Breast Enhancement: Things to Consider Before Surgery

Are you ready to make a change? Is 2018 the year you’ll finally get those breast implants you want? Before you schedule your procedure, you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Which implants are right for me?
  • What is the post-surgery recovery like?
  • How much maintenance is required?

Let’s look at some of the answers to the above questions and find out how the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants can help you achieve the breast enhancement results you want.

Which Implants are Right for Me?

In the past, women had two basic options for their breast enhancement. They could choose from silicone gel-filled implants or traditional saline implants. Silicone gel-filled implants feel more like natural breast tissue, but carry a high rate of rupture and require MRI scans every two years to detect a leak. Knowing these risks, many women opted for traditional saline because salt water can be absorbed easily by the body without harmful effects. However, traditional saline implants tend to ripple and give the breast an abnormal shape. The IDEAL IMPLANT is the best option out there for breast implants because they are filled with saline, yet the multiple shells inside give the implant structure and support, so they look and feel natural. Plus, you can detect a leak just by looking in the mirror.

What is the Post-Surgery Recovery Like?

You will have to restrict the amount of cardio you do after your breast enhancement surgery. For up to 12 weeks, you’ll be limited in what you can do. So plan on lots of rest and taking it easy after surgery. Most patients can go back to work after 5 to 7 days, as long as you’re not expected to perform manual labor. If you choose to have your breast implants placed behind muscle instead of on top, you may be sore longer. Your surgeon will discuss the right recovery plan for you.

How Much Maintenance is Required?

When you talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon about your breast enhancement surgery, be sure to ask how long your implants will last and what other procedures you might expect down the road. Some women need surgery after about ten years to replace the implants if they’re leaking or causing other problems. You may also decide you want your implants out because your weight has changed, you’ve decided to get pregnant, or you are tired of the maintenance.

A Recent 2017 Survey About Breast Implants

“89% of women (91% of nurses) said that they would be less likely to choose a silicone gel implant after learning that the FDA recommends regular MRI scans to check for silent rupture with silicone gel implants.”

With the IDEAL IMPLANT, no MRIs are necessary. Your capsular contracture risk is lower, and you have a lower risk of rupture compared to the other options out there. Plus all IDEAL IMPLANTS come with a lifetime replacement warranty!

Ask your doctor for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

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Plastic Surgeons Answer Women’s Questions About Ideal Implant Structured Breast Implants

Top plastic surgeons around the country weigh in on the advantages of Ideal Implant for women considering breast implants and/or breast augmentation.

What are the advantages of the Ideal Implant over saline or silicone-filled implants?

“The Ideal Implant has a much softer, more natural feel than a saline implant.  It compares favorably to silicone gel implants for those women who are concerned about monitoring silicone gel implants for silent rupture (as recommended by the FDA at 3 years after surgery and then every 2 years for life).”


Savannah Plastic Surgeon Luke Curtsinger, M.D.
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What types of patients can benefit from the Ideal Implant and why?

“Most breast augmentation patients can benefit from the Ideal Implant. It provides a natural feel, youthful appearance, and gives patients peace of mind when it comes to the safety of the implant. The incision is smaller, which results in less potential for scarring. Overall, it is the best implant for the majority of our patients.”

Glen Burnie Plastic Surgeon Adam Summers, M.D.
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How do I know if I am a good candidate for the Ideal Implant?

“The Ideal Implant is truly Ideal because it combines the safety of saline implants with the feel and shape of the silicone implants. All patients can benefit from Ideal Implants, but patients who desire the safety of saline implants and are concerned about the need to do an MRI every other year to detect implant rupture are best suited for the Ideal Implant.

“The silicone implants are favored by the patients because of the softer feel that they offer. The Ideal implants offer similar feel and shape, but in addition, there is no concern about the silent rupture and there is no need to do an MRI every two years. The Ideal Implants can also be used in patients under 22 years old, as the FDA has placed a restriction on the use of silicone implants in patients who are under 22 years of age.”

New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Farhad Rafizadeh, M.D.
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What do you like about the IDEAL implant as a surgeon?

“I like the Ideal Implant, as it gives the patient another choice besides the ordinary saline implants and the silicone gel implants in its various iterations. The feel of the Ideal implants, the safety factor and the statistics to date make Ideal Implant a strong option for women to consider.”

—Elk Grove Plastic Surgeon Zahid Niazi
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