Stephanie Conley had been thinking about getting breast implants for 17 years because she has always been self conscious. After long consideration, Stephanie has finally booked her appointment. She made sure to spend a significant amount of time researching the different types of breast implants and the various surgeons available. Wanting to be informed and make the right choice for her body and lifestyle, Stephanie asked her surgeon numerous questions and made sure she felt completely informed. With eleven more days to go until her procedure, she tells us a little about the process and her decision:
“Since I was about 16, I’ve had multiple lumpectomies. Nothing resulting in anything serious, but I obviously have a loss of tissue. And so it was one of those things where I can balance it out with a bra, but I didn’t have the look I wanted if I was in a bathing suit or I wasn’t wearing a bra. So it was definitely a confidence issue for me. I was self-conscious. And I had thought about it for a long time, and it just kind of got to the point where I was ready to make a change, and I’d heard about the IDEAL IMPLANT [® Structured Breast Implants], but I didn’t know a lot . . .
“So I started looking around and I found Dr. Creech as one of the doctors for the IDEAL IMPLANT, and he had done a surgery for me when I was a teenager on my ears . . . And so it seemed worth it for me to go talk to him and talk about the safety. And I really didn’t want a silicone gel implant. I’m really apprehensive about the possibility of the silent rupture. I don’t want the upkeep of an MRI every couple of years. It was just something that, to me, wasn’t worth it with that type of implant.”
Wanting the feel of a silicone gel implant without having to deal with the worry of a possible silent rupture and frequent MRI visits, Stephanie decided to go with the IDEAL IMPLANT. She now has the peace of mind going into her surgery that the type of breast implant she chose has the lowest risk of rupture rate. She knows that if the implant does rupture, she will be able to tell right away, and the saline solution inside the implant will be harmlessly absorbed by her body. Because of its multi-layered shell structure, the IDEAL IMPLANT is known for keeping its natural looking shape and feel. With the IDEAL IMPLANT becoming more well known, women are starting to realize it is the obvious choice when considering types of breast implant.
Stephanie trusted Dr. David Creech from her previous surgery and knew that he provided the implant she was wanting. She felt comfortable asking him about the IDEAL IMPLANT and knew that he would address any questions she had, as well as help her choose the proportional, natural looking size implant she desired. When deciding on which surgeon to choose, Stephanie said that once she saw Dr. Creech’s website, the answer was pretty simple:
“First I went out to his website. I was looking through a few doctors that I had heard of in my area. And I went out to his website and I saw that he was an IDEAL IMPLANT surgeon…[During the consultation], he helped me with sizers; that was our main way to figure out what would look best. But he was really helpful in guiding me into the right direction of what size was going to look right and what was going to give me the look I was going for after explaining my goals.”
The surgeon you select to perform your procedure matters just as much as the type of breast implant you choose. Dr. David Creech is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience and concern for his patients. The goal of his practice is not just to obtain beautiful cosmetic enhancement results, but also to provide patients with an excellent overall experience. The number one priority is the patient. From the moment patients first walk through the doors of the office he wants them to feel comfortable, cared for, and appreciated. Dr. Creech and his excellent staff are now one of the exclusive places that offer the latest type of breast implant in implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT.
“Patients have many choices to consider.” states Dr. Creech.
“My job includes educating patients so they can make a well-informed decision. Every procedure I perform is highly customized. There is no substitute for experience and the use of technology with a well-documented track record and history of success. We see new technologies come and go, that are hyped in the marketplace as the ‘next greatest thing.’ It takes experience to know what works and what does not, and if one method is truly superior to another.”
Dr. Creech has seen trends come and go with types of breast implants, and he stands behind the quality and innovative technology of the IDEAL IMPLANT. This is precisely why he has chosen to become part of the exclusive group of surgeons who now offer and recommend the IDEAL IMPLANT to patients. Because it’s exclusively offered in only certain places, women like Stephanie occasionally have a hard time finding information or other women’s experiences with the IDEAL IMPLANT. She hopes to change that by opening up about her experience:
“. . . one of the reasons why I am so willing to [open up] is because I know it was hard for me to find people that went with the IDEAL IMPLANT and I use social media a lot and found some people that way. I actually am chatting with a girl that I met online that had hers today, so we are going to compare experiences. But it’s definitely harder to find, and when I talk about it … Because most people immediately assume you’re getting silicone gel. And when I talk about the IDEAL IMPLANT, they don’t know what it is. So I would definitely like to have more stories out there for people.”
