eyeliner are just some of the products that women can’t leave home without applying. 

Beauty Standards by Location

Who wears the most makeup and spends the most time getting ready changed depending on where they lived. “When it comes to the ‘most expensive faces,’ East Coast women stand out. Women in New York, Connecticut, and West Virginia spend the most with an average ‘face rate’ of $11 . . . This differs dramatically to the West Coast, with women in Utah, Colorado, and Montana spending a much lower $4 on their daily faces . . . Californian ladies are the quickest to get their face ready, taking a speedy 3 minutes . . . This is due to over 70% now using advanced treatment products [and cosmetic surgery procedures] which dramatically improve the appearance of the skin, meaning less time is spent on covering up and enhancing.” 

The Cost of Hair Care

Hair care is a bit less expensive, but still a significant investment for most women. From salon appointments for cuts and coloring maintenance to at-home blow drying and hair products, a survey about how much women spend on hair care conducted by Lookfantastic.com reports that “the average women will drop $55,000 in a lifetime on hair products and treatments . . . Those numbers equate to roughly $80 and 11 hours per month.” These statistics also vary from state to state, but overall, 89% of American women dye their hair to enhance their appearance, meaning that in coloring alone, women are willing to spend a lot of money. 

Confidence Through Cosmetic Surgery

The research supports the idea that our culture’s obsession with women looking beautiful isn’t going to change dramatically for a while. Most women who have a healthy idea of what it means to be confident and beautiful are okay with that. It is worth it to us to spend money every month on hair, skin, and beauty products, and we enjoy the technological leaps that cosmetic surgery has taken-making acne, wrinkles, and sun damage much less visible, therefore making makeup less necessary and confidence more accessible. Emma Campbell, Head of Editorial at SkinStore, said: “There has been a huge rise in advanced treatment products which now solve beauty concerns and transform the skin. These treatments are speeding up makeup application times and giving women newly found confidence every day.”

Breast Implant Technology 

Cosmetic surgery is changing the beauty industry and helping more women feel confident without wearing layers of makeup. Other plastic surgery procedures, like breast implants, tummy tucks, and liposuction can also make a huge difference. When you take the time to think about it, years of trying to find the right clothes to hide your “imperfections” and buying more and more makeup to conceal your wrinkles may be the complicated answer to your quest for beauty and confidence. The easier way is through cosmetic surgery, which is more advanced and natural looking than ever. If you are thinking about getting breast implants, consider the latest in implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. Designed to give you the natural look and feel of silicone gel implants with the safety of only saline inside, the IDEAL IMPLANT gives women the best of both worlds. Don’t let ridiculous beauty standards break the bank and don’t let anyone shame you for the money you do spend on feeling beautiful. The key is finding the healthy inbetween, where you feel good about how you look so you can focus on what’s more important in life.

Considering breast implants? Visit idealimplant.com for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. 

A Before and After Breast Enhancement with Dr. Blagg

IMPORTANT NOTE: Below you may find untouched before and after photos of patients who have granted permission to their surgeon to show them anonymously. While we protect the identities of our patients, please be advised that by their nature, these photos contain sensitive content.

Looking for the best plastic surgeon for your breast enhancement procedure? At Synergy Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ross Blagg is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats each and every patient with a personalized approach. He says, “My priority is for patients to feel they are in a comfortable, welcoming environment that’s free of judgment.” Dr. Blagg is one of an exclusive group of doctors to offer his patients the latest in breast augmentation with the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. 

What is the IDEAL IMPLANT?

In the past, women only had two options for larger, fuller breasts: silicone gel-filled implants or unstructured saline implants. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants were designed by a plastic surgeon to give women a third option for breast augmentation. This new implant technology gives women the look of silicone gel breast implants with the safety of only saline inside. The IDEAL IMPLANT’s design is unique. A series of nested shells and an upper pole inside the shell of the implant gives it structure and cuts down on wrinkling and rippling. The result is a smooth, beautiful implant that feels and looks natural. It also requires a smaller incision in surgery because it’s inserted into the breast pocket empty instead of pre-filled. This allows plastic surgeons to adjust the fill volume during the procedure for more symmetrical breasts and produces less noticeable scars.

Breast Enhancement Before and After with IDEAL IMPLANT

Many women considering breast augmentation find it helpful to see pictures of other patients who have had the procedure. In these photos, you’ll see photos of a 28-year-old woman who chose the IDEAL IMPLANT for her primary breast augmentation. The right implant was filled to 545 cc and the left implant was filled to 500 cc, giving this patient a full, symmetrical profile.

No Fear of Silent Rupture

In a 2017 independent survey of 933 women, 98% reported they would be concerned about silent rupture with silicone gel implants. Silent rupture occurs when there is a tear or rupture in the implant without your knowledge. This is a problem with silicone gel-filled implants and can lead to further complications such as capsular contracture. Many women who have a rupture in their silicone gel implants may not know it’s there for weeks, months, or even years, until they develop more noticeable symptoms. The FDA recommends that women who have silicone gel implants get an MRI every two-to-three years to check for silent ruptures. 

With the IDEAL IMPLANT, there is no risk of silent rupture! Women don’t have to spend time stressing about a rupture, because they’ll be able to look in the mirror and see it immediately. Rupture causes a slight deflation in an IDEAL IMPLANT, but women can rest easy knowing that the only thing leaking out is a sterile saline solution that is absorbed by the body harmlessly. This eight-year study looked at rates of rupture and capsular contracture comparing women with silicone gel-filled implants and those who had the IDEAL IMPLANT. The results of the study showed that the risk of both of these common breast enhancement implant complications was lower with the IDEAL IMPLANT.

