Women no longer have to sacrifice beauty for peace of mind when receiving a breast augmentation. Did you know there is an additional breast implant option besides saline or silicone gel? The new, innovative IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant is now available. The IDEAL IMPLANT offers all the benefits without the compromises of both silicone gel and saline implants.
About the IDEAL IMPLANT
The IDEAL IMPLANT was designed to give women the opportunity to achieve the beautiful look and natural feel many desire from silicone gel implants, yet provide the confidence and security that comes with saline. Its advanced internal structure is comprised of a series of implant shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. It contains no silicone gel and is only made with time-tested and proven breast implant materials.
This technology-driven implant underwent ten years of development, testing, and refinement. In 2014, the IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by the FDA and Health Canada based on the results from a multi-center clinical trial of 502 women and the information provided in volumes of safety, manufacturing, and clinical data. They are manufactured in the USA at a FDA-inspected facility using advanced robotics to ensure greater product consistency and high quality standards.
The Benefits of a “Structured Implant”
No other breast implant is like the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. In the video above, Dr. Robert Hamas explains why he invented a “structured implant”:
“I had an idea that maybe I could make an implant that had only saline in it, but have the natural feel and look of a silicone gel implant. And what I developed with the IDEAL IMPLANT was the concept of a series of shells nested inside each other that support the outer shell. So the woman now can have the advantages of a silicone gel implant in terms of natural look and feel, but the advantages of a saline implant in that there’s only saline in her body in case it ever ruptures, and she has the peace of mind of every day being able to look in the mirror and know that her implant is intact.”
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hamas sought out to create a breast implant that would provide the best of both worlds—one that would bring together the top features and positive characteristics from silicone gel and saline implants. For years, he cared for his patients through the aftermath of ruptured silicone gel implants or the dissatisfaction of unnatural feeling saline implants. Dr. Hamas knew women wanted and needed another option.
A Breast Augmentation with the IDEAL IMPLANT
The unique design of the IDEAL IMPLANT helps control the movement of the saline chambers to mitigate sloshing and eliminate what is known as the “water-hammer” effect. The internal structure also gives support to the upper pole of the implant so it does not collapse when upright. Other saline implants cannot accomplish this due to their lack of internal structure. Instead, they act like a water balloon and, when held upright, tend to wrinkle under the skin as the upper portion of the implant collapses. These saline implants ultimately do not replicate the realistic look or natural feel of breast tissue.
With a “structured implant,” women do not need to worry about wrinkling. The IDEAL IMPLANT is constructed to reduce wrinkling and rippling, and, in turn, provide the volume and projection women have come to expect from a silicone gel implant. To further create a genuine look, the outside edges of the IDEAL IMPLANT have been lowered to conform to the natural curve of a woman’s chest.
The IDEAL IMPLANT has adjustable volume as well. This allows plastic surgeons to better meet the physical goals of their patients. Before a breast augmentation procedure, women can discuss with their surgeon the implant size that would best fit the outcome they desire. This also means surgeons can use a smaller incision with the IDEAL IMPLANT compared to silicone gel implants. Because silicone gel implants are filled when manufactured, they can be damaged if inserted or forced through a small incision.
Avoiding the Risk of “Silent Rupture”
A “silent rupture” only occurs following a breast augmentation using silicone gel implants. Silicone gel implants can rupture at any time and begin to leak sticky silicone gel into the surrounding tissues of a woman’s body. If this happens, the implant and the leaked silicone gel must be surgically removed. The only way to detect this kind of rupture is by an MRI scan. A breast examination cannot conclude whether a silicone gel implant is intact. Because of this, the FDA recommends all women with silicone gel breast implants receive an MRI every two years to determine if there is a “silent rupture.”
There is no risk of a “silent rupture” with IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. A woman can easily detect whether her implants are intact by simply looking in the mirror, meaning no expensive MRI scans are needed to discover a rupture. Plus, the innovative design of the IDEAL IMPLANT provides structural strength to the implant giving it a lower rupture rate compared to silicone gel implants. And if it does rupture, the saline is safely absorbed by the body. The peace of mind that comes with saline is why so many women trust the IDEAL IMPLANT.
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are only available to an exclusive group of plastic surgeons. A plastic surgeon must be board-certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to be able to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT. Our surgeons stay up-to-date on the latest implant technology in order to provide superior patient care and high quality work. They believe in educating women and allowing them to play a proactive role in the breast enhancement process. Women no longer need to settle for less. The IDEAL IMPLANT is now available through a select network of highly trained plastic surgeons throughout the U.S. and Canada.
No Compromise Needed
When receiving a breast enhancement with the IDEAL IMPLANT, you do not have to compromise beauty for peace of mind. It combines the natural look and feel of silicone gel with the safety and security of saline. The internal structure:
- Reduces wrinkling and rippling common with saline implants
- Supports the upper pole to prevent collapse when upright
- Controls the movement of the saline to eliminate sloshing
- Creates a youthful shape and projection
- Allows for adjusting the volume
- Requires a smaller incision than silicone gel implants
- Conforms to the natural curve of a woman’s chest
- Requires no MRI scan to detect implant rupture
- Carries no risk of a “silent rupture”
- Has a lower rupture rate
The IDEAL Way
Women need options. As the first “structured implant,” the IDEAL IMPLANT is an option that addresses the concerns and drawbacks many women have about silicone gel and saline breast implants. Women should play a proactive role in the breast augmentation process to be able to make an educated decision before moving forward with a breast enhancement. To learn more about IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants, visit our website, idealimplant.com. To find a surgeon near you that offers IDEAL IMPLANT, use our surgeon finder. Schedule your consultation today!