As the IDEAL IMPLANT continues to grow as one of the most sought after types of breast implant, information will be easier to find and women will hear more and more positive experiences that they can use to help them make the right decision for their individual lifestyle. Stephanie says,
“. . . with the IDEAL IMPLANT having the saline option but also reducing the wrinkling and getting that more natural and similar to what you would feel with a silicone gel implant, to me that was worth it. I wouldn’t have ever done a silicone gel, but knowing I could do the saline safer option, that was worth it to me.”
Considering types of breast implants in Chandler? Contact Dr. Creech today to discuss your options. Simply call 480-899-3737, or visit www.davidcreechmd.com. Dr. Creech’s office is located at 485 S. Dobson Road, Suite 217, Chandler, AZ 85224. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.
Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States, with over 300,000 surgeries performed last year. Dr. Matthew Galumbeck, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has performed hundreds of breast augmentations in his 25 year career. Dr. Galumbeck explains why he thinks breast augmentation is so popular, saying,
“I think women who come in and get breast augmentation do it for themselves so that they feel better about themselves. It gives them better shape, better proportion, more confidence. I think most women who come in say, ‘I want to be able to get in a bathing suit and fill it up when I walk down the beach,’ but not have people point and say, ‘oh, you look fake.’”
There are many reasons to seek out a breast augmentation, some of the most popular being:
- Small breasts
- Loss of breast volume following pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Change in breast size after losing weight
- Asymmetrical breasts
Women in all of these situations are good candidates for a breast augmentation. In addition, breast augmentation can be combined with other procedures such as a tummy tuck or liposuction to further enhance your natural beauty.
Dr. Galumbeck is an expert in breast augmentation, and provides women with the the newest surgical technologies in a safe and relaxing environment. His desire is that every patient would feel beautiful, empowered, and confident after her procedure. Great plastic surgery results start with access to choices, which Dr. Galumbeck provides for his patients. Dr. Galumbeck was recently named an Ideal Implant Premier Surgeon because he is one of the top surgeons in the nation to provide the newest breast implant, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.
Breast Implant Options: What to Expect
If you’re meeting with your plastic surgeon to discuss breast augmentation, what should you expect? Dr. Galumbeck tells us, “One of the biggest options that women have now is the type of implant for breast augmentation that they can use.” Many women don’t realize there are options when it comes to breast implants. In fact, your choice of breast implant can have a lasting impact on your lifestyle so it is important to choose carefully.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are made from silicone shells filled with saline (sterile salt water). As Dr. Galumbeck explains, they were the only implant choice for many years. “So, originally all we had was the saline implant. The advantage of the saline implant is that if it leaks, it is all absorbed by the body. The problem with this is it has no structure, so it can ripple. It’s not a very natural feel or very natural look.” Women still love the peace of mind they get with saline breast implants. Because the saline is absorbed, there is no need to worry about complicated surgery to remove it if the implant ruptures. However, women began moving away from this choice when silicone gel breast implants became available because of the aesthetic concerns.
Silicone Gel Breast Implants
Dr. Galumbeck explains why women liked the silicone gel breast implant when it was first introduced, “In 2007, the silicone gel implants came out and the advantage is that because it’s more cohesive, it has a more natural look, more natural feel.” Silicone gel is a thick, sticky substance that provides more stability to a breast implant than saline. The result is an implant that does not ripple or wrinkle and looks natural. Since the FDA approved silicone gel breast implants they have grown in popularity. However, these implants have a downside which Dr. Galumbeck explains, “The disadvantage is that if it leaks, the silicone gel stays in the breast tissue and so you can’t tell that its leaked with a ‘silent rupture.’ The FDA actually recommends that women get MRIs every three years to look for leakage.” Women do not like the hassle and expense of repeated MRIs, which cost on average between $444-$1468. In addition, the anxiety caused by not knowing the status of their breast implants can be a daily stress for some women.
IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant
The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant was created to give women an option for beautiful, natural looking breast implants without the worry about silent rupture. Since it became available it has grown in popularity, quickly becoming the next generation of breast implant. Dr. Galumbeck explains more about it saying,
“The third implant that’s been out since 2014 is the IDEAL IMPLANT. The nice thing about this is it’s an all saline implant, but its structured so that it’s an implant surrounding an implant. And because of the structure it looks and feels like the silicone gel implant. It has a very natural look, very natural feel, doesn’t ripple, but it also has the advantage that if it leaks, because it’s saline, the salt water is absorbed by the body.”
Breast Augmentation Complications: How Implant Types Compare
Breast augmentation is not without potential complications. Additional surgeries may be required to address complications such as rupture, capsular contracture, or cyst removal. According to the FDA, rupture and capsular contracture are two of the top reasons for breast implant revision surgery. The breast implant you choose can give you a statistically higher or lower risk of needing a revision. Knowing statistics on rupture rates and capsular contracture rates can help you plan financially and prepare mentally for the possibility of additional breast surgery.
Unfortunately, many women are not aware of the high rates of complications with silicone gel breast implants. For primary augmentations, silicone gel breast implants have a capsular contracture rate of 10.9-16.2%, and a rupture rate of 7.2-13.6% in 7-8 year trials. Ruptured silicone gel breast implants can also lead to other complications. The FDA lists these possible complications as, “a decrease in breast size, change in breast implant shape, hard lumps over the implant or chest area, an uneven appearance of the breasts, pain or tenderness, tingling, swelling, numbness, burning, or changes in sensation.” It is important to get the recommended MRIs every three years to check for a silent rupture before it turns into a larger issue.
The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant, for primary augmentations, has a capsular contracture rate of 6.6% and a rupture rate of 2.1% at 8 years. The lower rates of these major complications mean you are at a lower risk of lifetime surgeries. Additionally, because the implant is filled with saline there is no need for repeated MRIs to check the status of your breast implant. As Dr. Galumbeck explains with the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant, “women have not only the look and feel, but also the confidence that she doesn’t have to worry about a silicone gel rupture or getting MRIs.”
When you’re considering your breast implant options make sure you get all the facts. Talk with your surgeon, look at before and after pictures, and feel the difference for yourself in your surgeon’s office. Educating yourself, especially when it comes to common complications such as rupture and capsular contracture, will help you make an informed decision. Choose an option that makes you feel beautiful, and leaves you without anxiety for the future.
Breast Augmentation Surgery and Recovery
Many women worry what surgery and recovery will be like after a breast augmentation. Is surgery safe? Will you be out of work for weeks? Dr. Galumbeck answers these common concerns for us:
“The procedure is very safe. It has been done for many, many years. The recovery is quick. During the operation that we perform here at our fully accredited facility, I use an endoscope, which is a specialized TV camera, to look inside. So I keep the incisions smaller, and don’t have to use drains afterwards. We have a hyperbaric oxygen unit that we have patients get in after surgery to help speed the recovery process.”
The surgical process typically includes the following steps:
- Preoperative Markings: These markings ensure your breast implant is placed properly.
- IV Anesthesia: A physician anesthesiologist gives intravenous anesthesia.
- Incision: An incision is used to gain access to breast tissue. There are four choices for incisions—axillary, periareolar, inframammary, and transumbilical.
- Creation of the Breast Pocket: A pocket is created to place the implant into. Dr. Galumbeck uses an endoscope to allow for precise dissection.
- Inserting the Breast Implant: The breast implant is inserted into the pocket.
- Final Check: Surgeon checks to make sure breasts are symmetrical.
- Incision Closure: The final step, closing the incision with methods to minimize scarring.
The whole procedure is finished in about an hour, after which you will be taken to a recovery room. After some observation patients are usually sent home the same day. Dr. Galumbeck tells us, “most women are back to work and social activities in a day or two after breast augmentation.”
