Breast Implants: Silicone Gel Concerns and How to Avoid Scars

by | Jan 12, 2018 | Breast Implant Complications, Breast Implant Education Center, Breast Implants, Plastic Surgeon Feature

If you’re looking into breast augmentation, make sure you know the benefits of the latest in implant technology- the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. In this video, Dr. Rapaport discusses two common concerns that lead women to choose IDEAL IMPLANT: concerns about silicone gel, and concerns about procedure scars.

Breast Implant Silicone Gel Concerns

A common concern among women who have silicone gel breast implants is that they are at risk of “silent rupture,” where silicone gel comes into contact with your body tissue without you being aware.  The only way to determine whether this is happening is with an MRI. That’s why the FDA recommends that women undergo an MRI after three years, and then every two years thereafter, to see if their silicone gel breast implants are still intact. The IDEAL IMPLANT has a unique baffling which gives the look and feel of silicone gel but is filled only with saline.  It offers a lower risk of rupturing, instant detection if there is a rupture, and no need for potentially costly MRIs.

If the IDEAL IMPLANT ruptures, it simply releases salt water and is harmlessly absorbed by the body.

Breast Implant Scarring Concerns

There are many different techniques when it comes to breast augmentation. The best way to avoid the appearance of any scars is through a tiny incision in the underarm area. This means no scars will show up on the breasts and the tiny scar on the underarm will fade over time. With the IDEAL IMPLANT and the underarm approach, the breast augmentation process has never given women more peace of mind.

About Dr. Rapaport, New York Plastic Surgeon

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon David. P. Rapaport did his plastic surgery training at the New York University’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. He developed a successful and respected practice as a cosmetic plastic surgeon, specializing in breast augmentation procedures as well as other cosmetic procedures. In 1997, he returned to New York City and opened his private cosmetic surgery practice in Manhattan, New York.

Considering breast implants in New York?  Contact Dr. Rapaport today to discuss your options.  Simply call 212-249-9955 or visit Dr. Rapaport’s office is located at 905 5th Ave, Suite 1C New York, NY 10021.  Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.