Choose Dr. Blagg for Your Breast Augmentation

Dr. Blagg has been with Synergy Plastic Surgery since 2016 and brings extensive experience and education to the table. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas, and completed his internship and residency at the University of Utah. Dr. Blagg participated in plastic surgery research and facial transplantation at the University of Louisville Medical School, and gained experience in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at the University of Utah Primary Children’s Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and was recognized as a Texas Monthly Rising Star in 2018 and a Real Self Top Doctor for the years 2015 – 2016.

At your initial consultation with Dr. Ross Blagg, he will sit down with you to answer any questions you may have about your chosen breast enhancement procedure. He will present you with all of your options for implants, helping you select the one that will help you achieve your personal goals. Dr. Blagg is committed to making sure you are totally comfortable with your decision and with your beautiful results. At Synergy Plastic Surgery, we serve the following cities and geographic areas: Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Temple, Killeen, Kyle, Buda, San Marcos, and San Antonio, Texas. Our office is one of the only places where women can find the latest implant technology with the IDEAL IMPLANT.

Considering breast implants in Austin or San Antonio? Contact Dr. Blagg today to discuss your options. Simply call (512) 244-1444, or visit www.synergyplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Blagg’s office is located at 11200 Manchaca Road #201, Building 2, Austin, TX 78748. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos with Dr. Reedy

IMPORTANT NOTE: Below you may find untouched before and after photos of patients who have granted permission to their surgeon to show them anonymously. While we protect the identities of our patients, please be advised that by their nature, these photos contain sensitive content.

“Cosmetic surgery near me” has been one of the most common internet searches in the last decade, with breast augmentation as one of the most popular procedures performed. A breast augmentation is the best option for women who want to improve their confidence, or for other women who have undergone changes in their appearance due to breastfeeding, weight loss, or pregnancy. The natural aging process, or loss of breast tissue due to breast cancer can also be reasons for breast augmentation. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian K. Reedy of Berks Plastic Surgery experiences many requests for breast implants from his patients in Pennsylvania. He will take the time in a one-on-one consultation with you to discuss your vision, lifestyle, and questions and concerns. As part of an exclusive group of surgeons who now offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, Dr. Reedy can provide you with more options. 

The IDEAL IMPLANT and Cosmetic Surgery Near Me

The IDEAL IMPLANT is the latest in breast implant technology and is raising the bar for breast augmentation, before and after. Patient satisfaction is high when it comes to this implant because it combines a natural feel with a very low risk of rupture. The IDEAL IMPLANT is designed to last a lifetime. However, if it does rupture, women can tell just by looking in the mirror, and the saline filling inside is harmlessly absorbed by the body. Other options, like silicone gel implants, don’t measure up to IDEAL IMPLANTS in regard to risk rates. In a recent eight-year study, the IDEAL IMPLANT proved to have the lowest risk of rupture and capsular contracture rates.This implant provides the priceless peace of mind that women want in Pennsylvania. The breast augmentation before and after photos here, as well as those on Dr. Reedy’s website, will show you how this implant combines the best of all implant features in one. 

“Dr. Reedy is an amazing surgeon in every aspect. He is compassionate and takes the time to listen to your concerns. He does not rush through appointments and makes himself available to his patients. He gives realistic expectations and delivers phenomenal results. He is the BEST at what he does and I highly recommend his services.”  – Amy C., Google Review

Breast Augmentation With Dr. Reedy

Most women have an idea in mind of the look they want when they come to Dr. Reedy after searching for “cosmetic surgery near me.” It is helpful to do your research before your consultation, and have examples of breast augmentation before and after photos that you can show to your surgeon. Once you have explained your vision, Dr. Reedy will do a thorough physical exam, take measurements, and help you create the best cosmetic surgery plan that will benefit your body and lifestyle, while achieving your personal vision. 

“After a lot of research I decided to go with Dr Reedy. From the first consultation to post op appointments, the service and care were phenomenal. Dr Reedy and his staff are amazing, very informative, friendly, and caring toward their patients. I’m very happy with my experience and results. Dr Reedy did a breast augmentation and the girls are looking perfect! Dr Reedy will recommend what’s best for you. I highly recommend them, they are professionals.” – Jainisse O., Google Review

No matter what you end up choosing, Dr. Reedy knows how to create incredible results. Because of his training, skill, and special experience with the IDEAL IMPLANT, he knows how to give you the beautiful, natural looking breasts you desire like in the patient pictured below. 

Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos

The before and after photos above are a great example of the beautiful work that Dr. Reedy can do. This patient chose the IDEAL IMPLANT and is very happy with her results. Dr. Reedy knows how to tailor each breast augmentation to the specific needs, desires, and measurements of his patients. Let Dr. Reedy give you the incredible breast augmentation before and after photos that you desire. 

“My results are exactly what I was hoping for! I had breast augmentation in April 2017, and I am so happy that I decided on Dr. Reedy…the size and shape are perfect. My only regret is that I didn’t have this surgery years ago…it is really worth it! I am happier about myself every day. Don’t wait like I did, call Dr. Reedy and make an appointment!” – Website testimonial

Plastic Surgery Specialist of Pennsylvania

Dr. Reedy is a plastic surgery and breast augmentation expert. He knows just the right implant to offer in order to achieve the individual look and feel that you want. With a variety of types and breast implant options to choose from, you may have questions and concerns. Dr. Reedy will listen to and address any concerns you have and guide you in the best direction for you personally. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has recently decided to join the exclusive group of surgeons who now offer the latest in implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant.  Whichever breast implant you choose, Dr. Reedy will deliver incredible results. Breast augmentation before and after photos like the ones above are proof. 