Dr. Galumbeck uses the newest surgical technology to provide safe and efficient breast augmentations for his patients. His training and experience provide him with the knowledge needed to minimize risks and complications. The result is a natural and beautiful looking breast augmentation.
How to Select a Plastic Surgeon
Finding the right plastic surgeon for your procedure is very important. Dr. Galumbeck shared the following tips and questions to ask when searching for a plastic surgeon:
- Is the plastic surgeon board-certified in plastic surgery?
- How many procedures have they done?
- See before and after pictures of that physician’s patients.
- Feel comfortable with the plastic surgeon.
Board-certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is especially important to ensure great results. Surgeons who maintain their board-certification are committed to providing a high standard of care and staying up to date with medical research.
Read reviews like the ones below for Dr. Galumbeck and his staff:
“Wonderful Experience!! After having 3 kids, my mommy makeover by Dr. Galumbeck has really helped me feel beautiful again! His staff is AMAZING! Everyone was super friendly, caring, and easy to talk to. I would recommend Dr. Galumbeck to everyone!!” – Google reviewer Charlotte Reed
“Absolutely amazing. My results are phenomenal!!! I couldn’t be happier with my decision. You don’t realize how much of a positive change you can make until you take a leap of faith. Dr. Galumbeck and his staff were professional, made me feel at home and 6 months post surgery they still make me feel like a part of their family. 100% recommend and would do it all over again!! Thank you guys.” – Facebook reviewer Stefani Skiest
“Dr. Galumbeck and his staff were outstanding. I never ever felt rushed or pushed to make a decision. He offers the Ideal implant which after researching for years on implants, I felt this was the best for me. He was personable and easy to talk to. He didn’t even mind the kiddos (sitter bailed) on procedure day! He let my husband watch the kiddos in a side room just so it was more convenient for us all. I would do this over in a heartbeat! His procedure is fantastic! No muscles cut or torn and no need for drainage tubes! He changed my life!!!!” – Realself reviewer Stski
Finding a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon is the first step toward a new you. If you’re in Virginia Beach call Dr. Galumbeck to set up your complimentary breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Galumbeck was trained at Case Western Reserve University and Eastern Virginia Medical School. He also received advanced body contour training in Paris. In addition to his plastic surgery practice, Dr. Galumbeck founded and serves as the medical director of Spa Phoenix, the area’s first doctor directed medispa. Dr. Galumbeck prides himself on providing safe and efficient cosmetic procedures that get his patients the results they want.
Considering breast implants in Virginia Beach? Contact Dr. Matthew Galumbeck today to discuss your options. Simply call (757) 491-3204, or visit www.galumbeckplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Galumbeck’s office is located at 1817 Republic Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454 US. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.
A new type of breast implant is now available that offers the desirable benefits of natural look and feel, without the drawbacks of silent rupture seen with silicone gel and unnatural feel seen with saline implants. Women are no longer forced to choose between the natural feel of silicone gel, and the peace of mind that comes with saline. The new, innovative IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants combine the realistic look women want with the security they deserve.
A Richmond Breast Enhancement with Dr. Nadia Blanchet
The IDEAL IMPLANT is only offered by plastic surgeons who are board-certified, or eligible for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nadia Blanchet is part of this exclusive network and strives to provide the latest in implant technology to her patients. The unique design of the IDEAL IMPLANT makes it different than any other. It is comprised of a series of implant shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. This advanced internal structure:
- Reduces wrinkling and rippling commonly associated with saline implants
- Supports the implant when upright to prevent collapse
- Controls the movement of the saline filler to mitigate sloshing
- Provides a youthful shape with desired projection and volume
- Allows the implant to conform to the natural curve of a woman’s chest
- Requires a smaller incision than with silicone gel implants
- Lets a plastic surgeon adjust the volume of the implant to create tailored results
- Carries no risk of “silent rupture”
What is a “Silent Rupture?”
