Why Dr. Horowitz Likes IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants

by | Nov 23, 2019 | Plastic Surgeon Feature, Testimonials - Surgeons

Looking for “cosmetic surgery near me” in Newport Beach, CA? At the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jed Horowtiz has over 34 years of experience and is known as one of “The Best Doctors in America” and one of the “Top Surgeons” around the area. He has extensive experience performing cosmetic plastic surgery for the face, body, and breast, and particular expertise in placing structured saline breast implants, or the new IDEAL IMPLANT®. Dr. Horowitz discusses some of the benefits to this new breast implant technology.

The IDEAL IMPLANT is Beauty Without Compromise

With silicone gel implants, patients have a risk of silent rupture, where their breast implant can leak or tear without their knowledge and without any symptoms. These ruptures can go undetected for weeks or even months, at which time sticky silicone gel can leak out of the implant and make contact with other body tissues, causing further complications. Dr. Horowitz says if this happens, “The recommendations are to remove all of the silicone gel, remove the capsule, and start fresh. A woman who has experienced that and now needs to have a new implant frequently will be concerned about having another silicone gel implant.” The FDA recommends women have an MRI every two to three years to check for silent ruptures, but these scans are expensive and not always 100% reliable.

“For the patients that are concerned about silicone gel, and they’re concerned about the safety of silicone gel, I am happy to give them an alternative,”  says Dr. Horowtiz. “And the only alternative I had before was the unstructured saline breast implants. And the standard saline implant doesn’t feel as natural as breast tissue or as natural as silicone gel, and has greater problems with rippling, wrinkling, or waviness for many patients. So for me as a surgeon, I like having IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants as an option for all those patients, particularly the ones that have safety concerns.” 

There’s no need to worry about silent rupture with the IDEAL IMPLANT. Filled with saline for peace of mind, a rupture is immediately visible just by a quick glance in the mirror. When a rupture occurs, the implant will deflate, and you can go and get it replaced easily. There’s no need to rush, since the only thing leaking out is saline, which can be easily absorbed by your body with no harmful side effects. The replacement surgery for an IDEAL IMPLANT is quick and simple, usually taking less than 30 minutes. 

Cosmetic Surgery Near Me: How an IDEAL IMPLANT is Filled

Unlike silicone gel implants which come pre-filled to specific sizes, the IDEAL IMPLANT is not filled with saline until the actual day of surgery. This allows Dr. Horowtiz to achieve greater symmetry by adding a little more saline to one side or another. This also means your incision will be smaller than incisions needed for silicone gel implants. 

The IDEAL IMPLANT is composed of a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold the sterile saline solution. So, you can add more saline to the back chamber or the front chamber depending on the look you want. This structure also controls the movement of the saline for a more natural feel, while reducing folding and wrinkling, thought to be the main cause of implant rupture and deflation. 

Another Advantage to Structured Saline Breast Implants

In this video, you’ll see that Dr. Horowitz uses a M.D. Resource Tumescent Measuring Device (TMD) pump during breast augmentation surgery, which makes filling the IDEAL IMPLANT even simpler. “It’s a closed system,” he says. “So the saline goes from the saline bag all the way through the pump, then into this tubing. So it doesn’t involve any syringes, there’s no open basin of saline.”

Almost like filling up at a gas station where you watch the numbers and stop the pump when you attain the right amount of gas, the TMD pump measures the amount needed to fill the implant and the surgeon keeps an eye on the counter until it reaches the correct amount. For example, “We just watch the counter. For this particular implant which is 240 cc (142 cc in the back and 90 cc in the front) plus the weight of the implant will make it a total of 240 cc. . . . So anybody that’s using IDEAL IMPLANT should really get one of these TMD pump counters because it makes the saline filling process incredibly easy. “ says Dr. Horowitz. 

Choose Dr. Horowitz and the IDEAL IMPLANT

Patients appreciate Dr. Horowitz’s thorough knowledge of plastic surgery procedures and his caring and compassionate bedside manner throughout their cosmetic surgery near me journey. Dr. Horowitz believes strongly in educating his patients about their options and has years of experience using the IDEAL IMPLANT in breast augmentation surgery.

Considering structured saline breast implants in Newport Beach, CA? Contact Dr. Horowitz today to discuss your options. Simply call  949-565-2121, or visit www.pacificcenterplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Horowitz’s office is located at 3991 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 320/340, Newport Beach, CA, 92660. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.