About Dr. Brian K. Reedy

Dr. Reedy is known for helping both men and women look and feel amazing for more than 20 years. He believes in providing patients with excellent results and experiences. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His general surgery and plastic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center prepared him for his practice today. He went on to become board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and holds membership to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and Pennsylvania Medical Society. He is also an avid researcher and speaker and has published several articles on plastic and reconstructive surgery. 

“Research is a driving force behind cosmetic and plastic surgery. I’m glad to have had an active role in the progression of medicine.” – Dr. Reedy

When searching for “cosmetic surgery near me,” don’t forget to include a search for Dr. Reedy. Many patients who aren’t in the Pennsylvania area seeks him out because of the excellent service he offers. 

“After shopping around for an excellent surgeon I was starting to feel like I’d never find the right one. Dr. Reedy was recommended to me by a friend so I thought, “What could it hurt to try one more?” After meeting him and talking to him for about 5 min, I knew I had found my surgeon. From his personality to his extreme professionalism I was put to ease about my procedure and he made sure he took the time to fully explain every step during the whole process. I couldn’t be HAPPIER with my results. I love him, HE IS THE BEST.” – Gracielle M., Google Review

Considering breast implants in Pennsylvania? Contact Dr. Reedy today to discuss your options. Simply call 610-320-0200, or visit www.berksplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Reedy’s office is located at 50 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing, PA, 19610. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. 

Stoneham, MA, Plastic Surgery Before and After: What You Need to Know

IMPORTANT NOTE: Below you may find untouched before and after photos of patients who have granted permission to their surgeon to show them anonymously. While we protect the identities of our patients, please be advised that by their nature, these photos contain sensitive content.

Breast implants have changed over time. Advancements in technology have brought about new types of implants as well as improved existing kinds. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Hall is an exclusive provider of the latest in implant technology—IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. In Stoneham, MA, plastic surgery, before and after, is seeing a transformation with this new, FDA-approved implant choice that offers the benefits of both saline and silicone gel implants.

What is an IDEAL IMPLANT?

IDEAL IMPLANTS have a unique design that provides the natural look and feel of a silicone gel implant, yet gives the peace of mind of a saline implant. It is made up of a series of implant shells that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. These extra layers of shell around the saline filler give the implant more stability and an internal, supportive structure that is not in earlier, unstructured saline implants.

In addition, the innovative design of the IDEAL IMPLANT controls the movement of the saline to eliminate what is known as the “water-hammer” effect and mitigate sloshing. IDEAL IMPLANTS do not behave like a water balloon, rather they deliver the projection and volume women desire from an implant. Women also do not have to worry about their implants collapsing or rippling like unstructured saline implants tend to do. With IDEAL IMPLANTS, women can achieve a youthful shape with realistic movement. In Stoneham, MA, plastic surgery, before and after images are useful tools to help women see the difference between unstructured saline implants and structured IDEAL IMPLANTS.

No Risk of “Silent Rupture”

Another benefit of IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants is that women do not have to sacrifice beauty for security. As with any Stoneham, MA, plastic surgery before and after experience, complications following surgery can arise. Any type of breast implant can rupture at any time. If the IDEAL IMPLANT develops a hole or tear, the implant simply deflates and the body harmlessly absorbs the sterile saltwater solution.

With a silicone gel implant, women face the risk of “silent rupture.” The FDA states

“If a silicone gel-filled breast implant ruptures, it is not likely that you or your doctor will immediately notice because most silicone implant ruptures are without symptoms, ‘silent ruptures.’ A silent rupture doesn’t change the way an implant looks or feels, and your surgeon or health care provider may not be able to detect a silent rupture by a physical examination alone. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most effective method for detecting silent rupture of silicone gel-filled breast implants.”

While a “silent rupture” may not produce symptoms, it is still important to address the problem and take out the damaged silicone gel implant. When a rupture occurs, the sticky silicone gel escapes the implant and can spread into surrounding tissues, requiring surgery to remove it all. The FDA recommends all women with silicone gel implants receive an MRI scan the third year following breast augmentation surgery, then every two years thereafter for the life of their implants.

For more information about “silent rupture”, visit the FDA website here. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons website is also a great resource for information on breast augmentation surgery, implant choice, follow-up care, and potential complications.

Stoneham, MA, Plastic Surgery Before and After Images

What can you expect from plastic surgery, before and after, in Stoneham, MA? Below are images of the work of Dr. Hall. This patient is a mother in her late 30’s that breast fed her two children. Dr. Hall explains: “She describes herself as a 34 B-cup, but would like to be a C cup. She is 5’2” and 127 lbs., and is shown before and again 4½ months after bilateral partial subpectoral placement of IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. She had the 270 cc implant with the inner lumen filled to 165 cc, the outer lumen filled to 70 cc, along with the empty implant volume of 35 cc, to give a total volume of 270 cc. This is considered the “high” volume. The outer volume could also have been filled to a total of 200 cc to give the “100%” fill of 305 cc for this particular implant. She is thrilled with her fuller but still natural appearance.”

Plastic Surgery Before and After in Stoneham, MA with Dr. Hall

Dr. Hall wants his patients to feel confident in their decision to pursue plastic surgery, before and after. In Stoneham, MA, he ensures his patients understand their options and choose the right type of implant to fit their personal goals. If you have questions or concerns, he takes the time to address those. With his extensive training, knowledge, and nearly 30 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, he is committed to providing high quality care and unsurpassed customer service.