When a saline implant ruptures, the implant deflates and the saline (a sterile saltwater solution) is harmlessly absorbed by a woman’s body. This is not the case with a silicone gel implant. When a silicone gel implant ruptures, it can easily go undetected by a woman and her doctor for years, and begin to leak sticky silicone gel into her surrounding tissues. An extensive surgery is required to remove the trapped silicone gel and ruptured implant. It is referred to as a “silent rupture” because only an MRI scan can detect it. This is why the FDA recommends all women with silicone gel implants receive an MRI every two years. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, there is no chance of “silent rupture.” Women always know their implants are intact by simply looking in the mirror. Dr. Blanchet especially appreciates this feature of the IDEAL IMPLANT for those receiving a breast enhancement in Richmond, VA. She says:
“I have used the IDEAL IMPLANT for several years now. I was the first plastic surgeon to use them in the Richmond area. I definitely prefer them for my breast augmentation patients. The FDA re-released silicone implants on condition that these patients have an MRI to check the integrity of these implants every few years. This is because we do not know the long-term health effects of rupture in our latest generation of silicone implants. Health insurance does not cover MRI’s in cosmetic breast augmentation the way it does for breast cancer reconstruction so we have no way to monitor for rupture other than mammogram and ultrasound which are not precise for this diagnosis. Unfortunately, this left cosmetic breast augmentation patients with the poor choice of safety versus natural feel until the advent of the IDEAL IMPLANT which offers both!”
Facts About the IDEAL IMPLANT
As a Richmond breast enhancement option, the IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by the FDA and Health Canada in 2014 based upon the results of a multi-center trial of 502 women, and information provided in volumes of safety, manufacturing, and clinical data. It underwent ten years of development, refinement, and testing to become the first of its kind. The IDEAL IMPLANT is made from proven breast implant materials, and manufactured in the USA at a FDA-inspected facility using advanced robotics to ensure high quality standards and greater product consistency. Furthermore, FDA trial data at 8 years showed the IDEAL IMPLANT to have a lower rupture rate than silicone gel implants for primary augmentation.
Considering a Breast Enhancement in Richmond, VA?
Dr. Blanchet wants to help women feel and look their best. She is committed to providing the best Richmond breast enhancement experience possible. She was recently voted “Richmond’s Best Plastic Surgeon for Both Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery” by Richmond Magazine. In 2017, Our Health Magazine gave her the “Best Bedside Manner Award” and Virginia Living Magazine voted her as one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Central Virginia. A patient review on Realself by mb90 states:
“Nadia is such a wonderful woman inside and out! She is genuinely there to help you feel comfortable and achieve your best look. As a woman, I felt entirely more secure and in great hands with Dr. Blanchet. Her bedside manner was more than professional and time spent with me was invaluable. I knew she specialized in reconstructive surgery and that made me feel like I was in even better care. The pictures I chose before my surgery looks exactly how I pictured my breasts to be. We went with a more natural look, which is what she normally does, and I couldn’t tell you how happy I am about my results. I saw two different doctors in the Richmond area before meeting with Nadia and I have to say I would not recommend anyone other than her. She’s simply the greatest and has a heart of gold.”
Are you considering a breast enhancement in Richmond, VA? Contact Dr. Nadia Blanchet today to discuss your options. Simply call 804-320-8545, or visit nadiablanchetmd.com. Dr. Blanchet’s office is located at 9210 Forest Hill Avenue, Ste B-1, Richmond, VA 23235. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.
Before your breast augmentation, it can be helpful to hear about other people’s experiences. Monica is a former breast augmentation patient of Dr. Ben Moosavi. Dr. Moosavi operates his private practice, Ultimate Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Huntington, West Virginia. Monica chose IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants for her procedure after learning about them from Dr. Moosavi. Monica is thrilled with the IDEAL IMPLANT and loves her results! She was interviewed and gave us permission to share her story with others.
“This was my third breast augmentation, and with the previous surgeries I’d chosen saline implants, so when it came to what type of implant I was going to use, I decided I still wanted a saline-filled implant, but I was interested in what was new.
“It had been eleven years since I had the previous surgery, so I had a lot of rippling, and I had three babies, so my body had changed a lot, and I was really looking for a new option that was closer to silicone but without having scary side-effects you hear of and read about online. So that’s when Dr. Moosavi recommended the IDEAL IMPLANT. I honestly researched it for a long time and couldn’t find anything negative on it, and it sounded to me like a great option.”
