Denver Breast Implants: Costs, Concerns, and The IDEAL IMPLANT

by | Nov 20, 2018 | Breast Implant Complications, Breast Implant Education Center, Breast Implants Before and After, Plastic Surgeon Feature

IMPORTANT NOTE: Below you may find untouched before and after photos of patients who have granted permission to their surgeon to show them anonymously. While we protect the identities of our patients, please be advised that by their nature, these photos contain sensitive content.

Since 1984, Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Zwiebel has provided a comprehensive range of exceptional plastic surgery services to men and women in the Denver area. At his private practice, Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, Dr. Zwiebel promises to listen closely to you and spend ample time discussing and understanding your cosmetic surgery goals and concerns. Dr. Zwiebel has extensive experience in many cosmetic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, and he is dedicated to achieving beautiful outcomes for his patients. Whether you are wondering how much Denver breast implants cost or you wish to explore your different implant options, your questions will not go unanswered at the office of Dr. Zwiebel. He is one of an exclusive group of doctors that offers his patients the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

What Makes IDEAL IMPLANT Different?

“I’ve been very pleased to add the IDEAL IMPLANT to the armamentarium of choices because they carry a lower safety risk and lower complication rates. This puts me in a position to be very comfortable in recommending the IDEAL IMPLANT for most of my patients when I see them in consultation.” – Dr. Paul Zwiebel

The IDEAL IMPLANT is a structured saline implant designed to give women a beautiful, natural look and peace of mind. Since up to 60% of the human body is made up of water, choosing an implant that is filled with saline (a sterile mixture of salt and water)  just makes sense. While regular, older saline implants were often thought of as “water balloons” because they don’t keep their shape very well, the IDEAL IMPLANT’s design incorporates a series of implant shells nested together, which controls the movement of the saline, and allows it to flow back and forth in a smooth, natural way.

The Health Costs Associated with Silicone Gel Implants

Many women have heard different rumors about silicone gel implants that are currently on the market today, and worry about how much these breast implants cost. In Denver, patients’ main concerns shouldn’t necessarily be about the monetary cost of these implants, but rather the health costs. A common complication among breast augmentation patients is implant rupture. This is where a leak or break occurs in the implant. If women choose a saline implant or a structured saline implant like the IDEAL IMPLANT, the saline will be safely absorbed by the body in case of rupture. This is not the case with silicone gel Denver breast implants. Costs or risks of silicone gel as explained by Dr. Paul Zwiebel:

“A disadvantage of silicone gel implants is that if they do develop a leak, there is the issue of detection. Unlike the saline, it becomes a little less obvious to detect a leak with silicone gel, because the silicone gel can’t be absorbed by the body. It doesn’t go anywhere. Those leaks are usually detected with studies likes mammography, ultrasound, or even MRI.” 

Silicone gel is sticky and can come into contact with surrounding body tissue if an implant rupture occurs, leading to other complications like capsular contracture. You won’t see or even feel an obvious difference in your implants with silicone gel because the rupture is ‘silent.’ A rupture can go undetected for a period of time until other symptoms begin appearing.

With the IDEAL IMPLANT, there are zero risks of silent rupture. A woman can always know her implants are intact just by looking in the mirror. No expensive MRIs are needed. The IDEAL IMPLANT will deflate slightly, due to its dual-chamber design, and a woman can get the implant replaced at her convenience.

Lengthy Surgeries for Silicone Gel Implants Increase Breast Implants Cost in Denver

Having breast augmentation surgery in and of itself is a big decision. Patients have to prepare themselves mentally and physically for the surgery and then spend time recovering afterward. No patient wants to find themselves back in a surgery center just a few years later, undergoing an involved implant revision procedure.

When you’re considering Denver breast implants, costs of subsequent surgeries should be factored into your decision. Dr. Zwiebel says that an operation to replace a silicone gel implant may be “a little bit more involved and a little bit more lengthy” compared to replacing saline implants. Sometimes surgeons have to perform a complete capsulectomy to remove all the silicone gel that has leaked. Unlike silicone gel implants, the IDEAL IMPLANT can be replaced in a quick and straightforward procedure. Dr. Zwiebel explains,

“When we’re replacing a saline implant, whether it’s the classic or the structured saline, one of the great advantages in the replacement is its simplicity. We typically use a local anesthetic and just inject the same incision that was made before. Through that incision, we’re able to remove the old implant and replace it with the new one in a procedure that typically takes about half an hour with no downtime. Most of the time, when patients have a replacement, they can just continue with their daily activities, so there aren’t any special recovery issues.”

Before and After Denver Breast Implants: Costs and Concerns

It’s common for some plastic surgeons to recommend that women replace their silicone gel implants every 10-15 years, as the risks for complications such as ruptures and capsular contractures can increase with time. But with the IDEAL IMPLANT, most surgeons say that women can keep the implant in as long as they want, due to its lower rate of both rupture and capsular contracture when compared to silicone gel implants.

The rupture risk of silicone gel implants can fall anywhere between 5-7%, but the IDEAL IMPLANT rupture risk is much lower at 1.8%. When the breast tissue around the implant becomes hard, swollen, and painful, it’s known as capsular contracture. The capsular contracture risk with IDEAL IMPLANT is only 6.3%, as opposed to silicone gel capsular contracture rates, which can vary from 9-16%.

In these photos, you’ll see before and after pictures of a 44-year- old woman who choose IDEAL IMPLANT for her breast augmentation. The “after” pictures were taken 6 months after her procedure. This woman is  5’5” tall and 164 lbs. Her implants were filled to 335cc.

Outstanding and Personalized Care with Dr. Paul Zwiebel

At your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Zwiebel, you can discuss how much Denver breast implants cost, the IDEAL IMPLANT, and all your worries or expectations for your procedure. Dr. Zwiebel is dedicated to providing exceptional and beautiful outcomes for his patients in the safest and most comfortable environment possible. From your first consultation through your follow-up exam, you can feel confident in the care you’ll receive from Dr. Zwiebel and his staff. His patients love the IDEAL IMPLANT:

“For the patients who have chosen IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants for their breast augmentation, the satisfaction has been unanimous. Women love the appearance and the feel of the IDEAL IMPLANT, as well as the peace of mind that it carries fewer risks and complications than most alternatives.”

Considering how much breast implants cost in Denver, Colorado? Contact Dr. Zwiebel today to discuss your options. Simply call 303-470-3400 or visit Dr. Zwiebel’s office is located at 2050 E. County Line Road, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.