When receiving Stoneham, MA, plastic surgery, before and after your breast augmentation is a critical time to follow the guidelines set forth by your plastic surgeon. That’s why Dr. Hall creates a customized treatment plan for each one of his patients that is designed to meet their individual needs. He works hard to help his patients know what to expect and be prepared as he strives to make each patient’s experience with plastic surgery, before and after in Stoneham, MA, a positive one.

Getting to Know Dr. Hall

Dr. Hall has received multiple awards and recognitions for his work in the plastic surgery industry. US News & World Report recognized him in 2015 as a top-rated doctor in his specialty. Boston Magazine listed him as a “Top Doc” in their “THE TOP DOCS ISSUES!” for ten consecutive years from 2008 to 2017. Boston Magazine also selected Dr. Hall as one of the top medical specialists in the Boston area in their annual guide “Boston’s Best Physicians.” In addition, Castle Connolly Top Doctors for Boston named Dr. Hall in 2018 as a top doctor in America.

Dr. Hall is part of several organizations as well. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Because of his expertise and focus on aesthetic surgery, he was elected to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was also the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Winchester Hospital for many years.

Is Breast Augmentation Right For You?

Unsure whether you should receive Stoneham, MA, plastic surgery? Before and after surgery, Dr. Hall takes care of his patients and is devoted to providing the best care possible. A RealSelf patient review by kristinatowle reads:

“I could not have asked for a better surgeon than Dr. Hall. From my first consultation to the day of my surgery and my follow-up appointments, Dr. Hall was extremely thorough in answering my questions and in providing me the best care possible. His knowledge and expertise are top notch and I am 100% satisfied with my results. Dr. Hall corrected asymmetry between my breasts using IDEAL Implants and they look even better than I imagined they could. Dr. Hall was very careful in helping me choose the correct size implant for my body type. I am very happy that I chose to use the Ideal implant after going over my options with Dr. Hall. These implants look and feel natural. I couldn’t be happier with my choice in implant and size … The day of my surgery I felt prepared and in good hands. Thank you to Dr. Hall and his staff for the professional and caring way that they have treated me as a patient.”

Considering breast implants in the Boston area? Contact Dr. Jonathan Hall today to discuss your options. Simply call 781-279-7930 or visit his website. Dr. Hall’s office is located at 92 Montvale Avenue, Suite 3300, Stoneham, MA, 02180. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

A Discussion with Dr. McNeel About Marietta Breast Implants

At Marietta Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation is a popular procedure. They serve patients all across the metro Atlanta area who want to increase their confidence and enhance their appearance with Marietta breast implants. As providers of IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants®, they strive to offer the latest in implant technology and educate their patients about their options. In a recent interview, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael McNeel discusses their approach to breast augmentation surgery and how they strive to provide a positive plastic surgery experience.

Tell us about yourself and Marietta Plastic Surgery.

“I’ve been in practice for 23 years. [Marietta Plastic Surgery] has been here for about 30 years, and we really have an amazing staff. We get compliments on our staff all the time. We have some members of our staff who’ve been with us for over 20 years. I think that shows that we’re doing something right for our patients and for our staff here.

“And then the other thing that I think is really neat about our practice is that we do have two operating rooms that are associated with one of our offices. So it’s really awesome to be able to offer surgery in our own private setting. We do the same procedures over and over, and we really can develop a specialty center for that as opposed to going somewhere else that does a multispecialty surgery in their center.

“We feel that we have a lot of great things to offer to patients. It really starts with the fact that we like to educate our patients. That’s our goal when somebody comes in for a consultation, is to sit down and explain the options to them in a very detailed and comprehensive way, so they have a good understanding of the pros and the cons of whatever procedure or device or technology that they’re interested in.”

What can patients expect during the Marietta breast implants consultation process?

“We have a busy breast enlargement augmentation practice amongst us and I think we have a nice consultation process to help inform the patient of what their options are. Obviously people call us and they’re interested in implants. They don’t always fully understand if they’re interested in the unstructured saline implant, an IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant, or a silicone gel implant. So it gives us the opportunity to talk about what choices are available to them, and what the pros and cons are. Obviously everybody has a different bias based on those pros and cons, and so it gives us the opportunity to go through those for them.”

As you present information to your patients about all three types of Marietta breast implants, what is their response?

“Some women are uncomfortable with using silicone gel and they would prefer a saline-filled implant. And when they’re shown the difference of the IDEAL IMPLANT versus the old fashioned, unstructured saline implant, they like the feel and they like the responsiveness of the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant better. So that’s been something that’s helped them change their opinion on saline-filled implants and how they can be more similar to gel implants. Women who are interested in silicone implants, usually they’re not interested in saline implants, no matter how good or how natural they are and feel. And we don’t try to change their mind. We just always present them the pros and the cons of each choice to them and make sure that they understand what the long-term sequelae are whether it’s a saline, a silicone, or an IDEAL IMPLANT.”

An eight-year study concluded that IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants have a significantly lower rate of capsular contracture and implant rupture when compared to other brands of silicone gel implants. Are women concerned about the possibility of these postoperative complications?

“I do not think that capsular contracture is high on the understanding and radar of the average patient that comes in. Of course we talk to them about capsular contracture and you know what the incidence of that is, what it looks like and feels like if it happens to them. But I don’t get a lot of questions about that and really trying to discern the differences between the different implants. Of course, over the years, we’ve had textured implants which have been shown to have a lower capsular contracture rate, and, in this day and age, we’re using less of those. So I think that you make clinical decisions sometimes based on a lot of data, and capsular contracture isn’t one of the ones that’s most important to the average patient.”