Monica says she didn’t have very much anxiety prior to her procedure because she was so confident in the advantages IDEAL IMPLANT had to offer.
“I wasn’t nervous about breast augmentation surgery at all, since I’d already gone through two surgeries. Honestly I was more excited! Everything I read online about IDEAL IMPLANT and everything I read in other people’s reviews was positive.”
Unlike older saline implants, the IDEAL IMPLANT is structured to hold its shape and keep the saline in place. A series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers hold the saline filler. This structure gives women a more natural feel, while reducing folding and wrinkling. Monica says she could tell the difference in feel right away.
“I’ve had breast implants for a long time, and I was really excited to get the IDEAL IMPLANT because it felt different. I’ve had them since June, and I’m a runner. I work out, and they feel amazing. Obviously I had to wait for the recovery a little bit, but I’ve been feeling great since I’ve had them. It just seems like a wonderful switch out so far.”
With her first set of saline breast implants, Monica’s former plastic surgeon diagnosed her with capsular contracture. They tried multiple treatments to fix the problem, but nothing seemed to help.
“It was just a tightness, and my right implant sat much higher, so you could almost see that it was being pushed up a little bit more than it should have been. The left one settled, and the right one never did, so that was something I lived with for five years. They tried ultrasound treatment, and other things to get it to release a little bit, but at the end of the day I lived five years with it as long as I could, and then I had them switched out. And I had no problems with my second surgery. I was 20 when I got my first set, I was between 25 and 26 when I got my second set, and then I just turned 36 and got the IDEAL IMPLANT. I can tell a big difference. I know a good implant and a bad one, and the IDEAL IMPLANT just feels great.”
The IDEAL IMPLANT has a lower rate of capsular contracture when compared to other breast implant options. While silicone gel implants can have capsular contracture rates as high as 16%, the IDEAL IMPLANT has a capsular contracture risk of only 6.3%. The risks and safety concerns associated with silicone gel implants convinced Monica she didn’t want to go that route.
“I spent a lot of time researching, and I read about women having symptoms after silicone implants, and actually having their implants ex-planted because they were concerned about the side-effects that aren’t that well known. Most of the stories I read were tied to silicone gel breast implants. The articles on the internet listing side effects, and the comments from other women out there kind of scared me. I’m really active and and I have children, and I don’t want to have an implant rupture. People say it happens more commonly with silicone gel, so I was nervous about that too. Honestly, I never was displeased by the look of saline, I just wanted to stick with what I knew and what I felt safe with.”
When it comes to implant rupture, IDEAL IMPLANT carries a rupture risk of only 1.8% compared to silicone gel implants, which have rupture rates around 5-7%. If an IDEAL IMPLANT ruptures, women can tell just by looking in the mirror. With silicone implants, women have to shell out money for an MRI every 2-3 years to check for ruptures because implant rupture is silent. When it comes to rupture, women can have greater peace of mind with the IDEAL IMPLANT.
Some women who are considering breast augmentation surgery have a hard time choosing their implant size. Often augmentation patients will say they wish they had gone bigger or smaller. Monica has advice for those women struggling to pick what’s right for them.
“The first time my implants were at 330 ccs, and now I’m almost double that size. Each time you have surgery, you don’t realize your swelling goes up and then goes down, so you’re very happy with your results for the first six months, and then suddenly you’re like, “Hey. I went through all that, and they’re not that big.” So the second time I went up to 525 ccs. This third time with the IDEAL IMPLANT I went with around 625 ccs. I definitely went up each time, because I remembered how it felt after the swelling went away.”
With all of her experience, Monica also suggests that breast augmentation patients keep in mind their long-term plans and goals.
“Remember that breast implants are temporary. At some point you do have to change them out. You have to think about that in the future. Is that something you want to do or not? If you don’t want to be in it for the long haul, don’t do it because here I am three surgeries in. It happens. That’s the negative end. The positive end is it’s life changing. Breast implants can make you feel great about yourself, really. This far into it I feel like you owe it to yourself to be the best you. I don’t really have any regrets.”
