How “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants Compare to IDEAL IMPLANT

by | Apr 20, 2018 | Breast Implant Complications, Breast Implant Education Center, Breast Implant Options, Plastic Surgeon Feature

If you’re researching breast implant types, you may be wondering how the different types compare. When you visit a plastic surgeon you will most likely face the choice between saline implants, silicone gel implants, and the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. Be aware that when women refer to “silicone breast implants” they are referring to silicone gel implants, or “gummy bear” breast implants, which are filled with silicone gel. All implants have a silicone shell, but what the breast implant is filled with–silicone gel or saline–will determine what comes into contact with your breast tissue in case of a rupture.

The Downside of “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants or Silicone Breast Implants

Women typically pick silicone gel breast implants because they have a more natural feel and do not ripple like saline implants. But often women who have these implants are not aware of the downsides to them. These include:

  • Silent Ruptures: When a silicone-gel breast implant ruptures it is not possible to tell there is a leak without an MRI scan. This is why it is called a “silent rupture.” The silicone-gel may start leaking into surrounding breast tissue and need to be removed.
  • Repeated MRIs: To detect a silent rupture the FDA recommends women with “gummy bear” breast implants get an MRI every two years for life. These MRIs are expensive and typically not covered by insurance companies.
  • Price Difference: While prices and insurance coverage may vary, you should factor in the cost of an MRI every two years.

The IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant

The IDEAL IMPLANT combines what women love about saline implants and silicone breast implants. This new technology gives women the peace of mind that a rupture will be immediately evident by just looking at the breast, and the saline inside is safely absorbed by the body. The internal structure ensures the implant keeps its beautiful, natural shape and does not ripple. After years of choosing between the beauty of silicone gel breast implants and peace of mind of saline breast implants, women can now have the best of both worlds.

Visit Dr. Ellen Mahony For Exceptional Results

Dr. Ellen Mahony is a board-certified plastic surgeon who takes care to make sure her patients know all their choices for plastic surgery. After completing rigorous training and research, Dr. Mahony has earned numerous awards and is a member of several prestigious medical associations. As a surgeon and a recipient of breast implants, Dr. Mahony knows what women want from saline and “gummy bear” breast implants or silicone breast implants. That’s why Dr. Mahony is excited to be one of the exclusive surgeons in the area to provide a better implant option for her patients, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, simply call (203) 221-0102 or visit Dr. Mahoney’s office is located at 131 Kings Highway, North Westport, Connecticut 06880.  Call today for more information about how IDEAL IMPLANT can give you the look you want.