Are your patients happy with their results using the IDEAL IMPLANT?

“I get to ask [my patients] all the time, ‘What’s your satisfaction level?’ And across the board, it’s been very high. And my satisfaction level has been very high as well. As with any new implant, early on there were a few deflations and things that are to be expected as the implant is being improved upon itself. But really, the implants that we’ve been putting in, this last generation of improvements, have been very sound and have performed very well.”

Why have you chosen to offer IDEAL IMPLANTS to your patients?

“I think a physician’s willingness to try different implants is really very dependent on them. There’s a lot of my colleagues who feel like they get excellent results with what they already do and they’re not interested in reinventing the wheel at whatever stage of their practice they’re in. And I don’t blame them for that. And I say, ‘Okay, if you do something well and you feel like you have good results, then stay with that.’ For other physicians who are trying to make sure that they’re offering the latest technologies and the latest opportunities to patients and want to give them more comprehensive options, then I think the IDEAL IMPLANT is something that should be considered. I think we all have a few patients who come in and ask for saline because of safety. And so it’s nice to take that opportunity to then instruct them on different types of saline implants. We certainly have several different types of gel implants, so it makes sense that we have different types of saline implants to offer as well.”

Are you considering Marietta breast implants in the Atlanta area? Contact Dr. Michael McNeel today to discuss your options. Simply call 770-425-0118, or visit the Marietta Plastic Surgery website. Dr. McNeel’s office is located at 823 Campbell Hill Street, Marietta, GA, 30060. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Virginia Beach Breast Implants Q&A

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular procedures performed in the plastic surgery industry. Many women report increased confidence, better self-esteem, and an improved quality of life after receiving breast implants. But breast implants are not considered lifetime devices and should be regularly monitored. At the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads in Virginia Beach, breast implants check-ins are encouraged and used as a helpful tool in catching any postoperative complications. In a recent interview, plastic surgeons Dr. Michael Zwicklbauer and Dr. Michael Lofgren discussed how they help their patients who might be worried about encountering any problems.

Are you getting questions from patients about the recall of certain textured implants, and what are you telling them about the situation?

Dr. Zwicklbauer: “I get a lot of questions about ALCL right now, or the breast implant-associated large cell lymphoma, and I do try to quell their fears. However, if I were a woman with a Biocell textured implant, in knowing that the number right now being quoted is about one in a little over 3,000 risk, to me, that risk is too high. 

“Now the Biocell is from Allergan, and the Mentor implants are one in 82,000, 85,000 risk, and then the Sientra implants are one in 220,000 risk of having this disease because of the texturing of the implants. So for me, those who do have the Biocell or the Allergan textured implants, as much as I can, I try to help them and I’ve had several women come in and say, ‘Take them out. I don’t want them. I don’t care what you need to do. I just want peace of mind.’ And I totally support that viewpoint.

“There’s others who understand it’s major surgery to go through all that and don’t want to, and I’m okay with that too, but those people I want to say, ‘I really want to see every year. I want you to know these are the things I’m concerned about. If it should happen, let me know ASAP so I can get to work on it quickly and we can handle it in an early fashion, in which case that whole problem is curable.’”

How are you addressing patient concerns with various types of implants, including textured implants?

Dr. Lofgren: “I think the biggest thing is just an overall fear and concern that patients have. I think a large part is just educating them about what is currently known about the process, what the incidence is, and when they understand that it truly is a very small risk factor that’s associated with it, and then when they better understand also the implants that are associated with it, specifically the type of texturing … you can allay a lot of their fears with that. And then I think it’s also important to educate them as well as to some of the warning signs. If they should ever have changes in their breast or swelling, things like that, that they absolutely come in for an immediate evaluation.”

During the consultation and pre-operation process, what do you tell patients about potential complications with breast implants?

Dr. Lofgren: “I think it’s just another piece of the puzzle, that you have to provide that patient with information so that they can make an informed decision about it. I don’t think that there’s necessarily ‘bad implants.’ Some certainly have much higher risks of certain things and I wouldn’t recommend them personally, but I think, still, it’s about educating the patient, letting them know what the true risks are, what we know about the process, and how we try to mitigate those risks and get them the look that they want, the results that they want, and do it as safely as possible.”

Dr. Zwicklbauer: “For me, I try to point out to patients all the pros and cons … and have them be the one making the decision, because it’s their life, they’re the ones who are going to carry around these implants for life, not me. However, in the back of my mind, I have this kind of father-like attribute, I guess, where I don’t want to steer them into something that may cause them harm. So personally, I don’t put in textured implants at all. So for me, that has revolutionized my practice personally because I will not even consider them, and I tell them why, and if they want them, they can go to somebody else, and that’s okay if that’s really, really what they want. But I just think you can achieve a 95% result with a safe implant that’s never going to create a problem versus where another doctor may say, ‘Well, I can give you a 100% result.’ I think if you explain that to the patient, that you’re taking off any risk of getting this bad disease by not using a textured implant. I don’t use a textured implant. So that, just for me, it has changed how I practice. So, I don’t offer those anymore, personally, as much as I used to be on board with them. We used to do a lot of Style 410 Allergan implants. We were in the study originally with Allergan, and then I used a lot of the Mentor memory gels, and I had very nice results. But I still feel that you can get a very nice result without having to use that type of implant.”

What is your message to patients learning about IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants?

Dr. Lofgren: “I think continuing to hammer home the message, the overall safety of it. Use the data that’s out there … the lower rates of rupture by an IDEAL IMPLANT are all key pieces of it. They’re still definitely the newest kid on the block, so to speak, the newest, latest, and greatest technology … I’m a firm believer in that. I think still marketing directly to consumers is very important in getting that out there, ‘Hey, ask your surgeon about this. There are options and you don’t have to use something else. Peace of mind is worth its weight in gold … What is your peace of mind worth? Not having to worry about silent rupture or potential issues with ALCL.’ … That’s what I would focus on trying to get that message through to patients.”

Dr. Zwicklbauer: “I would agree with what [Dr. Lofgren] said about peace of mind. That’s my big discussion when I’m talking to people about choice of implants. What I’ve done since the whole shutdown by the FDA is advocate honestly. It’s an honest company … I think they need to know that. I think they need to know that this wasn’t the FDA shutting them down. I think this is a fact that the company felt an obligation to be true to their patients. And if Allergan had done that years ago with their textured implants, we wouldn’t be dealing with all this stuff right now. Because they knew this stuff years ago and didn’t do anything.”

Dr. Lofgren: “That’s a really great point. IDEAL was very proactive in voluntarily putting a halt to this production, saying, ‘We’re going to fix this issue. Yeah, it’s caused a hiccup in our production and your availability.’ But at the same time, look at Allergan. They’ve known about this issue with ALCL for many years. Scott Spear was writing about this seven to ten years ago when these first cases started to come out, and they didn’t do anything proactive about it whatsoever. And now they’re saying, ‘Oh, well we’re going to voluntarily recall it.’ It’s a voluntary recall because trust me, the FDA calls him back and says, ‘You’re going to recall them.’”

For more information about the Allergan recall, read this article released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  If you are in the Hampton Roads area and considering Virginia Beach breast implants, contact Dr. Michael Zwicklbauer or Dr. Michael Lofgren today to discuss your options. Simply call 757-871-0032, or visit their website. The Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads is located at 895 City Center Boulevard, Suite 300, Newport News, VA, 23606. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Find More Breast Implant Sizes With Dr. Marc Salzman

Dr. Marc Salzman is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Louisville, Kentucky. At his plastic surgery center, Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, patients find a relaxing environment where they can explore their options for aesthetic enhancement. Dr. Salzman knows no two women are the same, which is why he offers a wide variety of surgical options, breast implant sizes, and non-invasive procedures. Learn more about Dr. Salzman and his practice, including how to schedule your cosmetic procedure.

Meet Dr. Salzman

Dr. Salzman, originally from Miami, attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies. He then continued to Tulane University School of Medicine, where he graduated at the top of his class. After completing a residency and gaining board certification in general surgery, Dr. Salzman finished his plastic surgery fellowship at Duke University Medical School. He has been board certified in plastic surgery since 1994. Since then he has become a member of several prestigious medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Salzman practices cosmetic surgery, is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Louisville, and is the CEO of Bellanovus Development. His patent for the Ouchless Needle is used to ease the discomfort of cosmetic injectables. His expertise in surgery includes cosmetic procedures, primary and revisionary cosmetic breast surgeries, facial surgery, and body contouring procedures.

Searching For Plastic Surgeons Near Me?

What makes Dr. Salzman stand out against other Louisville plastic surgeons? Along with his education and training detailed above, Dr. Salzman is dedicated to providing compassionate care through listening to his patients needs. He is a recipient of numerous patient awards, such as Patient’s Choice: Compassionate Doctor and Patient’s Choice: Favorite Physician. Dr. Salzman also offers more choices for women seeking enhancement. No two women are the same, which is why Dr. Salzman is dedicated to offering individualized treatment plans.

Dr. Salzman now offers the latest breast implant option, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. With this implant women get the best of both worlds; natural looking results, and the peace of mind knowing that their implants are intact. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are filled with saline, which allows for a smaller incision. Unlike silicone gel breast implants, IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are filled after placement. Breast implant sizes with the IDEAL IMPLANT are not fixed until your surgeon fills the implant with saline and closes the incision. This method provides for more precise fill levels, which can help address asymmetry. Many patients visit Dr. Salzman because he is one of the exclusive plastic surgeons in Louisville to offer IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. 

Dr. Salzman also offers a variety of body sculpting procedures, both surgical and non-invasive. Laser liposuction and other surgical procedures are performed in Dr. Salzman’s on-site AAAASF-Certified Surgery Center. Smaller areas are treated in-office with a simpler LiteShape™ technique. For a gentle approach to permanent fat removal, you can choose Vaser Liposuction, which results in less downtime and discomfort. Surgical and non-invasive body sculpting can help you gain confidence after weight loss and childbearing. 

What Patients are Saying

Even if a surgeon offers the latest technology, and has years of experience, they may not be the right surgeon for you. Patient reviews from websites such as RealSelf, Google, and Facebook are a helpful resource when you are searching for plastic surgeons near me. Find out how real patients felt before, during, and after their procedure. RealSelf allows patients to upload before and after pictures, and update reviews to describe their ongoing experience. 

How does Dr. Salzman measure up in terms of patient reviews? Here is what RealSelf user tcornelius had to say: 

“I love the care and expertise of Dr. Salzman and his team. I had a breast lift and implants about a year ago. I am 54 and nursed 3 babies. I am very small and I wanted to stay small but have my volume and perkiness back! I went on 4 consultations over a few years and they all wanted to make me much larger than I wanted to be. Dr. Salzman was the first to listen to me and gave me exactly what I wanted, natural, perky breasts!! My husband and I are extremely happy and we highly recommend Dr. Salzman. He is the best!!!”

Dr. Salzman’s patients rate his skill and care consistently high. Find more testimonials for Dr. Salzman on this page

From Breast Implant Sizes to Non-Invasive Treatments, Dr. Salzman Offers More

When you’re ready to start your cosmetic surgery journey, visit Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa. Create a customized treatment plan to reach your aesthetic goals with the help of one of Louisville’s top plastic surgeons. Dr. Salzman offers more options for enhancement, and will help you pick the option that works best for your body and your lifestyle. 

Considering breast implants in Louisville? Contact Dr. Marc Salzman today to discuss your options. Simply call 502-425-5200, or visit www.itbecomesyou.com. Dr. Salzman’s office is located at 4702 Chamberlain Lane, Louisville, KY, 40241. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Your Cincinnati, OH, and Crestview Hills, KY, Breast Implants Options Explained

Options are important, especially when you’re planning a breast augmentation. No two women are the same, so having a variety of choices for your breast implants will help you find your perfect fit. To learn more about your choices for Cincinnati, OH, and Crestview Hills, KY, breast implants, we spoke to one of the top board-certified plastic surgeons in the area, Dr. Michael Leadbetter. Dr. Leadbetter is a member of the Plastic Surgery Group, and in this discussion, he tells us about his approach to showing his patients their breast implant options, and how the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant has benefitted his practice and his patients.

How Do You Introduce Breast Implant Options to Your Patients?

“ Well, first of all, I make all implants available to my patients. So, I go through with them in pretty good detail what their implant options are. They have, basically, three options. They can have saline, they can have silicone gel, or they can have IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. I go through all the different options with them. So, I basically leave it open to the patient. I don’t try to make a decision for them. I tell them; most patients who used silicone gel in the past, they used it because they thought it felt more natural. But, it requires yearly follow up because you can have a silent leak and not know it. Whereas with saline, those people crave saline because they want the peace of mind that, if it leaks, it’s just going to deflate overnight. They don’t have to worry about it. But, the drawback is that there’s a lot of palpable waviness, potentially because of the fitness of the skin, because of the shape of the implants, et cetera. Then, I tell them the IDEAL IMPLANT now offers you a little bit of a different approach because it’s structured to feel like gel, but yet have much less potential for palpable waviness. Most of the women who choose saline, they’ll choose the IDEAL IMPLANT. That’s what I recommend to them.”

How Do Your Patients Feel Now that  IDEAL IMPLANT is Offered as a Cincinnati, OH, and Crestview Hills, KY, Breast Implant Choice?

“ They’ve been just as satisfied as whether they had silicone gel. I have had some palpable waviness of the implant in the inferior quadrant of the breast, but usually that’s in patients who have very thin skin, and any type of an implant is probably going to cause that feel.”

Why Do You Think Patients are Choosing IDEAL IMPLANT Over Other Implant Choices?

“Patients who choose IDEAL IMPLANT are patients who normally would not choose a standard saline implant because of the potential for waviness and the history of saline implants from 1994 to 2005. We have a lot of women who had saline implants back in those times, who didn’t have any other option.  I think this implant gives them the option to still have the peace of mind, but minimize those old saline problems. So, it’s a win-win situation in their minds. Some people will do it only because I recommend it to them. A lot of times they’ll ask me, ‘I don’t want to use silicone gel. Which implant should I use?’ I’ll say, ‘Well, in my mind, across the board, I would use the IDEAL IMPLANT.’ Because I think, at this point, it’s a better implant than standard saline. The long term data is out. All the patients that I have recommended the IDEAL IMPLANT for, nobody has refused it.”

Are Your Patients Concerned with Safety When They are Looking at Cincinnati, OH, and Crestview Hills, KY, Breast Implants?

“ Whether it be for mastectomy, reconstructive purposes, cosmetic purposes, or congenital deformities, we’re going to continue to see women over time that want breast enhancement for one reason or another. Plastic surgeons come in to take the high road and make these procedures as safe and effective as possible. So anything we can do to create a device that gives them options in a safe manner is a really good situation for everybody. I think that’s where the IDEAL IMPLANT is going to fit in for the future. I can’t help but feel that silicone gel is going to be questioned as an option for the future. They’re going to have to have an alternative to replace that with. This just gives us another tool. I think it’s all a matter of how we approach the patients, making sure that they’re comfortable with our approach, and if they are, they’ll continue to do the surgery for the future.”

Explore Your Cincinnati, OH, and Crestview Hills, KY, Breast Implant Options With Dr. Leadbetter and the Plastic Surgery Group

Considering breast implants in Cincinnati, OH, or Crestview Hills, KY? Contact the Plastic Surgery Group today to discuss your options. Simply call 513-791-4440, or visit theplasticsurgerygroup.com. Their offices are located at 4850 Red Bank Expressway, Cincinnati, OH, 45227, and 340 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY, 41017. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Get to Know Dallas Breast Implant Surgeon, Dr. Watumull

We recently interviewed Dr. Watumull to get to know him and his practice better. Dr. Watumull is an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier surgeon, meaning that he has more experience and expertise working with the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant than other surgeons. He explains below about what sets him apart from other Dallas breast implant surgeons. Read more to get to know Dr. Watumull, his thoughts on silent rupture and the IDEAL IMPLANT, and what he predicts for the future of breast implant technology. 

Please tell us a little about yourself.