Monica believes it’s important to pick a plastic surgeon you feel confident in and who doesn’t try to sway you in one direction or another when choosing your implants.
“We’re a military family, so we move about every four years. I’m originally from south Florida. My first two surgeries were done in south Florida before I was a part of the military. When we landed in West Virginia I found Dr. Moosavi. Dr. Moosavi is a mutual friend of a friend here in West Virginia. A few other military wives I know had gone to him and I heard his name a lot. I started asking other women who had gone to him, ‘What was your experience like?’ And I also did some of my own research online, and that’s how I narrowed that down. You have to be knowledgeable about researching surgeons. I never had a surgeon try to push silicone gel on me, but that is not always the case.”
Now that she has the IDEAL IMPLANT, Monica is extremely satisfied with how her breast implants look and feel.
“Now that I’ve switched to the IDEAL IMPLANT, they feel really natural so far. Running feels great. I don’t have that sloshy weird feeling. That’s gone. They just feel comfortable and natural. It doesn’t feel like there’s anything in there! They feel great.”
About Dr. Ben Moosavi
Dr. Moosavi established his practice Ultimate Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2013. He completed one of the most prestigious plastic surgery fellowships in the world at Emory University, after undergoing a rigorous education in general surgery. Dr. Moosavi has a reputation for providing safe, exceptional, quality care and treats each and every patient with respect and compassion. His breadth of training in the reconstructive and aesthetic realm has allowed him to perfect his surgical skills and technique. Dr. Moosavi is one of a limited number of board-certified plastic surgeons who offers his patients the latest in breast implant technology with the IDEAL IMPLANT.
Considering breast implants in West Virginia? Contact Dr. Moosavi today to discuss your options. Simply call 304-399-4220, or visit www.ultimateprs.com. Dr. Moosavi’s office is located at 5170 U.S. 60, Huntington, WV 25705. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.
Receiving a breast augmentation is a big decision. Women seeking a breast augmentation often feel caught choosing between the natural look of silicone gel and the safety of saline implants. But a new option is now available—IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.
What is a “Structured Implant”?
The IDEAL IMPLANT is known as a “structured implant” because of its unique design. It consists of a series of implant shells nested together with two separate chambers that hold saline. This advanced internal structure:
- Helps the implant to look and feel similar to a silicone gel implant
- Gives the peace of mind and safety that comes with a saline implant
- Controls the movement of the saline filler
- Mitigates sloshing, eliminating the “water-hammer” effect
- Supports the edges and upper portion of the implant, preventing collapse when upright
- Provides a youthful shape with desired volume and projection
- Reduces wrinkling and rippling that is often associated with saline implants
- Requires a smaller incision than with silicone gel implants
- Allows for a lower rupture rate and higher rupture strength
- Removes the need for regular MRIs to detect implant rupture
As the latest advancement in breast implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT enables women to achieve the natural feel they desire with silicone gel, without sacrificing the security of saline.
The Safety of Saline
There is no risk of “silent rupture” with IDEAL IMPLANT. A “silent rupture” occurs when a silicone gel implant ruptures and begins to leak sticky silicone gel into the surrounding tissues of a woman’s body. Only an MRI can detect the occurrence of a “silent rupture” and surgery is then required to remove the silicone gel. The FDA recommends that all women with silicone gel implants receive an MRI scan every other year to ensure their implants are still intact.
With the IDEAL IMPLANT, women always know their implants are intact by simply looking in the mirror. There is no maintenance required and no expensive MRI needed to detect rupture. If a rupture does occur, a woman’s body safely absorbs the saline until the implant is replaced. Also, because the implant consists of two separate chambers of saline, the implant will not completely deflate if ruptured, unlike other saline implants.
