When you compare IDEAL IMPLANT with typical silicone gel implants side by side, it quickly becomes clear why more women are choosing the Structured Breast Implant. Consider the benefits and compromises of each:
SILICONE GEL BREAST IMPLANTS
IDEAL IMPLANT® STRUCTURED BREAST IMPLANTS
Capsule Contracture Risk*
Rupture is “Silent”
How Rupture is Detected
Look at breast
FDA Recommended Monitoring for Rupture
MRI at 3 years, then every
2 years for life
FDA Recommends Removal if Rupture Detected
Rupture Removal Surgery
Complex (possible capsulectomy)
Material Contacting Tissues
Material is Absorbed
No (sticks to tissues)
Rupture Warranty (Lifetime replacement; $3,500 for 10 yrs)
Capsule Contracture Warranty
(Replacement for 10 yrs)
FDA Approved for Ages 18-22
About $500 more
* FDA Core clinical trial results for primary augmentation; 7-year for IDEAL IMPLANT and Allergan; 6-year for Mentor and Sientra since 7-year results not published.
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BREAST IMPLANT OPTIONS—THEN & NOW
How Breast Implant Technology Has Progressed
As you compare breast implants, it can be helpful to understand how current technologies address the concerns of previous implant options.
The saline implant is similar to a water balloon. Because it has no internal structure, it does not have the natural feel of breast tissue. The saline implant is usually placed under the chest muscles. Without an internal structure, the upper portion collapses when held upright, and the implant tends to wrinkle under the skin. While they appreciate the peace of mind saline offers over silicone gel, many women complain of a less-than-natural look and feel.
Since being re-allowed on the market by the FDA, silicone gel implants became popular, offering a more natural feel over saline implants. However, because the implant is filled when manufactured, as opposed to during the surgery, it can be damaged if forced through a small incision. Further, rupture of a silicone gel implant is undetectable by looking in the mirror or by physical examination, and requires an MRI scan of the breast for detection. Many women express concern about having silicone gel in their body.
The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants® offer the advantages of previous technologies without the drawbacks of either. Beautiful, natural look and feel, the peace of mind of only saline inside, and no risk of silent rupture—women can be 100% confident their implants are intact and detect rupture by looking in the mirror. With the highest standards of manufacturing consistency, superior design, and time-tested and proven implant materials, it’s truly the IDEAL IMPLANT for women electing or replacing breast implants.
WHY COMPROMISE? CHOOSE A
NATURAL FEEL AND YOUTHFUL
SHAPE WITH THE SAFETY OF SALINE.