“I’m originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, but left to come to UT Southwestern for surgical training. I was recruited to a suburb of Dallas where I currently have a marvelous practice now with five other doctors. I’m a board certified plastic surgeon. We have a dynamic practice that’s growing rapidly. My areas of focus and expertise right now are aesthetic surgery, specifically breast aesthetics, breast reconstruction, and anything on the face.” 

How did you get into breast surgery and why do women choose you for their Dallas breast implants

“We try very hard to put ourselves on the patient’s side and we never oversell. We do what we would want our family members to have done. We are very conscious of our patients’ time and cut to the chase on things that are most important to them in the consultation. We have nearly 30 years of expertise and the newest technology to offer. What makes us unique is that we are one of the few practices that have six physicians. We regularly critique each other in meetings where we do journal clubs and review. We talk about how we can do things better all the time.” 

How do you advise women who want new breast implants? 

“It starts with a very thorough analysis at a thorough consultation. We sit down and ask the patient what their intimate goals are. I think good plastic surgery always starts with listening. Then we do a careful physical exam to know exactly what someone is a good candidate for, based on their own anatomy. Once we have a thorough examination, we take it one step further and have a 3D imaging called Vectra, where patients can actually look what different sizes and types of implants would look like on their frame. We go through all of the possibilities. We love the new IDEAL IMPLANT because it is a soft, new generation implant that is a really good option. If someone’s had a silicone leakage before, IDEAL IMPLANT is something they won’t have to worry about. Unstructured saline implants are still a good option for some individuals, largely because it is the most cost effective implant. We try to meet the implant to someone’s goals, not to push any agenda.” 

What made you decide to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT and what are the benefits? 

“I was excited to use the IDEAL IMPLANT because scientifically, they are the best implant. They have the lowest rate of capsular contracture and leaking, extremely high patient satisfaction rates, and the best warranty. As a plastic surgeon continually trying to up my game and make everything we offer better, we think it’s a wonderful choice. We are continually impressed by the IDEAL IMPLANT’s safety record and the fact that you don’t need any regular follow up, scanning, or MRI’s to see if it’s leaking. If they look fine, they’re fine. It’s a major advantage for some of our patients and I continue to recommend the IDEAL IMPLANT as a good choice.” 

What reasons do women give for choosing the IDEAL IMPLANT over other options? 

“They are largely choosing it because they’re concerned about a silicone implant leaking or if it doesn’t leak, what work they will have to do to make sure it’s not leaking over the 20-30 year life span. They don’t want to worry about going back in for regular studies every three-to-five years and if it’s covered by insurance or not and with the IDEAL IMPLANT, none of those things are a worry.” 

How do you educate your patients on what kind of investment implants are for their future? 

“We don’t know exactly how long each type of implant will last. I do think with increased proper surgical technique and care, we’re seeing a much longer lifespan of implants than we used to. The leak rate for unstructured saline and silicone gel implants is quoted to be about 1% per year. So after ten years, there is a 10% leak rate. The IDEAL IMPLANT has half that leakage rate. So at the end of 20 years, it would be a 10% risk of leaking instead of 20%. There is still a concern for any implant, or any manufactured device, that it could fail. But the rates of failure are decreasing. Every patient should be prepared to have some revisionary surgery, but the reality is, they may never have to.” 

What would you tell other surgeons who are wondering about the IDEAL IMPLANT? 

“One of the main reasons to offer anything to your patients is to offer them the best. Right now, IDEAL IMPLANT has the best scientific data, no question. So the number one reason surgeons should offer the implant is it has half the complication rate of the other implants. We should be data-driven and science driven. Secondly, if they don’t have the IDEAL IMPLANT in their armamentarium, some patients won’t choose them as their surgeon. If you don’t have all the options, you’ll lose out on the market that wants that option. It doesn’t make any sense to not offer the implant with the highest patient satisfaction, best warranty, lowest leakage, and lowest capsule contracture.” 

What trends do you foresee in the future breast augmentation world?

“I think there is change coming all the time. I think there is a tremendous effort by our national plastic surgery organizations to reduce the complication rate by placing the implants in a very safe, almost manufacturing environment, reducing the risk of infection, reducing pressure on the implant during implantation to decrease the risk of any stress on the implant shell, careful followup, excellent informed consent, etc. The future is bright and we will have better techniques and better implants. I’m hoping the FDA will be very welcoming to newer technology that has an advantage for women.” 

How much does silent rupture matter to women, from your experience? 

“No woman wants an implant leaking in their body. It is a concern for our patients and being able to have your fears allayed that you don’t have a silent rupture is a huge step forward. There is excellent data that a ruptured silicone implant will not cause systemic illness, however, the scar tissue that forms around a ruptured implant is very challenging and messy for the surgeon to remove.” 

What sets your practice apart from other plastic surgeons in your area? 

“I try very hard to be extraordinarily accurate with our surgical plans. One thing that I know for a fact is my complication and revision rates are extraordinarily low, and that’s because we are very compulsive in our preparation and aftercare. Virtually all patients are followed meticulously for a year inclusive of their surgical date. I also spend a lot of time with my patients and many of them have my cell phone number. What sets us apart the most are our excellent results, low rated problems, and high rate of success. We also have excellent staff who take special care of our patients. People come to us because of our reputation for our bedside manner and we’re proud of that.”

Dr. Watumull is part of an exclusive group of surgeons who now offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, the latest in implant technology. If you are thinking about Dallas breast implants, contact Dr. Watumull today to discuss your options. Simply call (972) 470-5000, or visit www.drwatumull.com. Dr. Watumull’s office is located at 12222 North Central Expressway, #250, Dallas, TX 75243. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.