An IDEAL Testimonial
In the video below, Heather describes her experience with the IDEAL IMPLANT. She states:
“I work in the plastic surgery industry, and I’ve seen all of the different options of implants for several years now. I’ve wanted implants for most of my life, to be honest. Prior to having children, I did experience a little bit of asymmetry. After breastfeeding, I definitely experienced them hanging lower. So after my second child, and I knew I wasn’t going to have any more kids, I decided that was the time to go ahead and do something for myself. I really just wanted a lift originally, but after talking to my surgeon, he suggested that to get the volume and achieve that more youthful look that I wanted, I would be required to get an implant. When I chose to have my procedure done, I did choose IDEAL IMPLANT because after looking at some of the silicone gel options, and just thinking about putting something foreign in my body, I was more comfortable with the ‘structured implant’ from IDEAL. I definitely feel overall better. I feel more confident, that’s the best word to describe it. I can wear so many different shirts and dresses and other things I couldn’t wear in the past. I have friends who are interested in getting implants. They talk about it, and I hear those stories, and just tell them every single time, ‘Stop talking about it. Get it done. You’re going to never regret what you did. If you use the right surgeon and you pick the right implant, you’re going to be very happy with the results.’”
Benefits of the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants
The IDEAL IMPLANT was developed after years of research and extensive testing. They are made in the USA from safe, proven materials at FDA-inspected facilities using advanced robotics to achieve greater product consistency. When you compare IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants to silicone gel or saline implants, the benefits are clear.
Saline: a saline implant is like a water balloon in that it lacks any internal structure. This makes the upper portion of the implant collapse when upright, causing it to wrinkle under the skin. Ultimately, saline implants do not give the natural feel of breast tissue. Yet because women want the peace of mind that comes with saline, they may feel forced to deal with these drawbacks.
Silicone Gel: while silicone gel implants offer a more natural look over saline implants, they leave women wondering if their implants have ruptured. The risk of “silent rupture” and the possibility of silicone gel unknowingly leaking into the body are major concerns expressed by many women seeking a breast augmentation. Plus, the recommended MRI scans tend to be psychologically and financially difficult to bear.
IDEAL IMPLANT: With the IDEAL IMPLANT, women do not have to compromise beauty for safety. This technology-driven “structured implant” addresses the disadvantages of any previous implant options.
- Lower rupture rate
- Lower capsular contracture rate
- No MRIs needed to detect rupture
- Higher rupture strength
- Look and feel of silicone gel implants
- Peace of mind of saline implants
Furthermore, silicone gel implants are filled when they are manufactured. The IDEAL IMPLANT is not. The internal structure of the IDEAL IMPLANT allows plastic surgeons to adjust the volume of each implant to cater to the different sizes and cosmetic goals desired by their patients. This adjustable volume also allows plastic surgeons to use a smaller incision during surgery than with silicone gel implants.
Dr. Naveen Setty Offers the IDEAL IMPLANT
The IDEAL IMPLANT is only offered by plastic surgeons board-certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Naveen Setty is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and part of this exclusive group of plastic surgeons. As a leader in plastic surgery, he strives to offer the best breast augmentation experience possible. Dr. Setty was recognized by “D Magazine” from 2010-2018 as one of the leading plastic surgeons in “The Best of Big D”. RealSelf.com also named him “Top Doctor” for his breast and body contouring procedures.
Dr. Setty has an extensive background in the field of plastic surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Ohio State University, and completed his residency training in plastic surgery at Saint Louis University. He then went on to receive further training at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the New York University Medical Center in New York, NY, where he finished two one-year fellowships in hand surgery and plastic surgery. Dr. Setty has national memberships with the American Association for Hand Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American MedSpa Association, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Setty specializes in reconstructive plus cosmetic surgery, and performs surgery in Dallas, Allen, McKinney, Plano, and Frisco, TX. With a focus on body and breast procedures, he strives to educate women about their breast implant options to help them feel comfortable and confident moving forward with a breast augmentation. As his patient, you can count on Dr. Setty to take the time to listen to your concerns and help you achieve the outcome you desire.
Are you considering breast implants in Dallas, TX? Contact Dr. Naveen Setty today to discuss your options. Simply call 214-842-6960 or visit settyplastics.com. Dr. Setty’s office is located at 175 Ridge Road, Suite 200, McKinney, TX 75070. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT.